I’m in Marin gathering user feedback at the annual Backshop user conference and rocking improvements to the enterprise commercial loan origination software.
Sitting in an office sucks even more than I remember, but on Monday I got in a nice ride with a client.
Jorge lives in Manhattan and works in mortgage lending and real estate for AIG Investment Group. He is a very cool, pretty darn fit, dude. He is also a valued client.
We rented a pair of Rocky Mountain hardtails at Mike’s bikes in Sausalito, about a mile from the office. Jorge and I spun from the shop, up the bike path and along the bay shore. It was a perfect day: sunny and slightly warm, and the breeze carried a hint of ocean.
We stopped periodically to talk about braking, cornering and other key riding skills. This wasn’t just a bike ride; it was a “lesson with a pro!”
We turned west and followed Tennessee Valley Road to a trailhead, then cruised the dirt road toward the Pacific. The hills rolled, the flowers bloomed and the sun beamed. A pair of deer bounded across a meadow. Jorge was awestruck. “Remember Jorge,” I said, “This is all brought to you by Backshop software.”