National Bicycle Tourism Conference


A Year After I Left My Full-Time Job
It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I left my full-time job at Sony Pictures Entertainment. It is actually even more surreal as I am writing this post a month ahead of that anniversary. But since I’ll probably be off biking somewhere in Spain or France, I think it is more »

A Year After I Left My Full-time Job


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“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” – Margaret J. Wheatley, Writer & Behavior Management Consultant Like many businesses and blogs out there, this is the time to reflect on 2014. That is why you might be seeing an influx of self-reflecting blog posts more »

2014: A Year in Review


CicloSDias 6th Street
When I was working on my travel plans for the National Bicycle Tourism Conference for November 5th to November 8th, I was reminded by someone in my social network that November 9th was the day of San Diego’s very own open street event, CicloSDias, a very clever name.  I was curious to see how this more »

CicloSDias: An Angeleno’s Perspective




National Bicycle Tourism Conference Badge 2
This is the first of a two-part article going over my experience at the conference for the first two days. The second part is found here. Do you remember about the same time last year I traveled to Coralville, Iowa to attend the National Bicycle Tourism Conference (NBTC)? If you don’t remember, check out my more »

2014 National Bicycle Tourism Conference (Part 1 of 2)




Remember when you were back in school, and it was the last day of the school year?  All you wanted to do was hang out with your friends and do minimal work.  That was what the 4th day felt like.  We had a brief discussion with Jim Sayer of Adventure Cycling Association in the morning.  I more »

Day 4 of the 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference


Bipartisan Tshirt
The third day of the conference kicked off with a big bang as Russ & Laura of The Path Less Pedaled, gave their presentation on marketing to the attendees of the conference.  We were then entertained by Andy Clarke, the Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists, who delivered an important message on why more »

Day 3 of the 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference


BTN Conference 1
The second day of the 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference started early and ended late.  We had our official welcome from the organizers and recognized dignitaries from the local community who supported this conference.  We jumped into session 1, lunch, 2 more sessions, happy hour, and dinner in Iowa City. Breakfast I woke up at more »

Day 2 of the 2013 National Bicycle Tourism Conference