About a week ago, I got a call at my desk from CNN. My first thought was: who is this and what are they trying to sell me?? Turns out they were doing an article about cycling and business and someone tipped them off to my Midwest Cycling Networking group.
Here’s the article:
I was more than willing to share the gospel of cycling as well as how it has positively impacted me personally as well as my business’ bottom line. It’s definitely a “good news” story – I’m in better shape at almost 45 than I was at 25, and I’ve met so many awesome friends over the past 6 years that I lost count a long time ago. For me, bikes and business have been a true blessing. I’ve grown my fitness, my business, but most importantly – my base of friends. Not business-name-tag-wearing acquaintances, but TRUE friends. Guys who would bail me out of jail at 2:00am on a Saturday, no questions asked.
So after the article was posted for a day or two I went back and re-read it. By the way, one of the other guys they referenced was John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s. Maybe you’ve heard of his business?
Anyway, I read the article and then I read a handful of the comments. WOW. Apparently bunch of spiteful, arrogant assholes read the CNN Money Blog. Here are a couple of sample comments: