Hello and good morning! It’s great to see you all … if I *could* see you all, I mean.
Episode 13 is a bit of a departure. Back in October, world traveller and author Sam Manicom parked his book tour at my house for a night before his engagement at Morton’s BMW in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I took the opportunity to sit down with him and talk about his life on the road for the podcast. Since we were sitting in my dining room, we talked …and talked …and TALKED for over an hour! That makes this the longest episode of the podcast, but it’s well worth listening to, if for no other reason than to glean pearls of wisdom from Sam’s hard-earned experience. (I have to say that Sam was also a gracious and tidy house guest. He’s welcome back any time!)
There’s no timeline for this episode, as it’s pretty much all interview. However, I can tell you that we discussed – given here in alphabetical order – the following topics …AND MORE…
“Never miss an opportunity for a ride.” –Sam Manicom
By way of a bit of housekeeping, MailChimp notified me that they will be sunsetting TinyLetter some time in the future. Not exactly the near future, but in the future nonetheless. I will do my best to make the transition easy, and I’ll keep you posted on what happens. In the meantime, please send your friends (and motorcycle-loving enemies) to the podcast and this newsletter. All the links are below.
One last thing before I sign off – we’re in the final stages of securing our first sponsor. As I mentioned in a previous newsletter, we will never have more than two sponsors per episode, and that includes the newsletter. Sponsorship of the podcast includes a banner ad (tasteful, of course) in the newsletter. Those will be at the bottom of the newsletter, so if you’re an ad hater, you can easily avoid them. The impending first sponsor has shown an interest in providing some merchandise to our listeners, and the best way to win those drawings will be by being a subscriber to this newsletter, so stay with us! (PS if you’re interested in being our second sponsor, or have any questions about the podcast, please email me.)
- BMW MOA
- The CtH email list
- Sam on social media: Twitter (@SamManicom) & Facebook
- Sam’s website: sam-manicom.com
- The Book Depository (search Sam Manicom for his books)
- Timonium Motorcycle Show (9-11 February). The Travel, Touring & Adventure Pavilion features Sam along with a number of other well-known riders. The presentation schedule starts on Friday, 9 February at 11 in the morning. Sam’s presentations are Friday at 2.30, Saturday at noon, and Sunday at 11.
- MailChimp CEO Ben Chestnut’s statement on shutting down TinyLetter
Episode 14 will be out on 5 February and will feature a discussion with youthful cross-country rider Evan Laing. Season 1 continues through AT LEAST the end of March, so there’s plenty more coming from Chasing the Horizon. An upcoming episode will feature the CEO of the American branch of an iconic motorcycle brand (regular listeners might be able to figure out who it will be). Thanks for listening.
We’ll see you somewhere out there on the road – or off it!