“The only thing constant in life is change” Joe Montgomery Founder of Cannondale Bicycles
Thirteen years ago I worked for Cannondale Bicycles. Joe Montgomery said that at a sales meeting. I have used that statement many times in my life to help me be at peace with changing circumstances in my life.
Let me take two steps back here.
I was having a good time writing this blog, writing about My Life Behind Bars. It has been a good outlet for my creativity and a good escape from a crazy time in my life that started about the same time I started writing. I enjoy sharing my perspective and the experiences I get to have.
Somewhere along the way I stopped being real. To paraphrase Howard Stern “You have to be real and genuine for people to care” I realize this is a loose interpretation but it works for him. I live this way in “real life” but for some reason I was trying to be someone else online. That is going to end.
I have an off color sense of humor, occasionally I curse, Ok more than occasionally, and I love to ride my bicycle. This last year I ended a 17 year marriage, I started a new venture working for BMC, (leaving a very stable job with Giant), and left that job with BMC about three months ago.
Leaving the marriage was my choice and the most difficult decision I have ever made. Leaving Giant was my choice and I was excited at the possibility. Leaving BMC was not my choice but in the end it worked out for the best.
I have partnered with a group of people to represent several quality brands. This is a great opportunity for me and I am excited at the possibility. 25 plus years of experience has made it possible for me to align with Easton/Bell/Giro, Yakima, Camelbak, Power Bar, Go Pro and Chrome bag’s.
If you work at a shop and read this expect me to be in your door selling you these fine item’s. If you are a reader expect some video’s via Go Pro camera’s and other item’s I am selling to be discussed here. This won’t turn into a full time commercial but I am proud of these brand’s and use them all.
Thank you all for reading. Post’s may not get any more frequent but I enjoy this outlet and hope you all do to. Then again maybe they will.
Random fact of the day: when I was very young I wanted I whale in my bathtub. I kind of still do.
Ride your bike, have fun,
Closing one door and Opening another is very difficult (depenidng on situation) but also the breath of life itself sometimes. As far as being real…HO! ( a native american expression used to show agreement or appreciation while in sacred cirlce gatherings or in vermont.
Thanks Patti. I am gonna refrain from hollering HO real loud around groups of women but I certainly appreciate the sentiment.
more cursing, less unicorns?! woot!
Best to you 🙂
dude, my word verification for this comment is "foxingra." wts?
More cursing and MORE Unicorns! F Yeah!
Well you are foxy, I have know idea what the "ingra" is.
Good Luck Gary! You are not alone in making big changes. As you know, Mary and I are in the same boat. When I get to PA you can tell me more about those GoPro cameras. I would love to be able to document some of the "kind and considerate" divers that make bike commuting interesting.