What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2 mph for 27 miles?
I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure. Eight days to go until I and my Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure teammates set out to cycle 100 miles in support of JDRF and its quest to create a world without T1D.
Thanks to the generous support of our team sponsors and supporters, as well as family and friends, our team has raised over $57,000 so far! I’m hoping we can raise another $5K this week to get us closer to our goal, so if you’re interested in supporting our team and cause, you can donate via this link (no amount is too small).
I don’t listen to music when I cycle, but I still create a playlist to pump me up before I ride. Inevitably, one or two of the songs will get stuck in my head, and I’ll play them over and over again in my mind, mile after mile, until I cross the finish line. Here’s this year’s playlist:
- Hold Back the Rain — Duran Duran
- Ran — Future Islands
- Head On — Jesus and Mary Chain
- LA Devotee — Panic! At the Disco
- Hard Times — Paramore
- Pink Lemonade — James Bay
- Simple Machine — Guster
- Saturday Sun — Vance Joy
- Good Grief — Bastille
- All We Ever Knew — The Head and the Heart
- My Blood — twenty one pilots
- Zero — Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- Bullet With Butterfly Wings — The Smashing Pumpkins
- Live Forever — Oasis
- Same Direction — INXS
- Radio Free Europe — REM
- Never Let Me Down Again — Depeche Mode
- Nevermind — Dennis Lloyd
- On Top of the World — Imagine Dragons
What do you think? What songs would you put on your playlist? Post a comment and let me know.
Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- E2open to Acquire INTTRA
- Thomson Reuters to Acquire Integration Point
- Oracle Unveils Business-Ready Blockchain Applications
- Target offers free 2-day shipping this holiday (USA Today)
- UPS To Launch First-Of-Its-Kind U.S. Urban Delivery Solution In Seattle
- Uber Ambitiously Eyes 2021 for Food-Delivery Drones Launch (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Shoppers prefer their deliveries free rather than fast this holiday season (USA Today)
- XPO Logistics Adds Dynamic Counteroffer Functionality to XPO Connect
- Convoy Introduces Flex Loads
- Kuebix Free Shipper Celebrates its One-Year Anniversary
- Manhattan Associates Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results
- UPS 3Q18 Earnings Per Share Up More Than 20%
- ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.8% in September
I’m short on time today, so I’ll share my perspective on some of these news items in future posts.
Have a happy weekend!