Thursday, September 18, 2014

International Talk Like a Pirate Day


Pirates aren't usually associated with bicycles.
 ( It would be really hard to pedal with a peg leg or to steer with a hook.)
But this is such a fun holiday I had to blog about it.

Pirates aren't usually associated with donuts either, but Krispy Kreme is into it. 
Arrg You Ready For The Talk Like A Pirate Day Giveaway at Krispy Kreme?Any landlubber who dares to enter a participating Krispy Kreme® US location and talk like a pirate will score one free Original Glazed® doughnut. To the swashbuckler who wears full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only.

The most popular pirate of all time?

Has to be Captain Jack Sparrow.

How often can you get away with dressing or acting like a pirate?
Halloween? Talk like a pirate day? 
You guys out there can show your pirate side year round by growing a beard. All my cool friends are doing it.
Girls love it!

I didn't blog about it, but World Beard Day was celebrated on September 6th. 
Beards have never been so popular. From Hollywood types like Ben Affleck, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling to fixed-gear bicycle riding twenty somethings. Aye! Beards and fixies are cool!
If you also ride a bike it shows you probably really know your way around a bicycle.

Of course you don't need a beard to look cool on a single speed bike as you can see by this photo of Johnny Depp.
Want to sound cool? Talk like a pirate.
Want to look cool? Grow a beard; ride a fixie; 
or, grow a beard and ride a fixie.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11th

Today is my birthday, and I get to celebrate by spending some time with my grandfather who was born exactly 62 years before me. We share not only our birthday, but also our name.
He has given me big shoes to fill.
Seizing the moment is my Grandpa's approach to life.  
His favorite quote is all about the value of time.
We share this philosophy, along with a love of family, a love of travel and an abiding faith.
There is a story told of a man who, like me, shared the name of his grandfather. Years after his grandfather passed away his grandfather appeared to him in a dream and asked, "I would like to know what you have done with my name." In the dream the man was able to respond: "I have never done anything with your name to which you need be ashamed."
The example my grandfather has set for me is one that I will try to emulate. 

“If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.” – Anthony Robbins

Understanding the importance of protecting a good name, I  operate my business in such a way that people know they can trust us. To learn why we chose the name Baseline Bicycles please go to our website: