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chef Al

In good business on October 24, 2010 at 12:31 am

Dear Chula Vista Resort,

Our family has been coming to your resort for a few years now. Every since our oldest boy was tall enough to do the slides we started looking online for the best indoor waterpark deals.

The first time we stayed with you, our son met chef Al while eating breakfast at the buffet. They immediately bonded. He was the very first person to teach our son the “knuckles” greeting.

Since that stay, every time we mention a trip, our son asks if we can go see chef Al. So while there are a few options in the area we have decided to stick with Chula Vista to see chef Al.

Good service is not always easy to find. Remarkable service is about as rare as an albino buffalo. So when somebody like chef Al goes out of his way to be remarkable – on every encounter – I’m compelled to tell as many people about it as I can.

Thanks for another great trip. Please share with chef Al… he’s REMARKABLE!

#bikeschool – how to participate

In #bikeschool on October 21, 2010 at 11:15 am

Here’s what you need to know…

  1. login to your Twitter account from 9-10p EST
  2. use the hashtag #bikeschool in your tweets
  3. if you are using TweetDeck just click on #bikeschool from any tweet. add a column to follow the discussion
  4. or follow along using this Twitter Search link
  5. or this TweetChat link is another option (there are probably more options)
  6. you might want to let people know your tweets will be a little crazy during the hour. Something like:  tweeps, I’m heading to #bikeschool chat so just ignore my crazy tweets the next hour… or better, join in here
  7. the moderator will come with a few questions… Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. If your response begins with Q1, Q2, Q3 it will help us all follow along
  8. feel free to have side conversations, ask other questions, stir it up and most importantly throw at least a couple heckle tweets towards @egggman and @lovingthebike

Thursday Night #Bikeschool (9p EST)

In #bikeschool, cycling on October 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

A couple months ago @egggman, @lovingthebike and I blogged about
sharing lessons learned using the hashtag #bikeschool. The hashtag has
taught us a lot. Not so much on technical issues, but more about life

We’ve heard about kids flying free without training wheels and what
this has meant for the parent. There have been stories shared about
mountain biking, volunteerism, beer biking, icebiking, biking with a
family, and we’ve even had a couple Yogi Berrisms. It’s been amazing
and fun to be part of this.

We’d like to take #bikeschool to the next level. By all means keep
sharing your stories via blogs and tweets during the week using the
same hashtag, but beginning this Thursday, October 21 at 9p EST and
each Thursday through the rest of the year, we invite you to attend a
live 60 minute Twitter discussion moderated by either Mike, Darryl, or

We’ll identify the moderator each Thursday on Twitter at 9p EST sharp
using the hashtag #bikeschool. They will introduce a new topic or
question every 15 minutes to keep the discussion lively. If you follow
us on Twitter you know the discussion can get a little crazy. Expect
more of the same, but most importantly expect to make some great
cycling connections and have some fun.

So that’s Thursday night #bikeschool folks. Are you ready for some
cycling conversation? Questions? Contact @egggman, @lovingthebike or
@bikerly and we’d be happy to help.

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In
practice there is.  — Yogi Berra

The technical details: 10 Steps to #bikeschool

what makes a better cyclist

In cycling, sketches on October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

*response to “Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?” on

how to name your bicycle

In cycling on October 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I was curious today how we name bicycles so I asked this question on Twitter:

I received a number of really great responses. Click through this slide show to see them.

How do/did you name your bicycle? Comment below.


In running, what the? on October 9, 2010 at 11:16 pm

I just ran 1 mile. It was day 39 of my running streak.

Last Sunday I ran 26.2 miles in 4:something. At mile 23 I didn’t think I could run 3.2 more miles. Then I thought about the easy 1 mile runs I’ve done during the running streak. How could just 1 more mile be so bad… then another 1 mile and then the final 1 mile?

I’ve been to the dentist office 3 times in the last 4 days to fix 3 root canals on 1 of my 2nd molars and my pain has not reached more than a 4 on a 10 point scale. I have an excellent dentist.

Tomorrow is 10/10/10. Today, at 6:00 o’clock it was 84 degrees so I’m drinking 1 cold 12 ounce ale.

This post took 8 minutes to draft.

marathon day

In running, sketches on October 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

chaotic collisions

In good business, seth school, what the? on October 4, 2010 at 11:51 am

This is not a race report. I still have to figure out what happened on the course this weekend. It’s possible I never will. All I have on the matter so far is this 140 character summary.

So here’s another story.


Chaotic collisions (or last week on twitter). A friend recommended I follow another friend, who had a link to this excellent TED video: Where ideas come from

Then I received a vexing tweet so I closed twitter and read more blog entries… where I found Holstee’s website and manifesto:

Chaotic collisions are everywhere. Mix, mash, create, destroy, repeat. Make it a great week, friends… let’s make a ruckus.