Picked up a link from Joe Lindsey over at the Boulder Report yesterday.

I met Joe a couple of times back in 1995 or 1996, when I interviewed for an associate editor gig at the old Bicycle Guide magazine. Grant Petersen, at Rivendell Bicycle Works (for whom I was the web guy at the time), helped out with an introduction to Garrett Lai, who was the senior editor at the time. Part of the interview process was a ride up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu from Santa Monica with Garrett and Joe.

The other candidate, to whom the job eventually was offered, was Patrick Brady (of the now-defunct Asphalt Magazine). Never got the chance to meet Patrick, though.

I’ve always had a lot of respect for both Joe’s and Patrick’s writing … BG certainly made the right choice hiring Patrick instead of me. But sometimes I still wonder, “what if” …