YouTube, Coffee and Cycling

April 9, 2010

It’s not often or going to be often, (unless I change my mind as this is my blog after all), that I will put a link that advertises someone else’s product. But since I have no products of my own why not. I was wasting time watching cycling videos on YouTube last night when I clicked on this little video for 53×11 coffee. As a cyclist I liked it. It isn’t that it is well made and probably won’t win any awards but, it was worth the 2:49 I spent watching it. Plus it shows in offhanded way that bikes are cooler than cars.
I’ve always also been interested in business and marketing, (I have a degree in it from a prestigious party school), I find the idea of using Youtube as advertising tool interesting. It’s cheap and if people can find your ad, you have a captive audience. By captive audience I mean sitting a foot way from the screen hand on the mouse drinking their favorite beverage, (coffee or beer etc.), and though they may click away they don’t get up and leave like in the tv medium. Best of all they have their hand on the mouse ready to click and buy. No phone necessary. A marketers dream. It’s almost as good as getting a hot, young, large breasted female to wear your logo across her chest.

P.s. If your someone at 53×11 coffee and want to send me a free bag for pushing your product for you the, House Espresso blend would be just fine.


To STP or not STP

April 2, 2010

Still trying to decide if I should ride in the Seattle to Portland ride this summer. Two days and 200 miles with 9,999 other people. I’ve been steadily increasing my miles but with 3 months to go time is getting short. I can probably get to the point that I can survive it, but enjoying the experience may be a different story. I keep thinking of the ending of the movie Run Fat Boy Run with Simon Pegg finishing a marathon. Great movie. Fun to watch, but no one wants to be that guy.  I can just see  the human interest story on the 11 o’clock news with footage of the last cyclist to finish crawling across the finish line dragging his bike behind him. Not pretty.


Started my training for the 100 miles of Nowhere ride

March 26, 2010

I officially started training for my first century ride yesterday. 20 miles on the trainer. I thought this would be the perfect first century ride for me. The Fat Cyclist 100 Miles of Nowhere. Unlike most century rides I don’t have to get up before dawn and drive around a strange city looking for parking. Also the risk of public humiliation is low. If I bonk, or crash and burn no one has to know. And it still raises money for charity. A win-win situation. Perfect.


Coming Soon. A new cycling blog.

March 24, 2010

Hello world!

March 23, 2010

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