First week’s progress
Last weekend I put this simple website together and began the promotion for the first annual “Road Pitch.” I linked the site to a few social media outlets and sent off the link to a few friends asking them to be “founding riders.” I was a bit overwhelmed by the initial response. In a lean start-up you try to get a minimum viable product in front of customers so that you can measure results and quickly learn whether your product makes sense. Measured in that fashion this first week of Road Pitch and its minimum viable product (simply the concept expressed via this website) has been very positive. We have 11 committed founding riders (see slide show) and several more who have verbally committed. We have one committed pitch venue and others in process.
As soon as I begin promotion I had a bit of a panic attack. As noted I am a novice rider with at best 40 hours or so and less than 500 miles of riding experience. I also own a Honda Shadow which is not exactly set up for touring. Panic is a good thing because you have to take action. I signed up for the Intermediate Rider Course in June and for the trip I rented a BMW F800ST from MotoVermont. Okay I feel a bit better now.