Went to the anorexic end of year, Long Beach Cycle Swap and got a chance to really inspect the asphalt for cracks, potholes, other needed repairs, due - to - the - lack - of - vendors. And, it was good. Very minimal non-cycle related vendors. Oh what a relief it is!
The Bagger ratio was worse than the giant plastic garbage circling in the pacific ocean, but there were diamonds floating above the foam. The trick is like snatching the pebble from the Master's hand. You have to distract yourself from everything around you and allow those worthy bikes to appear.
Peek-a-Boo, I see You!