Trooper Tales

New Careers & Wasting NO Time

So Kim just started a new job yesterday, working for McCann-Erickson, which is a division of the Interpublic Group. The Interpublic Group is a consortium of the world’s largest advertising agencies; Kim will be the Technical Project Manager (exactly what that entails, I haven’t a clue), working on one of the firm’s largest accounts. She […]

Trooper Tales

A (Steven) First

At the ripe middle age of 38 years, 10 months and 4 days, I have become the owner of my very first automotive vehicle. It’s a 1995 Isuzu Trooper S, 5 speed manual, 4WD with 132,000 miles. It’s in decent, but not great shape. Missing a little fender flare, cracked windshield, needs new wiper blades, […]

Cycling Word Play

Recommended Reading: Raising The Bar

I’ve been reading Raising The Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business, by Gary Erickson (the founder of Clif Bar, Inc.) recently. I really like his model of a balanced ecosystem for a thriving business. Following this model has allowed Clif Bar to become one of the fastest growing privately-held businesses, and the leader […]

Cycling Word Play

TOM SIMPSON: Two Recommended Biographies

PUT ME BACK ON MY BIKE: IN SEARCH OF TOM SIMPSON by William Fotheringham Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour. […]

Cycling Word Play

A Honku in 3 Parts

O fixed-gear rider, I envy your freedom as you blow past the honks. Messenger, ride hard! Make a delivery and pick up the next tag. Brakeless, back pedal, skidding to a halt as the cabbies try to kill.