I just finished a great road ride with Richard Greaves (@soldbyrichard) and i have to say that in the past month I have really been fortunate to network both online and in person to gain some great business ideas with people i regularly follow social sites such as twitter. My point with with statement is that social media still needs to have a social component to be effective and their will never be a substitute for meeting as chatting over a cup of coffee.

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Rumble Strip Rant

I am not sure if Alberta Transportation is just bored and looking for make work projects but the cutting of rumble strips along every highway seems to be getting out of control! I will call it now that sooner or later a cyclist will be killed attempting to avoid these strips on highways they where not designed for!

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Competitive Nature

Since when having a competitive nature a bad thing? Why is it easier for people to understand those whom are content being average rather than those who want to be the best at everything they take on? I obviously have a very competitive streak in me that drive me in everything I take on and I am glad that I have been given this drive as it is a born trait not learned or trained!

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So I have now stopped four times at one of my Starbucks locations coming in and out of Calgary and had to make a special order to get a cup of black dark roast coffee, what the hell is the deal with that?

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Me the Farmer

I have farming in my heart, soul, it is a part of me as it has been in my family for over 100 years. Farming is about hard work, simple values and more hard work!

 The Chambers family farm is celebrating its 100th year of actively farming since homesteading, where my parents now reside and where I grew up. I farm with my dad whom is a true farmer to his core. I don't think I have ever met anyone whom knows exactly what they wanted to do their entire life and is completely content doing it every minute of every day. I feel the privilege to work side by side with him. I am very fortunate from both the perspective of learning the trade from someone with his experience and also as a son being able to share time with his father as adults which many people never have the opportunity to do.

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