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In today's episode, my guest is Valentin Radu the CEO & Founder of Omniconvert. Through their technology, they help Shopify brands to grow by using data to improve retention and customer lifetime value.Consider your new north-star strategy of Customer Value Optimization (CVO). The continual process to identify your most valuable customers by aligning your products and marketing to attract, create, and develop more of them.WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TODAYHow to use your Shopify data to improve customer lifetime value.Benefits of segmenting customers based on buying behavior and value.Use RFM modeling for marketing and retargeting to bring back newly acquired customers with high order value.How to implement NPS surveys (Net Promoter Score) to help monitor and use your customer's feedback for retention.LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONEDOmniconvertReveal Shopify AppCustomer Value Optimization CourseListener Bonus - $250 Off The CVO Course - thanks, Valentin!EPISODE SPONSORToday's episode is brought to you by the Rewind App. This should be the first thing you install on your Shopify store to protect against human error, misbehaving apps, or collaborators gone bad. It's the trusted backup solution for over 100,000 businesses. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Data quality control is a requirement for being able to trust the various reports and machine learning models that are relying on the information that you curate. Rules based systems are useful for validating known requirements, but with the scale and complexity of data in modern organizations it is impractical, and often impossible, to manually create rules for all potential errors. The team at Anomalo are building a machine learning powered platform for identifying and alerting on anomalous and invalid changes in your data so that you aren't flying blind. In this episode founders Elliot Shmukler and Jeremy Stanley explain how they have architected the system to work with your data warehouse and let you know about the critical issues hiding in your data without overwhelming you with alerts.
Good morning, again! I did a double-header this morning and did an interview with Jameswmontgomer.eth and Ivanlozada.eth. They are both fellow BanklessDAO members. They have been working non-stop developing a "Gov-Bot" that will help to automate governance in DAOs. This bot will start out automating the process for role elections. In Discord, and in DAOs in general, this process can be cumbersome and centralized. This bot is a great start at putting more of the "Autonomous" in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. Great conversation!
Running businesses and interacting with people every day are two of Jeff Kahler's favorite things, but what he loves most is making the business run as smoothly as possible. How? Through automation. Join us this week as Jeff discusses some really great automation ideas…and some really not-so-great ones. It takes creativity, ingenuity, and grit - and you have to have them if you're going to get the pizza - and the software - to the people. Do you have any good (or bad) automation experiences to share? Visit https://www.cultureofconvenience.com/ and send us a message!
In today's episode, my guest is Yasmin Nozari the Co-Founder and COO from Peel Insights. They are an automated business analysis system built for Shopify brands that are committed to growth.Peel is designed for DTC Shopify brands to quickly understand trends in their business and react to the most promising cohort signals, without the need for any technical skills. They share all the intel Shopify businesses need to sell to more customers and to earn more revenue from existing ones.They provide the daily analysis needed to make growth decisions.WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TODAYWhy business intelligence is a necessary superpower to succeed in e-commerce.What is cohort analysis and why is it important for a Shopify brand.The importance of focusing on improving LTV from your ad-driven leads.LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONEDPeel InsightsPeel Insights Shopify AppPeel Insights Case StudiesPeel Insight - 30-Day Free Trial - Thanks Yasmin!EPISODE SPONSORToday's episode is brought to you by the Rewind App. This should be the first thing you install on your Shopify store to protect against human error, misbehaving apps, or collaborators gone bad. It's the trusted backup solution for over 100,000 businesses. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Digital Ad Market Update: 12/17 - 12/24In this extra-long episode, Joe is joined by Rebecca, Jack, and Kiersten, breaking down the biggest topics of the past year and their take on where it's going in 2022. Hear it all in 1 hour and 8 minutes. Enjoy!Top Stories:The metaverse has brought about some bullish behavior from the heads of big tech.Wallstreetbets has popularized memestonking in 2021, and we're not mad about it.NFTs and cryptos have seen unprecedented growth and discussion despite the negative forces attempting to cull their rise.Starships and space exploration - big tech is making moves in 2022 and we're gonna be watching.2022 just started, but we're breaking down some trends we foresee for the next year.- Homesteading rise- Automated everything... UX designers needed- Streaming reinventing cable- Amazon loses its value proposition- TikTok maxes out- Apathy over rage
Automated. is a new project of Moscow-based techno producer and DJ Andrey Zagrebnev. Shaking classic techno grooves in the Xmas Wunderblock Podcast! Tracklist: Roogunit - Edge 3 - Mote-Evolver Private Press - Highly - Hardgroove Rene Wise - Raptor - Mote-Evolver Procombo - Orpheus - Rekids Avision - All Groove - Hardgroove Private Press - HTL- Hardgroove Dokser - SRLX - Uncage Andres Campo - Diameter - Uncage Uncertain, S-File - Strike - Uncage Rene Wise - Truffles - Mote-Evolver Dima Gastrolër - Neurasthenia - Uncage Stef Mendesidis - Cyborg - Projekts Myk Derill - Route Network - Knotweed Records Truncate, Dotdat - HYD - Truncate Sterac - Lost Track 22 - Mote-Evolver Compiled & mixed by Andrey Zagrebnev. Artwork by Michael Teplov.
The Delphi Podcast Host and GP of Delphi Ventures Tom Shaughnessy sits down with Tarun Chitra, Founder of Gauntlet, a financial modelling platform that uses battle-tested techniques from the algorithmic trading industry to inform on-chain protocol management. The two discuss the intricacies of Gauntlet's risk models, the future of governance, the state of artificial intelligence, and much more! Show Notes: (00:00:00) – Introduction. (00:01:23) – Tarun's background / Moving into crypto. (00:16:44) – Overview of Gauntlet. (00:26:06) – Updating risk models. (00:30:16) – Are risk models independent? (00:34:27) – Getting to full automation. (00:41:29) – The future of governance. (00:45:58) – Automated governance modelling. (00:49:09) – Sophisticated AI attack vectors. (00:52:12) – Thoughts on the state of AIs. (00:58:05) – Biggest goal for Gauntlet in the next year. (00:59:19) – Tarun's favorite hair color. Social links: Tarun's Twitter Gauntlet Twitter Resources: Delphi Podcast Summaries Gauntlet Website Gauntlet Blog More
We talk with Mag.a Julia Haas, LLM. Julia Haas is an international law and human rights expert. She works on internet governance and digital participation, with a focus on the impact of artificial intelligence on freedom of expression, digital safety and online pluralism at the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. Previously, she worked as legal officer and human rights adviser at the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. Julia sits on the advisory board for the Vienna Forum for Democracy and Human Rights, holds a Master's degree in Law from the University of Vienna (summa cum laude), an Information and Media Law LLM and is a PhD candidate on the impact of digital innovations on media freedom. Link: https://www.osce.org/representative-on-freedom-of-media
Email marketing can be a powerful tool for generating new revenue for a newspaper or website, generally by appealing to new subscribers with a preview of your content and inviting them to subscribe. However, a lot of newspapers overlook the importance of appealing to former subscribers -- many of whom are even more likely to subscribe under the right circumstances. Our Automated Newsletter Coupons feature aims to do just that by automatically inserting a coupon code into each newsletter that is sent to a former or expired subscriber, inviting them to re-subscribe at a reduced promotional rate. Here's how it...Article LinkLet us know your thoughts about this episode by reaching out on Social Media!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ourhometownincInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourhometownwebpublishing/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ourhometownincLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/our-hometown-com/..........Our Hometown Web Publishing is The Last Newspaper CMS & Website You'll Ever Need. We help you generate revenue, engage with readers, and increase efficiency with Our Hometown's Digital & PrePress CMS features to fit your needs & budget.OHT's Web Publishing Platform is:-Powered with WordPress-Hosted on Amazon Web Services-Integrated with Adobe InDesign & Google Drivehttps://our-hometown.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKw6KpKUiQkWldrX2-J1Kag?view_as=subscriberOur-Hometown can be reached via email for comments or questions at: ops@Our-Hometown.com
Like our interview with Allie Mellen last week (episode 253, check it out also), we have another analyst roundtable here (all ESW hosts are former analysts), discussing one of the hottest new cybersecurity categories - XDR. This discussion will touch on why the only thing about XDR that was a surprise was maybe the name - we all saw this coming, partly due to the failure of other, less effective products and technologies. Perhaps more interesting will be to get Scott's thoughts on where we're going from a macro perspective. Distributed SOC? Automated remediation? Next-gen XDR? Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes! Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw254
Like our interview with Allie Mellen last week (episode 253, check it out also), we have another analyst roundtable here (all ESW hosts are former analysts), discussing one of the hottest new cybersecurity categories - XDR. This discussion will touch on why the only thing about XDR that was a surprise was maybe the name - we all saw this coming, partly due to the failure of other, less effective products and technologies. Perhaps more interesting will be to get Scott's thoughts on where we're going from a macro perspective. Distributed SOC? Automated remediation? Next-gen XDR? Visit https://www.securityweekly.com/esw for all the latest episodes! Show Notes: https://securityweekly.com/esw254
Robert Syfert is the founder of InvestorPO, property list manager, and USA Portfolio Real Estate and Visionary for RealEstateInvestor.com. Robert is best described as an innovator in the real estate investment industry thanks to his ability to create software, tools, and services that enable real estate investors to do things better and faster. He's also passionate about being part of the solution and finding answers to the problems that hold real estate investors back from growing and scaling their businesses. Basically making things easier to do and facilitating processes that help real estate investors is what he stands by. [00:01 - 05:50] Opening Segment Get to know Robert Syfert Robert: A Somewhat 10-Second Overview Selling off his real estate empire to become a real estate software company Simplifying businesses and real estate [05:51 - 13:29] Automated with People Automation is not a Person What is automation? What part of the business should you automate?Follow-Up: The difference between successful and unsuccessful Simple Tasks Value of Properties Do not automate that! Do this instead. [13:30 - 29:38] Automating Your Real Estate Investments: How, When, and Why Automation is not simple but you shouldn't freak out!Tweak it and free your time Why you don't need automation to get startedAll you need is a set of boards We could automate that with one click! Learning the hard way and learning every single step Bubblegum and Duct Taping Things Together What is working right now? What about automating property values? [29:39 - 38:26] Closing Segment Quick break for our sponsorsGroundfloor offers short-term, high-yield real estate debt investments to the general public. Check www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ to get started. What is the best investment you've ever made other than your education?Technology and automation Robert's worst investmentProperty he did not know and understand enough What is the most important lesson that you've learned in business and investing?The Power of Singular Focus Connect with my guest. See the links below. Resources Mentioned: Podio Tweetable Quotes: “Automation is not a person, right, that's leverage.” - Robert Syfert “There is a human component that has to happen and should happen. And that's what makes you more money, and makes everyone have more value.” - Robert Syfert “You don't need automation to get started.” - Robert Syfert ------------ Connect with Robert Syfert through https://iamrob360.com/, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Visit his Youtube Channel! Invest passively in multiple commercial real estate assets such as apartments, self storage, medical facilities, hotels and more through https://www.passivewealthstrategy.com/crowdstreet/ Participate directly in real estate investment loans on a fractional basis. Go to www.passivewealthstrategy.com/groundfloor/ and get ready to invest on your own terms. LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes
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A Dharma Talk by Trueman Taylor. Automated transcript The post December 2021 Sesshin, Day 2: Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi appeared first on Rochester Zen Center.
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In this episode, we talk with Leo de Moura, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research. We'll dive into his work on Lean, how goals for Lean have evolved, and who can use it. We also discuss how Leo was able to implement such a system without being a programming languages expert.Watch all our episodes on the Building Better Systems youtube channel.Joey Dodds: https://galois.com/team/joey-dodds/ Shpat Morina: https://galois.com/team/shpat-morina/ Leo de Moura: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/leonardo/Galois, Inc.: https://galois.com/Contact us: email@example.com
2:30 Drake & Kanye squash the beef while Pete Davidson and Kim K make it official 6:00 Rap for Dummies 14:00 Roundabouts 16:00 Island Boys get booed off stage 17:30 Killer asteroids 22:00 Bizarre pets 29:00 Automated voice systems 32:00 Tea w/ Jack D 36:00 Spiderman
Arizona Broker/Owner Shawn Malkou is a professional YouTuber with tens of millions of views. Making six figures from YouTube before even graduating college, Shawn has years of experience to share. Shawn discusses how video marketing can enhance the background of your existing clients and help you develop a special bond with potential referrals before ever shaking hands or picking up the phone. Starting out making and streaming video walkthroughs for children's games such as Minecraft and Roblox, Shawn graduated college with a career, but he didn't want to do that for the rest of his life. After being recruited while coaching beach volleyball part-time, Shawn brought his passion and knowledge for YouTube to the mortgage wholesale industry. YouTube is an incredible tool at a mortgage broker's disposal, but few have unlocked its true potential like Shawn. Just like Facebook and Instagram, YouTube can bring new eyes to your product. Still, unlike other social media platforms, YouTube is the perfect place to build better relationships with your current customers as well. "Everyone tries to do it backward. They start YouTube to try and get business when that's the opposite. You want to start YouTube to improve your existing business." Home loans are a confusing and intricate process. Whenever a borrower asks a question or seems confused, write it down and make a video about it. Shawn has produced videos such as "What does this mean on an LE?", "What does the trade cooling-off period mean?" and "What's APR?". Some parts of the process cannot be explained over the phone or translated well through email. Shawn will save hours by having ready-to-go videos available for clients past, present, and future to avoid meeting in person for one-on-one walkthroughs. Shawn also shares tips for those reluctant or stressed about getting the video gear or being comfortable in front of the camera. Don't worry about looking silly or the equipment; just focus on the content. Go out to help people, and success will follow. “YouTube is where people come to learn,” Shawn says. As long as the content is educational, it doesn't matter how long your video is. It can take years to get entirely comfortable in front of the camera, so try and focus on getting a little bit better every day. Ask friends, family, and clients what they liked or didn't like about a particular video, and make adjustments for the next effort down the line. Eventually, you'll have an entire catalog of content that acts as an organic referral funnel. Clients will share with their friends and family how beneficial your YouTube videos were during their experience, and potential homeowners will find your content and go out of their way to seek you out. The bottom line, YouTube is just another way to show why Brokers Are Better. You get to lean into your individuality and build a bond with homeowners that they can't get with big bank call centers. YouTube can be an automated marketing tool that bolsters every aspect of your business; however, it requires the same care and respect as processes, procedures, and pipeline management. And while it can be easy to get overwhelmed, Shawn suggests keeping it simple. “Take your phone, turn it sideways, hit the record button, and you're going to get phenomenal videos people are going to watch on YouTube." Notes: Intro to The Wholesale Channell (2:08)YouTube 101 (5:15)Coming Up With Content (8:30)Camera Equipment & Editing (12:02)Metrics & Goals (21:36)Advice (29:14) This episode is sponsored by Homepoint Financial.
Bill Stucklen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Stack Advisors, an MSP-focused agency and automation powerhouse. In this episode, Bill, Brian, Tim, and Robb talk about the importance of automation and why every MSP should automate as much of their workflow as possible in order to achieve scalability and growth.
Canary Cry News Talk #416 - 11.29.2021 OMICRON OMEN: Variant Vigilance, Ferocious Fauci, Dorsey Down, AI Infiltrate - CCNT 416 WEBSITE/SHOW NOTES: CanaryCryNewsTalk.com LINKTREE: CanaryCry.Party SUPPORT: CanaryCryRadio.com/Support MEET UPS: CanaryCryMeetUps.com ravel Podcast (Basil's other podcast) Facelikethesun Resurrection (Gonz' new YouTube channel) Truther Dating experiment INTRO Clip: Called it! Omicron from episode 384 Fact Check: WEF did not report Omicron in July, says Reuters (Reuters) Clip: Sharon goes viral, Sam Harris and Joe Rogan (Armageddon Strain) FLIPPY Automated mobile game with robot arm (Hackaday) 33 Buzzfeed gives 33 tips to being poor COVID19/I AM WACCINE Clip: Fauci says “I represent science” (Face the Nation) Clip: Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews “Dictator Dan” bashes covid skeptics Joe Biden, Omicron press conference (CBS News) WHO wants new treaty on handling next pandemic (NPR) NEJM study shows S protein issues in both shot and virus (NEJM) Omicron wiki Party Pitch BREAK 1: Executive Producers, Paypal, Patrons GREAT RESET/PSYOP Jack Dorsey steps down, replaced by CTO of Twitter (Bloomberg) Wikipedia might delete entry of “mass killings” under communism (Telegraph) EPSTEIN DIDNT… FAA Accidentally releases 2,000 flight records, Epstein jet (Yahoo) POLYTICKS
Have you ever wondered how to better use SEO for your business and website? This week Chris is joined by Kyle Roof, the co-founder of Internet Marketing Gold, for a wisdom filled interview all about the simple approach to SEO. They discuss the role SEO plays in automated marketing and Kyle’s personal journey of having…
Lindsey Ardmore is the owner and creator of The Automated Vet, a business that works alongside veterinarians to help automate their businesses by generating more clientele, receive better income, and live a more organized life. With award winning systems and processes that have saved thousands of hours and created hundreds of thousands of dollars, the work that Lindsey has put into creating this business is truly remarkable, and is something the equestrian world has needed for a long time. Listen in as we talk about the importance of healthy work lifestyle habits, our cherished veterinarians, and more!
Maxwell, a solution architect at xMatters, took a winding road to get to where he is. After a computer engineering education, he held jobs as field support engineer, product manager, SRE, and finally his current role as a solutions architect, where he serves as something of an SRE for SREs, helping them solve incident management problems with the help of xMatters. When he moved to the SRE role, Maxwell wanted to get back to doing technical work. It was a lateral move within his company, which was migrating an on-prem solution into the cloud. It's a journey that plenty of companies are making now: breaking an application into microservices, running processes in containers, and using Kubernetes to orchestrate the whole thing. Non-production environments would go down and waste SRE time, making it harder to address problems in the production pipeline. At the heart of their issues was the incident response process. They had several bottlenecks that prevented them from delivering value to their customers quickly. Incidents would send emails to the relevant engineers, sometimes 20 on a single email, which made it easy for any one engineer to ignore the problem—someone else has got this. They had a bad silo problem, where escalating to the right person across groups became an issue of its own. And of course, most of this was manual. Their MTTR—mean time to resolve—was lagging. Maxwell moved over to xMatters because they managed to solve these problems through clever automation. Their product automates the scheduling and notification process so that the right person knows about the incident as soon as possible. At the core of this process was a different MTTR—mean time to respond. Once an engineer started working to resolve a problem, it was all down to runbooks and skill. But the lag between the initial incident and that start was the real slowdown. It's not just the response from the first SRE on call. It's the other escalations down the line—to data engineers, for example—that can eat away time. They've worked hard to make escalation configuration easy. It not only handles who's responsible for specific services and metrics, but who's in the escalation chain from there. When the incident hits, the notifications go out through a series of configured channels; maybe it tries a chat program first, then email, then SMS. The on-call process is often a source of dread, but automating the escalation process can take some of the sting out of it. Check out the episode to learn more.
117 - The holidays are on their way. Do you want to take time away from your shop to be with your loved ones? If you do, then hear me out! In my experience putting my shop into vacation mode, or paused, always led to a slump in my sales while I was away. In the beginning, I was too afraid to take time away, and then when I did, I thought I had to settle for a drop in sales, but over time I've learned little hacks to automate my shop beyond the already automated business that selling digital files on Etsy is. If you want to spend your vacations from your shop stress-free, knowing that everything is taken care of then listen to this episode, where I am sharing my list of secret sauce solutions to automated Etsy sales while you're on vacation.EPISODE NOTES:https://penandposh.com/blogs/podcast/the-secret-sauce-solution-to-automated-etsy-sales-while-on-vacation
In today's episode of Tech Talks Daily, I want to explore three of the most common questions that I am asked on this show. How do I launch a podcast without the hassle of editing audio files and submitting them to all the podcast platforms? How do I get high-quality guests on my new podcast? And if you are a business leader, how can I get invited onto more podcasts as a thought leader in 2022? Ryan Estes from Kitcaster joins me on the podcast to talk about all this and much more. He also discusses how to leverage podcast interviews to generate leads, validate new products, create new opportunities, and build brand awareness through personal connections. About Kitcaster Kitcaster books podcast interviews for funded start-up founders, entrepreneurs with exits, and C-suit execs. Get on-demand podcast placements scheduled for you by professionals. All growing businesses run into the same fundamental marketing problems. Automated bots, fake news, rampant amateurism. The good news? kitcaster™ solves them. Podcasts cut through the gobbledygook and make fundamentally authentic connections. Podcasts make business better. Where are you in your entrepreneur journey? Validation? Launch? Traction? Scale? Wherever you are, podcasts will take you further. They book you on top podcasts that speak directly to your ideal audience. These are your peeps – this is your influence. Podcasts are good for business and good for people.
An interview with Gabriele Musella. Gabriele is the CEO of Coinrule, a YCombinator backed startup that aims to democratise crypto trading and enable people to set up their own automations to manage their investments for them. He's also created the DDDT framework to drive product decision-making and bring design thinking to the crypto space. We speak about a lot, including: The idea behind Coinrule, the rise of automated crypto trading and whether automated trading is as high pressure as it looks in the movies Why being unregulated was a great way to build a trading startup and what the future might look like for crypto regulation Whether Coinrule is actually using blockchain technology itself, and whether this would have any benefit for them as a company How much of a crypto-fundamentalist he is, how he sees the space developing, and how blockchain energy usage chimes with his eco awareness His experience with YCombinator, what he got out of the process apart from money, and how he learned to "prioritise like hell" How Coinrule build products, the DDDT process he created and how it allows the company to Discover, Define, Design and Test products How they talk to at least 100 users a month and built a culture of user research, and what it's like doing user research with such a passionate community His mentorship work with Google Launchpad and how he's aiming to help early stage startups understand how to do UX better And much more! Contact Gabriele You can contact Gabriele on Twitter or coinrule.com.
In this episode, author, coach, and Law of Attraction expert Christy Whitman joins me to talk about her book The Desire Factor. We discuss… -Where action falls in the manifestation process, -Inner action v. outer action, -Why do do do is not the way to create the life you love, -How to get around experiences...
In this episode, Cymulate's Co-founder & CTO Avihai Ben-Yossef will discuss continuous automated red teaming (CART), how to get to the crown jewels of an organization, and more. Cymulate's breach and attack simulation platform enables companies to challenge, assess and optimize their cybersecurity posture against threat evolutions, simply and continuously. To learn more about our sponsor, Cymulate, visit https://cymulate.com/
The way you handle customer complaints can make or break your company. Today, companies often look for a quick and easy way to deal with complaints. Automated options are a good resource, but you can't let technology take the place of truly serving your customer. Disney is known for its customer service and how they handle complaints. They investigate each one with a personal call. That in and of itself can serve to resolve issues. People need to feel heard, and having the opportunity to talk with someone who genuinely cares about their experience goes a long way in handling issues. Couple that with a quick response, and you will be leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. People want to know that they aren't just a number. Personal contact and solutions show customers they are valued, which cultivates customer loyalty. For smaller companies, you can still offer top-notch customer service. Make sure your train your employees to handle complaints. Equip them with a clear understanding of what they can do to correct a situation versus what needs to be escalated is the first step. Don't take complaints personally or get emotional when you receive one. Respond as quickly as you can. Remove uncertainty and let your customer know you are handling the situation. Lastly, have a system in place to ensure whatever you committed to doing gets done. Whether you are a large or small business, a personal touch goes a long way. People want to be individually served and heard. Don't take complaints personally, and do your best to personalize solutions and service. If you are looking for a vacation planner that will handle your next trip personally, reach out to Magical Vacation Planners at 407-442-2694 and let them personalize your next vacation.
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Recruiting Automation is finally moving from a theoretical concept to pragmatic reality. A combination of the unique pressures talent acquisition is currently under and some quantum leaps forward in technology means automation is becoming a smart solution for an increasing number of employers. However, I know that this currently throws up more questions than answers for many TA leaders, so over the coming weeks and months, I'll be doing some deep dives into the practicalities of automation with practitioners who have hands-on experience. We've recently had a couple of episodes looking at screening via conversational ai, and in this episode, I wanted to explore the growing trend towards automated sourcing. My guest this week is Mike Smart, a hands-on recruiter and Global Talent Leader at Devo. Devo is having a lot of success using automated sourcing to deal with some tough recruiting challenges, and Mike has some valuable insights and advice to share. In the interview, we discuss: Dealing with the mismatch in supply and demand of talent Helping hiring managers understand the reality of current hiring dynamics How employers can stand out on LinkedIn Automating manual processes Augmenting recruiters with intelligent technology Finding undiscovered candidates Can you effectively automate candidate outreach in a way that resonates? The power of being persistent Advice to Talent Acquisition leaders on the reality of automation What does the future look like? Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.
This week's episode is chalk full of so much implementable game, if you get started on it today, you'll be generating leads and converting and making money before the end of the week. Ryan takes the sales game as you know it and shows you how to sell online including: Creating a sales funnel Creating a powerful offer with a secret formula How to capture leads Processes for reaching out Automated follow-up campaigns A simple software that will save you time and money Ryan charges thousands of dollars for the gold he's about to drop in this episode. Grab a pen, pad, and bring your work boots! HOW TO GET INVOLVED: This planet is based on an algorithm and with every positive action, there is an adverse reaction. Ryan Stewman rose and overcame a life of addiction, imprisonment, divorce, and circumstances that would break the spirit of the average human being. He went on to create a powerful network of winners and champions in life and business creating a movement quickly changing lives one day at a time. Learn more at: www.JoinTheApex.com Follow Ryan's killer sales blog at: HardCore Closer Check out this show and previous killer episodes of The Hardcore Closer Podcast in Apple Podcasts.
In this week's In the Dirt, Randall and Craig take a look at gravel handlebar trends, new bags from Post Carry Co, Craig's new strength training with EverAthlete, a new Bay Area bikepacking route and tease an ongoing discussion of social media and cycling in The Ridership. Bay Area Triple Bypass Route Post Carry Bags Whisky Spano Bar Support the Podcast Join The Ridership Automated transcription, please excuse the typos and errors: Untitled [00:00:00] Craig Dalton: Hello and welcome to the gravel ride podcast. I'm your host Craig Dalton. I'll be joined shortly by my co-host randall jacobs for another episode of in the dirt . [00:00:12] This episode is brought to you by our friends at thesis bike. Yes. That indeed is Randall's company thesis. Randall donates his time to the gravel ride podcast in the dirt series, out of an abundance of passion for the sport. But he also runs a company called thesis, as you know, is the maker of the OB one bicycle. [00:00:33] That is actually the bicycle that I ride. If you follow me on social media, you may see my custom painted pink. Thesis, OB one. I affectionately refer to as Mr. Pinky. Anyway, I wanted to give you an update. Thesis has some bikes back in stock. [00:00:50] As I mentioned a few weeks ago, they've got some of those SRAM rival access grupos in stock. So they've got bikes ready to go, but more importantly, they've just, re-introduced their bring a friend referral program. That'll get you $500 off an OB one. When you purchase a bike with a friend. Or if you have a friend that has a thesis. [00:01:13] You can hit them up for a $500 discount. So coordinate with the team over a thesis. If you have any questions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. [00:01:23] Or check them out email@example.com, they offer free one-on-one consultations, which is a great way to see if a thesis. It will be. One is the right bike for you. [00:01:33] With that said, let me grab Randall and let's jump into in the dirt. [00:01:37] Craig: Hey Randall, how you doing today? [00:01:39] Randall: I'm doing well, Craig, how are you? My friend. [00:01:42] Craig: I'm good. I literally just got done recording the pre-roll. [00:01:47] Talking about. [00:01:47] thesis, your company's new refer a friend program, which I thought was cool. [00:01:52] Let I let the listeners know about that, and I appreciate your efforts as a cohost of in the dirt, but separately, when you wear your thesis bike company, hat. I do appreciate the time to time financial support you provide the podcast. Because it really is the type of thing that keeps the balls rolling around here. [00:02:10] Randall: For sure. Yeah. In our bring your friend program is actually something we did before and had to pull when supply chains went sideways. And now that we have bikes in stock, we'd much rather reward the community rather than. You know, paying Bookface or some ad network to, to reach people. So it's nice to be able to reward those who help spread the word. And then obviously, you know, with what you do, it's been very aligned from the beginning. So thanks for the opportunity to work with you. [00:02:35] Craig: Yeah. [00:02:35] absolutely appreciate it. Yeah. It's so ridiculous that there was like 15 months or more in there where bike companies just didn't bother advertising or promoting themselves because it was so ridiculously hard product into consumer's hands. [00:02:50] Randall: Yeah, there's really no point in trying to sell something you don't have. And don't don't know when you'll have it again. That seems to be. That seems to be a phenomenon that's going to continue well into the future for awhile. From what [00:03:03] Craig: Yeah. I mean, not to bring sort of macroeconomic trends in here, but I was just, just listening to someone talk about how in Apple's earnings call. There is some suggestion that. Supply chains are improving. They have not improved entirely, but that they are. Improving and that in the grand scheme of things, this will be a temporary blip, but temporary could mean two years. [00:03:26] Randall: Yeah. Yeah. In their case, they're dealing with chips too, which I'm getting a new chip Foundry online is a multi-year $10 billion project. So fortunately we don't have that in the bike industry. We're pretty, pretty low on the technology front, even with our. Wireless shifting, which, how did that take so long to come come about? [00:03:46] Craig: How are you doing otherwise? Is the weather starting to change on the east coast for you? [00:03:49] Randall: We've had some beautiful days past several days. We had a nor'easter coming through. So I did steal away for a trail run between, between rains in the should have some good weather on the weekend and otherwise loving being with family here in Boston, it's a very different lifestyle than the one I was living in the bay area. [00:04:06] And it's a very much aligned with where I'm at. Yeah. [00:04:09] Craig: We get, we got absolutely hammered out here by that rainstorm in Moran. I think we had the highest rain count in Anywhere in California. [00:04:17] that weekend. I think we got on Tam and there's 12 inches of rain. So it was, it was literally coming out of every pore of The mountain. There were new streams and waterfalls being, being created. [00:04:29] I mean, God knows we needed the water. [00:04:31] and is so nice. I wrote up the mountain for Dawn patrol on a Wednesday and Just to see a little water. [00:04:36] in places where it has been devoid. Void because of the drought was, was nice. [00:04:42] Randall: When I did see your, your conversation or the conversation you chimed in on in, on, on the ridership about you know, opening up a new you know, gullies and things like this in the trails. So hopefully they're relatively intact. [00:04:55] Craig: Yeah, that was fun. I mean, that's one of those things that you and I have always like thought and hoped would happen in the ridership. Just this idea that a writer could pop a message into the forum and say, Hey, we just got this huge rainstorm. How, how are the trails looking? Is it rideable or is it too. [00:05:11] As it a sloppy mess. [00:05:13] Randall: Yeah, it's pretty neat. [00:05:14] Craig: The [00:05:14] Randall: been training quite a bit lately, right? [00:05:16] Craig: Yeah. [00:05:16] You know, I was going to say The other good. [00:05:17] thing about the rain and not being, Wanting to ride my bike outside. [00:05:22] lately, as I have. [00:05:23] committed to a strength training program. [00:05:25] It's one of those things as I've nagged about my back on the podcast. Many months ago. [00:05:31] That I've actually implemented a little bit of a plan And I've been. [00:05:35] working via a company called ever athlete. And I became aware of them. [00:05:41] As one of the founder is Kate Courtney's strength and conditioning coach, Kate Courtney being a former world champion mountain Biker. [00:05:49] who comes from This area. [00:05:51] And what, what appealed to me most about. The ever athlete program was that they have a run specific program, a cycling specific program, and then basic conditioning. [00:06:03] after chatting with them, [00:06:04] a little bit online. And I had a phone call with them just as a general consumer. You know, it was advised that I start with beginner strength training. [00:06:12] And Totally. [00:06:14] spot on if I started anything beyond beginner. I would have been absolutely destroyed. And frankly, like some of the exercises. Do you have me sore in places that are not used to being sore? [00:06:26] Randall: So if somebody were to ask you, do you even lift bro? The answer would be not quite yet. I'm doing the beginner stuff first. [00:06:34] Craig: Yeah. [00:06:35] Exactly. Like I don't have tank tops yet and a special weightlifting gear and gloves that I'm using, But I have. [00:06:42] I'm on weak. I'm proud of myself. [00:06:43] I just completed week four of an eight week, week block. [00:06:47] Just getting my body's too. Basic strength training. I'm using a TRX, some elastic bands. [00:06:54] And just a few basic weights. That's not a exorbitant setup, I'm just doing it. And, you know, eight by eight area of My garage. [00:07:02] every other day. [00:07:04] Randall: That's great. Yeah, I've. I've gotten on a reasonably regular routine with a pair of 50 pound power blocks, adjustable dumbbells, which I'm a big fan of I've tried a few different types of adjustable dumbbells and these are the best have had. And just like doing a basic routine with not a crazy amount of weight and then adding some chin ups and AB work and so on squats and stuff like that, with that together with running and stretching, and I'll probably be adding yoga. [00:07:30] As the winter progresses and I can't get outside so much. [00:07:33] Craig: Yeah, you'll have to put a note in the show notes for me on that one. I'd be interested. Cause I know in ever athletes list of things that I may need. That type of wait setup is, will come into play at some point. [00:07:45] Randall: Got it. Yeah. They don't, they don't pay us, but I can definitely endorse the power block sport. And it's totally sufficient for me, even at 50 pounds, because anything that I do with more than 50 pounds, I probably shouldn't be doing anyways. I don't need it. [00:07:57] Craig: Yeah, I mean, good God Right now. [00:07:58] Randall, I'm basically doing almost exclusively body weight exercises. [00:08:03] 50 pounds seems a long way away from where my current strength training is at. [00:08:08] Randall: Oh, you can get a whole lot of resistance with just body weight too. So there's no need to buy too much expensive gear, but yeah, these are a good one. [00:08:15] Craig: Yeah. [00:08:16] totally. I mean, I think I'll walk away from this, knowing that just even, even strictly a body weight program would be hugely beneficial. [00:08:23] Randall: Yeah, I think so. I'm curious to hear how your back is feeling in a couple of months. [00:08:28] Craig: Yeah, for sure. [00:08:28] So I've got an a, as I said, I've got another month on basic, and then I think I'll just carry over into their cycling, their first cycling Specific program. [00:08:36] And I've been chatting with them. [00:08:37] and I think I'll have them on the pod so we can get just a deeper dive into. [00:08:42] Not just Their program. [00:08:43] but just strength training specifically, and the, and the value for cyclists to take a break and do something different. [00:08:51] Randall: I remember hearing a quote somewhere that the biggest problem with cyclists in their training program is that they only ride their bikes. [00:08:59] Craig: A hundred percent. [00:09:00] It's funny. You mentioned that because another guest I've got coming up is a pretty world renowned. Bike fitter, but he from the UK, but he wrote a book called the midlife cyclist. [00:09:10] And I'm going to dig into it with him, but yeah, one of the key takeaways is as an average, enthusiastic and passionate, enthusiastic cyclist. [00:09:19] we're probably riding more and closer to our, not more by volume, but closer to our threshold than professional cyclists do because We go out there. [00:09:28] and we hammer, you know, we're just feeling like we're out there for a good time. [00:09:31] And the best thing you could do is probably. Lose a workout or two on the bike and change it into some strength training or something. That's you know, testing different parts of your body. [00:09:41] Randall: Yeah, I look forward to that episode. That'll be a good one. [00:09:44] Craig: Yeah. [00:09:45] I'm super excited about it. I mean, I've just been thinking about it. In light of my own winter and what I want to achieve and how I want to set myself up for success next year. And success for me just means into being healthy and strong enough to tackle. You know, a big event or two here or there and not have it totally destroyed me. [00:10:03] Randall: Yeah. And I think that for some of us do I, I ended up talking to a lot of athletes who are. You know, or later in years, and just being able to know that you can, you have some control over your ability to ride well into old age and maintained flexibility and bone density and injury prevention and all these other things is you know, it's, it's it's a good resource for folks to have to, to know how to, how to approach that. [00:10:28] Craig: Yeah, totally. I've. [00:10:28] got another great episode that I'm recording actually immediately after this with Brian McCulloch. Ah, [00:10:33] Former pro road racer, former BWR winner, and most recently just won. I think it was The masters category. [00:10:40] of mountain bike nationals. [00:10:41] So Awesome guys. [00:10:42] super enthusiastic. And one of the things he was telling me in his coaching practice. [00:10:47] was that, you know, he coaches plenty of athletes whose goal is I want to complete the event and then be totally Pepe for the beer garden afterwards. [00:10:57] And he's [00:10:57] I'm Totally down with it. No one wants to just barely crawl across the finish line And then have to go to their car. [00:11:04] to take a nap, especially in these gravel events. We want to finish, we want to commune with our fellow participants and, you know, I think that's a. Admirable goal for anyone to not only cross the finish line, but be able to. Party Hardy as the kids say. [00:11:20] Randall: Yeah. It's you know, you have the combination of having endured something with, with other people and then getting to connect like the, the vehicle for connection elements shines out of that, that statement there, which is certainly why I ride. [00:11:33] Craig: Yeah, totally. And speaking of events I know I did a recap episode of Water, but I thought we chat about that a little bit since it's something you've participated in, in years past. [00:11:42] Randall: number of times. Yeah, this is actually the first year, the first time in years that I didn't go. It, I just reading the reporting. It seems like the. You know, the new stuff was relatively sparse. There's a couple of things that you and I want to, to jump into in future episodes with the new BMC. [00:11:58] Headshot, they're not calling it a headshot, but it's, it looks like a head shock and surrounds new flight, attendants, suspension, and so on. So that'll be fun to dive into, but I'm curious, what else did you see that was compelling? [00:12:09] Craig: Yeah. You know, I mean, it's first off for those of you who don't know, it's quite the festival. I mean, you've got everything from downhill and Duro, gravel cross-country road racing. [00:12:20] While I find it. [00:12:21] a bit overwhelming, the sheer number of cyclists and people that are there. At Laguna Seca. It is fun to see someone in spandex and a pro road kit. Riding through the pits next to you, a downhill kid with his full face helmet, shoved back on his head with a neck brace. [00:12:39] Randall: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. Yeah. [00:12:41] Craig: You know, from a, from a product perspective and manufacturer perspective. The number of booths was down. I mean, it still was quite a Hardy show, but I would say. You know, with the absence of the international. [00:12:54] Manufacturers. [00:12:55] coming is probably like 40%, less sheer booths. So it made it more manageable. Whereas now the last time they held it in person. [00:13:03] I felt like covering it in one day was just too much. Like I really needed about a day and a half or a day and three quarters to get around. [00:13:12] and make sure I poked my head in every booth That was out there. [00:13:15] this year was a little bit more manageable. I think in three quarters of a day, I had cruised around and seen everything I wanted to see. [00:13:22] Randall: Cool. Cool. And you only spent the one day. Yeah. [00:13:25] Craig: Yeah. [00:13:25] I just did a day trip which I think. Made me like it a little bit more. I mean, I think the last time we were down there, It was just such a cluster AF to, you know, get in and out of there with your car and you were parked so far away. So I found that this fit where I was at this this year. [00:13:42] Randall: Yeah we had a booth last time too. So we had all of that setting up and tearing down and so on. But yeah, hopefully by next year, it's it would make sense for me to get out there again, cause I've always enjoyed that. It's actually the only, the only time I've ever lined up at a race with like international. [00:14:00] Racers. [00:14:01] You know, just cause they you know, even if you were a low, a low level, regional domestic pro, you could line up in the, the UCI cross-country race. So you're not necessarily racing the same race, but burry stander was there and Christoph saucer was there and it was just like my moment of oh wow. [00:14:16] You know, getting to. Line up. 15 rows behind them. [00:14:20] Craig: You're like, I'm going to stay on their wheel and 50 meters. And you're like, I'm not going to stay on their wheel. [00:14:24] Randall: Oh, they, they started 20 seconds before I did. By the time everyone's actually rolling. So there's, there's no staying on any wheels regardless. [00:14:32] Craig: That's all. It's the funniest thing. When I'm at these big events, when they, they shoot off the starting gun and you're far enough back that nothing happens. There's no movement. [00:14:41] Randall: Yeah, the slinky effect. [00:14:43] Craig: Yeah. [00:14:44] But there have been, you know, there's been some cool stuff dropping lately that I think we should talk about. You [00:14:49] know, I think. We should jump in a little bit into the handlebars that have been coming out because I know. In talking to you. You had a particular design in mind that you. [00:15:01] thought was what you would design. If you. [00:15:04] were going to design a Handlebar. [00:15:05] from the ground up, and then lo and behold, someone came out with one that was pretty darn close to what you described. [00:15:11] Randall: Yeah. So I've called out this Aero Jaya. I think it's called my three T a number of times. And this was the closest thing to what I would design that I had seen. But whiskey just came out with a bar called the Spano. Or Spanno however they want to accentuate that a and pretty much everything about this is the way that I would design a bar. [00:15:30] There's a few things I would do subtly differently and I can definitely share that. But You know, it's 12 degrees at the hoods and 20 degrees to the drops and it's a compound flare. And so you don't have to have the same flare. At the hoods and in the drops, because a lot of the leavers these days have some flare built in anyways. I would probably go with a little bit less flare with the hoods to give it a little more roadie position, maybe eight degrees, but still. [00:15:53] For, you know, this is well done. It's a flat top design there. It looks like they've had some engineered flex. Built into, you know, what I would call like the wings of the bar so that you get some vertical flex. From the bar, which could help to, you know, negate the need for something as substantial as like a suspension stem. [00:16:12] I think that these compliance structures are our real opportunity to add. Compliance to the bike without necessarily having to add mechanical linkages and things like this. [00:16:22] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. I think that that, that compliance is something that people would really benefit from. And if, if, if the manufacturers can do it in subtle ways, I think it all adds up. [00:16:33] Randall: Challenges that different riders are going to have different needs in terms of let's just say you want to deliver the same experience to everybody. Then, you know, with a given handlebar under a bigger rider, you are going to need it to be stiffer in order for them to have the same experiences as a lighter weight rider. Who's just not exerting the same force. [00:16:50] So that would be one thing where, you know, that's hard to do without having two versions of the bar or some sort of tuneable flex mechanism, which is something I've played around with, but adds complexity. [00:16:59] I do like how the, the drop is really shallow. It's a hundred mil. The reaches is pretty short, 68. I would have the drop scale with the size of the bar would be one minor thing, because presumably on average, the, you know, the width of the bar is scaling with the size of the rider. But even that there's a huge amount of variation on that bell curve. [00:17:19] Overall, like. It's this, this is from what I've seen and what you can do with the leavers that are on the market. Because there's only two companies that make them and they control Libra design. This, this is the most interesting one to me. Hopefully we can get our hands on one at some point and provide a proper review, but it looks really, really compelling. I'm glad to see this direction towards compound flares. [00:17:41] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. [00:17:41] I thought that I was going to key in, on that. Those words you used compound flares, because I do think that's interesting because you know, one of the things that. The F the former roadie in me, I do not like when the, when the shifter lovers are angled into too far. And it doesn't feel, it doesn't feel great. And it seems if there's a. [00:18:00] If there's a design way too. Still get the flare you need at the bottoms while not overly adjusting where the hoods are, you know, that's a win. [00:18:11] Randall: Yeah. And, and, you know, in our bars, we went with a. Non-compounded 10 degree flare because it is, you know, the best, the most glared you can get without it. Really effecting the ergonomics at the hoods, especially with say ceramides mechanical road leavers that have a kind of a square edge. So if you rotate them too far out, you get a kind of a pressure point in the middle of the hand. [00:18:31] But yeah, it's a pretty neat handlebar. So [00:18:35] Craig: Yeah. And with everything. You know, I think you've gotta be tooling costs are obviously like the big concern and changing it. Dramatically. Size wise each time. And so you, haven't got to think about. How many sets of tools are you willing to buy to bring this product to market? Handlebar replacement. I don't know what kind of volume any of these companies do with their handlebars, but it's, it's a little bit of a balance there. I would think from a manufacturing perspective. [00:19:03] Randall: Yeah to, to dive a little bit into this without going too deep nerd. So if you're a big manufacturer, like a specialized or a track or something, you can amortize those tooling costs over a large number of bicycles that are specking that this handlebar at the OEM level, if you're doing an aftermarket bar, [00:19:19] It's a lot harder. And the tooling cost is quite material on an item like this, where it's low volume and you have so many different sizes. Usually it would be three tools. You'd have. You know, or at least the three component tool. So you have. You know, the two drops and then you have the center section and maybe the center section is a single mold. [00:19:38] With different inserts or even like you make one long one and then you chop it to the width that you want. And then you essentially bond on the drops. Which is where some extra weight comes in. So if you see bars like 250 grams or so if you want to drop 50 grams without compromising the structural integrity, that has to be a one-piece bar, which means. [00:19:57] An independent, large mold. That's that's moderately complex for every single size. And if you're only doing a few hundred units a year, which is a good volume for an aftermarket handlebar, that's hard to justify economically. [00:20:10] Craig: Yeah. [00:20:10] that makes a ton of sense. I'm actually curious, and maybe listeners can either hit us up on social media or in the ridership, ideally about how often. [00:20:18] People replace their bars. And is it the type of thing that When you're building. [00:20:22] the bike, you get that bar and you never think about it otherwise. Which I suspect, I know I've certainly been there in my bike ownership life. But I do think there's a decent amount of innovation in gravel bars for people to consider and just keep an eye out there for what are the performance benefits? How do these different bars feel? [00:20:43] When you put them on your existing bike. [00:20:45] Randall: I do think that one of the major constraints here is simply cost and that actually has less to do with the unit cost and more to do with having to amortize the tooling costs over. So few units. But I, you know, handlebars like a carbon bar on the one hand, it's somewhat disposable. If you design it, if you don't design it right. Where if you crash, like you really want to replace it. But on the other hand, the, the opportunities for compound shapes and for compliance being built in. [00:21:12] Negates may negate the need for more expensive and complicated solutions elsewhere on the bike to achieve the same goals. You know, I'd like to see if I could do a handlebar at scale, You know, the, the actual cost on something like this is for a tiny fraction of the actual sale price of, you know, 250 to 400 bucks on some of these bars. [00:21:31] Craig: Yeah. [00:21:31] That's the thing. I mean, once you've got, once you've got your bike frame. And you're not going to replace that. You really need to look at your attachment points as the, you know, how are you going to tune the bike? [00:21:41] Randall: Yeah, the touch points. Exactly. [00:21:44] Craig: On the other end of the spectrum. [00:21:46] curve had a bar called the Walmart. Out for a while. And curve is probably best known for their massively wide bars. I mean like 50 plus centimeter bars. [00:21:58] Very different riding style. They've actually gone the other way and introduced a narrower version of that. And I just think it's interesting to see them coming in. I mean, I can imagine that she super, super wide bar is a big part of the markets. I suppose it's not surprising. To see them go narrower. [00:22:15] Randall: They're also going with aluminum. You know, your tooling cost is. It's basically a jig. So it's not, you can do smaller volume and, and carve out that little niche for oneself, but yeah, they went with a 40 and a 43 with, it looks like here, but the. My concern would be the flare is so great at the hoods. [00:22:34] That you'd really want to be mindful of the shape of the hoods that you're using to make sure that it's not going to put a pressure point in your hand. [00:22:42] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. [00:22:42] I think it's a bar for a very specific customer. Follow up question for you on a aluminum versus carbon in the handlebar from a field perspective, what are the what's. How should people think about the difference in feel between those two materials? [00:22:57] Randall: It really depends on how it's engineered. It really depends heavily on how it's engineered. And I was. You know, the particulars of the material, how it's shaped, how it's drawn is it, is it. You know, buddied and so on, which is an actual budding process. And with carbon kind of same thing, like. [00:23:13] What is, what is the shape? What type of carbon is being used? What is the layup? You can make a structure that is incredibly stiff or very compliant you could add. I think loaf their bar, they're using some You know, some fancily branded. Fiberglass material in order to create you know, some, some even, even greater, even greater flex in the part of the handlebar, just beyond the clamp with the stem. [00:23:38] GT did this with their original grade and may still to this day on the seat stays, they actually have a fiberglass wrapped in carbon fiber. So fiberglass is what's used in like a fishing pole. So think about the extremes of flex that you can get with that before it breaks. [00:23:52] So there's it really just, it just depends, but in terms of the opportunities to tune flex and so on. Vastly greater with carbon, for sure, for sure. But this trade-offs with that. [00:24:03] Craig: Yeah. Gotcha. Gotcha. Hey, the other thing I wanted to mention in terms of new product drops recently was our friend mark at post Kericho. I dropped a couple of new bags. [00:24:14] Randall: Yeah, let's take a look at these. So he's got a new handlebar bag. Which these, these things are hard to. Talk too much about with action without actually experiencing one, but [00:24:27] Craig: Yeah. [00:24:28] I think the interest, the interesting thing about all Mark's stuff is he's a very thoughtful designer and one of my pet peeves around the handlebar bags, and it's got nothing to do with. Like general use of the bag. Is that with the zipper being up top? [00:24:43] With my bike, computer Mount, and oftentimes a light it's really hard to get at them because it's being pushed down and Mark's designed the zipper to be in the middle of the front of this bag. [00:24:57] I saw some comments about Alex, stuff's going to drop out. But I think at the end of the day, you're going to know that it's there and that's where it's located. So I think from a practical perspective, it's still going to work, but it would solve my personal problem with trying to get in there without unstrapping the bag from the handlebar. [00:25:14] Randall: Yeah. And this bag is also quite compact, this new bag in the mini handlebar bag that he came out with. And so I could imagine. Strapping it to the bar and the little strap on the back around the stem, as opposed to, you know, having to strap it in a way that may push cables or the bag itself into the head tube, which is a very common problem with these handlebar bags. [00:25:35] And you know, leads me to actually on my bike packing bag to have add straps in order to have it connect both to the bar and then to like right behind the hoods. So you don't get that rotational flop and it [00:25:49] keeps it off the head tube. But that's a [00:25:51] Craig: And are they get minimum? At minimum for anyone writing. Riding. You know, a lot, lots of types of bags, just consider putting some protective film over your frame in case there's rubbing. [00:26:00] Randall: For sure. For sure. Yeah, we, yeah. Good recommendation. [00:26:05] Craig: The other interesting one he came up with was this bomber top tube bag, which is a very long and, and Kind of not, not a big stack height bag that can go along the top tube or underneath the top tube. It's the, maybe three quarters of the length of the top two, but it looks like. [00:26:21] We're just, it's interesting. I don't think for me, it's like a daily rider type thing, but I do love the multiple different positions of it. And I could see for a bigger trip or a bigger day out this being like one of those bags that I just add on for specific purposes. [00:26:36] Randall: Yeah, And presumably it's a bit lighter than his existing frame bag, which I own, I'm not sure if you own as well. I'm a huge fan of that bag for, for bigger days on the bike where I need to bring stuff. [00:26:47] Craig: Yeah. [00:26:47] no. I imagine like running that quarter frame bag and then adding this one on top, you know, if you were doing some epic back country ride and wanted to maybe bring a full pump or what have you I think this is a neat option to add on and augment that kind of storage. [00:27:02] Randall: One comment I did see in one of the articles was this idea of, you know, maybe it would be a mountable on the bottom of the down tube. Which I actually think is a a space where, you know, a design, a bag that was designed specifically for that space could both lower center of mass. And Potentially provide some protection for that part of the bike from rocks kicking up and so on, which is a significant concern, especially when you get into more Tundra terrain on one of these gravel bikes. [00:27:31] Craig: Yeah. I think some more of the hardcore bike packing pack bag manufacturers have solutions for that area, whether they're building off the bottle cage, that's often down there and a lot of these gravel bikes. We're otherwise attaching agree. It's a, it's an interesting place. There's so many different nooks and crannies. [00:27:50] To jam stuff on these bikes with all these new modern bags. It's a, you're not, there's no dearth of options for you, depending on how you want to set up your rig. [00:27:58] Randall: Yeah. And the last thing we'll call out here is the the seat bag, which is a pretty standard, but really elegantly designed seat bag. And I just got to, you know, give a shout out for him on just the aesthetics of these bags. Then also the cost structure, like the seat bags, 30 bucks. You know, the, the bomber bag. [00:28:13] I'm seeing 35 bucks. So really getting like this high quality construction and design at a very accessible price point. So Bravo mark, keep up the good work. Good to see you. Continuing to put product out. [00:28:25] Craig: Yeah, kudos. Speaking of other things that people, we know, people from the ridership we're putting out there in the world. Some cool stuff on bike, packing.com. [00:28:34] Randall: Yeah. So our friends Emily Chung and Seth Hur from over at bike index. So you've worked with, did he do the full triple crossover? [00:28:44] Craig: He did. [00:28:44] Randall: Yeah. So the bay area, triple crossover, which was published on bike, packing.com over the past week or so, 161 miles, three to four days 65% unpaved and a really, a lot of great photography and so on. And it covers essentially from Marin. North of San Francisco all the way around the bay, back to south bay. [00:29:06] Maybe in the other direction, maybe that's how they finished up, but it's a, and there's actually a way. Yeah. And there's a way to, and we discussed this in the forum to connect to the bay area Ridge trail through the Santa Cruz mountains. If someone wanted to do an entire loop here, which [00:29:21] She, she very well may do at some point in posts, but a really cool to see members of the community going out and having good adventures and sharing the routes with others so that others can follow in the footsteps or pedal strokes. As we may say. [00:29:34] Craig: Yeah. [00:29:34] for sure. It's so valuable to have this sort of bait out there. And I love all the imagery. I. People should go to the bike, packing.com. Link and you can find it either in the ridership or we'll put it in the show notes for this episode, stunning pictures. And it's so cool. I think there's one picture I'm looking at right now. [00:29:52] Of the four of them riding across the golden gate bridge. In part of their journey looks like they're heading towards Marin and this pitcher just starting off. I just love it. I'm in such, such sort of iconic. Imagery around the bay area. And for those of you not in this area, [00:30:07] The idea. [00:30:08] that you could fly into SFO. Take a Bart train into the city with your bags or even write up and then start on this journey. From a major metropolitan area is just awesome. And even from some of the imagery, you would think you're nowhere near any sort of major city. [00:30:26] Randall: Oh, yeah, that was one of the things I loved about living in San Francisco was if I needed to be out in the middle of nowhere, I could be so with no one around in 45 minutes over in the headphones. [00:30:36] Craig: Yeah. Yeah. [00:30:37] exactly. [00:30:37] So kudos to MLA for all the great photography and her partners on that trip. Super cool and amazing that they put it out there. [00:30:44] Randall: Yeah. And another thing just to mention with this too, is a. They're in the forum. And so if this is something you want to do embark on one of the motivations, there was to be able to go to a new region and just reach out to folks and say, Hey, what's the beta. Hey, does anyone want to join me for a segment? [00:31:00] You know, one of the group rides going on and we've been seeing those dynamics, which is really cool. [00:31:04] Craig: Yeah, exactly. [00:31:05] I mean, it's so it's, so it's so great that there are so many sites out there that are publishing adventures and things like that. But being able to talk to people, locals about current conditions or. [00:31:17] You know, even advice for that. Ad-on you described down into the Santa Cruz mountains, like That kind of stuff. [00:31:22] is awesome. And invaluable. If You're going to spend. [00:31:25] a week of Your hard earned time and vacation and money in a particular area. [00:31:30] I don't know about you, but I, I just want to get the most out of it as, as possible. [00:31:34] Randall: Yeah, and this is something that you know, a conversation that sprung up organically in the forum and that we're going to be looking to facilitate a lot more conversation around, which is. You know, the role of, you know, what might be called social media, just online tools for connecting with others generally in the cycling experience. And so what is, what is a healthy role? What are unhealthy roles and how do we create something that. [00:31:58] Facilitates things that, that help people live live better in gets out of the realm of say what certain large players have been accused of credibly in terms of That's the same behavior that is not, is more in the interest of profit and shareholders. Then the the people that they've disk. [00:32:14] Describe as users. [00:32:16] Craig: Yeah. [00:32:17] that, that thread in the ridership's really interesting and some very thoughtful commentary. It's fascinating how different people view different platforms. You know, obviously you've got mainstream social media and then more cycling specific sites that kind of serve similar purposes. So it's something, you know, I know you think a lot about, I've thought a lot about. [00:32:38] In the context of the ridership and and generally interesting how other people are expressing their sell themselves. And. What types of things they use and don't want to use. [00:32:49] Randall: Yeah. So this is something that you know, we're also considering how to evolve the, the forum as well. We built it in slack because that was the best. Tool available. But we're exploring other tools and add ons and things like this. And if this is a conversation that interests you we'd really love your, your feedback and it's, you know, that conversation is happening in the ridership. So come join us there and let us know how we can make it better. [00:33:12] Craig: Yeah. [00:33:12] As always. [00:33:13] I mean, we are very open to your input about these episodes and any other episode of the gravel ride podcast. [00:33:20] The ridership forum is something that, you know, we started from Our hearts but it's really a community run initiative. [00:33:26] and we want to evolve as the community wants us to and, and directionally where they want us to go. [00:33:33] Randall: Yeah, exactly. Exactly. [00:33:35] Craig: Yeah. [00:33:36] Cool. [00:33:36] I think that's about it for this week's edition of in the dirt Randall. I appreciate your time as always. [00:33:42] Randall: As always as well. Craig [00:33:43] Craig: And to all the listeners until next time here's to finding some dirt under your wheels.
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