I've spent the last 2 days in beautiful San Diego, Ca at the Haro Bikes Dealer Summit, a hands on intimate sales meeting with everyone at Haro. It's been really cool to see what goes on inside a small company like this. I flew out here Monday morning along with 5 other dealers from across the country (Florida, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Seattle, and small town Tennessee). There's only about 12 employees on the inside of Haro, including marketing, design, and sales, so the 1 on 1 personal touch that they were able to give us was great.
Basically, we were wined and dined, then drilled on how they can improve their company, bikes, and vision. They are looking to the dealers on ways to improve their 2011 and beyond bikes, and what they need to do to get their bikes in the hands of the consumers.
We stayed in a nice little beach front hotel in Carlsbad where Haro is headquartered, and we were within walking distance to all the restaurants, and about 100 meters from the water...life is rough.
I'm very excited to get back to my family and the shop though. Spinning at the Parkville store starts thursday evening, so I've got to get some workouts in order. Apparently my fork came in for my Moots cross bike, so I'll have plenty of fun stuff to do when I get back to the shop.