Journal: Perfecting the Ludovico Technique

May 25, 2012

in Journal Notes

8:50 am – 9:40 pm     ||     Location:  Seven   |   Studio

  • Management:  Preparing for one of my many quarterly management meetings.  So much happening; the number of projects in play is a bulleted list of six pages.  What’s more amazing is that we’re actually working on nearly all of them; and even making a bit of progress.
  • Note:  Seven Cycles’ ad in the Velo Tour Guide just hit.  Looks good.  It’s another example of our more build focused expression.
  • Race Team:  Last night the Ride Studio Cafe Racers had a clinic with the legendary Ward Solar – who we’re fortunate to have on the team.  Jay Robbins summed up this very rare opportunity:  “Ward put on a great clinic last night.  He had some ideas and drills that I think you would only learn competing at the very high levels that he has (i.e. 2 week UCI stage races in South America).  It was a totally new perspective for me.  […]  ‘clearing’ a position technique when you’re boxed in a tight group.  Or using the bottle pickup drill as a survival tool on a hot day when you don’t have a feed.  As much as I may think I have a lot of experience racing bikes, it feels like peanuts when I hear the ideas Ward has.  […]  his presence on the team is valuable and that this sort of knowledge should eventually trickle its way through Ride Studio Cafe over time.”  We’re very fortunate to have both Ward and Jay on the team.
  • Humor?:  I can tell I’m in trouble when my Garmin goes on auto pause – repeatedly – but I’m pedalling as hard as I can on my mountain bike.  Got my but kicked by a bunch of Seven Cycles riders at 7am this morning.
  • News of note:  “Today, European physicists say they’ve […] teleport[ed] photons […] a distance of almost 150 kilometres.”  The future is here.  What a time to be alive.  The Fly – with Jeff Goldblum – is coming. In Goldblum’s words, “I’ve never been much of a bather.”  I have so much in common with him.  “I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it, but now that dream is over and the insect is awake.”

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