Nº85 ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Stoked for Bespoked! 🔧 ⚙️

I was wracking my brain trying to think of some Cockney Rhyming Slang combo for this week’s intro & realized it’s easy: I’m stoked for Bespoked!

Who else will be in Bristol for the UK’s Handmade Bike Show this weekend?

In other news,

Last & somber note: a good friend of many of my friends passed away this past week. His name was Mike Hall. I didn’t know him personally but I was, like so many already and in the years to come, inspired by him. He inspired people to ride. He did that by going further & faster than anyone. You don’t have set records to be on the same level philosophically: Everyone gets a turn.

“If you are reading these words right now, you are in the middle of your turn.” — Drunkcyclist.com

The point of that tribute post is: no matter what your dreams may be, please stop wishing and try; you only get one turn!

As always, thank you for reading!

with appreciation,

Jon

p.s. contribute to support Mike’s family here.

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Cycling

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Bike Luggage Charges For Air Travel Worldwide — www.yellowjersey.co.uk 
 Handy app for checking bike luggage charges and restrictions with airlines worldwide. Just click or tap the continent you are flying to.

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Re:claim Washing Detergent for your active clothes. — www.get-reclaim.com

Re:claim Washing Detergent is a powerful detergent manufactured in Sweden. Its unique formula is especially developed for active wear and wash in 30C, 40C, 60C as well as hand wash.

If you’re keen to try a sample in Holland, lemme know!

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Transmissions: A Podcast | The Athletic Community — www.theathleticcommunity.com

Transmissions is an audio exploration of the great intersection of life and sport with The Athletic.

Press play. 1st Episode is so good!

Startups

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Jerks and the Start-Ups They Ruin — www.nytimes.com

Bro C.E.O.s like the head of Uber will keep destroying companies until people stop paying them.

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Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs — www.forentrepreneurs.com

besides Bro C.E.O.s, the cost of acquiring customers is frequently the cause of startup failure. For a viable business model, LTV must exceed cost of customer acquisition. (LTV= Lifetime Value of the customer.)

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People spend half the day on unproductive tasks — here’s how to fix it. — blogs.dropbox.com

Less shit & more shipping.

According to a McKinsey study, only 39% of an employee’s time is spent on role-specific tasks. Five tips for getting that time back…

Sales

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Email marketing: Turning Customers Into Advocates — www.skubana.com 
 If you only sent a post-sale thank you message, you’re missing out on powerful opportunities to turn customers into advocates with email marketing.

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How To Schedule Sales Appointments with Automated Emails — www.salesbabble.com

People collect leads at an event. Then they struggle with what to do with them. Maybe they send an email, maybe two. But that’s the national average. Studies say you need to follow up at least 8 times before you can convert a lead to a conversation.
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SaaStr 102: The Official Saastr Podcast — pca.st

Why You Should Not Pay Your Sales Team Commission, Why There Is Such Little Innovation In Go-To-Market Strategy & Why Adaptability Is Key Not Efficiency with Didier Elzinga, Founder & CEO @ Culture Amp.

Radness

Visit fahrstil at their new Klubhaus: Emil-Maier-Str. 18, 69115 Heidelberg
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Das fahrstil Klubhaus — journal.fahrstil.cc

I’m proud of the fact that I was not only the first American subscriber to Germany’s radest cycling magazine but the first one outside of Germany anywhere in the world. That was Issue 1 in 2010.

Now gearing up for their 22nd issue, the team at fahstil just opened an amazing space of their own in Heidelberg: Das fahrstil Klubhaus.

It looks great guys! Can’t wait to visit!

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always stoked to see our sticker pop up amongst amazing friends’ brands!

Here’s to making the most of your turn this week!

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