Journal: Let Ahab Beware Ahab

February 22, 2013

in Journal Notes

Greenwheel All Systems Go - photo - Rob VandermarkFriday location:  Seven  |  7:40 am – 8:45 pm

  • Product Development:  Met with Michael Lin of Greenwheel today.  He brought by the latest generation of the electric assist wheel design.  The new changes require some adaptation of the design on which I am working.  The original deadline for this project was the end of February.  So, the deadline just got pushed so that we can incorporate the new wheel system and some other improvements – like the controller box that no longer is needed.
  • Video Project:  Met with Natalia B. and John L. today to talk about a Seven Cycles video project.  Also working with Natalia on a Ride Studio Cafe video.
  • Business Development:  Had a meeting at Seven Cycles today where we worked on some inventory management.  I love inventory because it’s so counter-intuitive   I subscribe to the Toyota Production System view of inventory.  It’s a complex conversation but, to me, the essence is:  the more inventory you have, the less likely you are to have the inventory you want.  It is true.  More on this later.
  • Words:  The Honey Winterando and winter riding – it’s pretty darn good.  Chip Baker explains.

  • Product Launch:  The latest design in the Honey Bikes world:  The Cyclocross Utilty.  We’ve already got a lot of interest in this bike.  I think that’s because most ‘cross bikes are either full-on race bikes or touring bikes with knobby tires.  A big gap exists between these two worlds:  high performance riding but not overly twitchy race geometry.

Post title:  “…but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man.”   –  Herman Melville’s character Ahab in Moby Dick

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