What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

20 April 2011

Q is for Quorum

You know, there are a lot of "Q" words that are math-related. That's just bringing me down.

My Webster's says that the third definition of "quorum" is "a select group or company"... much like the group at the Austin Bike Summit last Saturday.

First of all, the day was brilliant. I got to meet a lot of people whose names I had heard, but who I had never seen in person. Plus, the casual networking with other Austin cyclists was also very cool. And since I've only just started volunteering with some cycling advocacy groups, it was also a great opportunity to see what is coming in the future as far as cycling improvements in Austin. For instance: A bike boulevard, bike sharing, in-street bike parking... all sorts of fun stuff.

And there were giveaways! And a lunchtime bike ride! And free food! Free drink, too, but I only partook of the water.Which tasted funny.

One really cool takeaway for the day was the workshop on social marketing-- basically, we talked about ways to portray cycling as normal, instead of aberrant, behaviour. And someone put it very succinctly when he said, "We are the message as well as the messenger, by being on the street." A deep thought for us all, yes?

Do you cycle? Do you attend quorums based around your hobby (whatever that may be)? What do you do with funny-tasting water?


mybabyjohn said...

no/yes/put it down the drain. Sounds like you had a great time. Come to Guelph and educate some of our bikers please please please....

erica and christy said...

first, i have come to the conclusion that you are a very busy lady
second, have i told you lately how funny you are and/or that your comments on our blog are my favorites? you never fail to make me laugh!
third, thanks for that!

Su said...

@mybabyjohn: I thought Canadian bikers were setting the standard for the rest of us! And now you're telling me they're not??

@Christy: Aw, thanks! Glad I can give you a laugh! I guess I'm a little busy, but since I don't have children or a job, I always feel guilty saying that I'm busy.

Trisha said...

This word always reminds me of ancient Rome ;)

Lisa Potts said...

I wish I liked to bike, I just never have. I've had my share of funny tasting water, though. Yuck.

charlieschurchofchrist said...

We are trying as much as possible to cycle, and when I had my job I rode there. We aren't apart of any groups related to our interest - we just do them.

Su said...

@Trisha: Hee hee! Me, too. :)

@Lisa: And there was no normal-tasting water available. :(

@Charlie: Yay! Another cyclist!