(ꈍ ᴗ ꈍ✿) Nº266 April Showers Bring May Flowers 🌧️ 💐

(ꈍ ᴗ ꈍ✿) Nº266 April Showers Bring May Flowers 🌧️ 💐
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Good morning!

I hope April, despite the wet reputation, has been mostly dry for you! It is, of course, raining here in Amsterdam.

Hard to believe the 4th month of 2023 is wrapping up already, and May means nearly halfway for 2023! Did you know that Aprilis or mensis Aprilis (April) was only the second month of the ancient Roman calendar? At least being further along feels like progress. ; )

Well, before April makes its exit, we've got a few more highlights on the agenda:

  • 📻 This Thursday at 2pm CET we've got Rogier & Tim of the Patta Cycling Team on our monthly radio show: The Mechanics of Joy
  • 🍻 We've got a going away borrel for our colleague Bob as he'll be away for 2 months after having his first child with his wife Elyn soon!
  • 👑 It's the King's Birthday here in The Netherlands on Thursday. King's Day is always a hit and an awesome day of fun here in Holland. : )
  • 🎂 Friday is Kristy's birthday! Her kids always find her funny gifts scavenging on King's Day, haha! 🥳

Reply with end-of-month highlights in your neck of the woods if you'd like me to give them a shout in the next issue. : )

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Selle Royal Van Tour Coming to Rotterdam & Brussels in May

Selle Royal’s 2023 Van Tour heads to Europe’s cycling cities, offering thousands of cyclists free coffee and mechanical assistance
Selle Royal will ‘support cyclists on the road’ from April to July 2023 with a new European Van Tour that visits both established and emerging cycling cities.
Catch them in Rotterdam May 10-13 & Brussels May 16-18 More info in Dutch & French too!

Tout Bien Pils Turned 1 & collab'd with Super 73!

European Bicycle Guide: the digital company directory for the cycling industry in Europe

European bicycle guide
European bicycle guide - the digital company directory for the cycling industry in Europe
What a cool resource that was recently launched! Also worth a mention: Phillip Lucas unpacked key European industry 2022 reporting on cyclingindustry.news.


Effective Feedback Always Begins With Soliciting Feedback (AKA Listening) Before Giving It

Effective Feedback Always Begins With Soliciting Feedback (AKA Listening) Before Giving It
Get it, give it, gauge it, encourage it
"Giving feedback is inherently flawed, and one-third of feedback interventions actually decreased performance. He says people should instead prioritize active listening." Interesting read!

The Women You’ll Find on Top of the World.

There She Goes: A Reading List on Women Adventurers - Longreads
The women you’ll find on top of the world.
In the title, so you can't be surprised, but this long read is a great one about exceptionally inspiring women! Click thru & learn about a few!

Jenny Tough and the Empowerment of Adventure

In “Way Out There”, Jenny Tough shares how riding bikes opened the door to new possibilities, allowing her to experience places that would otherwise be out of reach. Directed by Brady Lawrence.


Feather Cycles: The Workshop & The Wolds

Great video about my friend Ricky Feather by Dave Lawal.

An Interview with Jelle Mul—Patagonia Europe’s Senior Marketing Manager

Nativve talked to my friend Jelle about work, community & the importance of staying positive.


The Loop - bikepacking gravel race - Vienna
The Loop is a bikepacking gravel race where everyone arrives together, starting and ending in Vienna!
My friends Max & Chiara at Grav Grav have a new 'race' in Vienna this summer. Check it out!


Dox Under The Tracks Nº2 - Mo van der Does & Gijs Idema

Dox Under The Tracks Nº2 - Mo van der Does & Gijs Idema
On April 14th, we once again joined forces with @doxamsterdam for #doxunderthetracks. The 2nd edition featured live performances from Mo van der Does & Gijs Idema!
Click thru for the full evening recap, recording, photos & more. June 9th is the next concert!
Here's to staying dry & lookin forward to fun in the sun in May!

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Jon Woodroof
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