Today's a big day. Gotta throw one of my most important projects in front of some key people here at Trek and either revel in the adulation or suffer the blows of criticism. Basically my weekend hinges upon their feedback so the fingers are crossed. It's also a big deadline for some other things that I've had circled on the calendar for a while. I've heard the mantra that "Good things happen to good looking people" so even though it's casual Friday (as opposed to casual Monday-Thursday if you work at a bicycle company) I threw on what I like to call "The Money Coat". The Money Coat is only to be worn in certain situations where you need to feel, as Vince Vaughn made famous in Swingers, "money baby". The Money Coat is a modest white cotton blazer in a light grey pinstripe. I won't mention the manufacturer as I'm not here to plug designers, just merely expounding upon you the psychological wonders of a perceived lucky garment.
This coat has helped me out in the past and I gotta say it's well taken care of lest its powers be diminished by mistreatment. The true essence of the coat was displayed once again this morning as I had just thrown it on when I turned the TV from CNN's American Morning to NBC's Today Show to see America's favorite buzz-cutt anchorman, Matt Lauer,talking about the benefits of riding a bike and the upward trend in American cycling. The intro followed up by a piece on a woman who teaches adults to ride along with Our very own, super fresh, Manhattan-based dealer Bicycle Habitat featured as well. If you're in the mid-town area of NYC, drop by Habitat on Lafayette. Great people, great bikes. To top the whole thing off, Matt and his colleague wax about bikes while holding the Trek Lime.