#bikeschool: Internal Vacancy


The wonderful world of LovingTheBike.com is busy ol’ place right now. Darryl, myself and the little band of loyal behind the scene helpers may look like graceful swans above the water… but down below, we’re kicking like all get-out!

As many of you will have seen from time to time we have ‘Guest Professors’ at the official #bikeschool Twitter class (Thursday 9pm EST), all of whom have done an incredible job in what can be a nervous and stressful hour if you’ve never done it before.  I’m sure all of our Guest Professors will attest to the fact it is an enjoyable experience, and we enjoy seeing the personal touches that the ‘Guests’ provide.

Application Process

Until now the Guest Professors that have the lead the #bikeschool class into the obscurities of cycling and every conceivable related topic have mainly been selected after being long-term members of class… and having the minerals to put their Twitterness on the line in the name of #bikeschool.  This post marks the first ‘official’ application process to become a #bikeschool Guest Professor.  There is no wage, no health benefits, but you do get around 364 days a year holiday… so it’s not all bad.

Whether you have been a ‘lurker’ at the back of the #bikeschool class for many months, attentively checking in but not participating or you are first in the queue outside the classroom and always bring an apple to class we want to her from you.  The beautiful nature of Twitter allows individuals to have their voice, but some just never get heard above the murmuring lunacy of others.  Well, we want to hear YOUR murmuring lunacy!  It’s what makes #bikeschool special.

Nobody need not apply

Leave us your application forms in the comments below, but try to keep it to this format:


Twitter account:

#bikeschool member since:


What type of murmuring lunacy can you bring to #bikeschool?:

Please do not worry if you are new to #bikeschool, you are still eligible to become a Guest Professor (maybe even more so!).  We want to keep the class fresh and accessible to everyone, so get your applications in and we’ll be in touch!




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8 Responses to “ #bikeschool: Internal Vacancy ”

  1. Jeshii (・∀・) on June 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Name: Jesse Fuller
    Twitter account: jeshizaemon
    #bikeschool member since: Last week? heh…

    Like – yummy food, japan, outdoorsy stuff, technology, my family, my fixie
    Dislike – Injustice, entitlement, greed
    What type of murmuring lunacy can you bring to #bikeschool?:
    hahahah, lunacy you say? As a long time Midnight Rida, my introduction to “hardcore” cycling consisted of meandering through LA, listening to sound bikes, gawking at tall/freak bikes, and drinking one too many cans of Tecate. All of this under the moon. So I am well versed in LUNAcy. I’m a little older and wiser now. More of a bike commuter-slash-wannabe long distance fixie guru. Trying to acquire a cargo bike so I can bring the brood with me on rides. 2012 has been my year of the bike. Got rid of my car in January and been running the “how the hell do I get around LA without a car” experiment. All things considered, so far, so good.

    Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

  2. Rachael Mirvish on April 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Rachael @rachaelmirv:twitter 
    New member-actually not even sure if I’m a member have just been following on twitter thanks to Mike Osborn  (egg man)
    I would like to become a member. 
    Likes: anything that involves a bicycle, hearing a guy use the term “I just got chicked”, champagne,  and anything pink. 
    Dislikes: cleaning my bike, people who farmers blow at the front of the pack, and people who ride with their seats too low. 

    I ride for fun, I race for useless schwag, I pull a chariot with a toddler for power training. I’ve tried every chamois cream, and embrocation out there. The only thing I own more of than bikes are shoes.  If a mechanical question comes up, I admit, I will have to use a lifeline and call my hubby the mechanic. 

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on April 25, 2012 at 8:01 am

      HI Rachael,

      It’s so great to hear from you and we thank @egggman for introducing you to #bikeschool.  It doesn’t matter that you’re fairly new to #bikeschool….you can still be a guest professor.  @steviedexter will be in contact with you soon with more details on things.

    • Mark Beaconsfield on April 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Hi Rachael.
      Welcome to #bikeschool. I highly recommend that you jump in and answer the questions, share a joke, and have fun. Also, its a great way to gain more like minded followers and make new friends. So many have gone on to meet in person or found a new riding buddy nearby.

  3. Mark Beaconsfield on April 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Mark Beaconsfield.


    Member since…..ummmm a long time.

    Likes: Riding, watching cycling and some other sports. Beer, usually consumed after riding or while watching sport, and various non-cycling related stuff.
    Dislikes: Cars in the bike lane.

    I ride for fun and as a means of transportation. When I ride, I rarely care about average speed, distance, power ect. For me, its more about getting out there and spending time on the bike. I dont see my bike as a training tool.
    I have lived my whole life car-free. As one of the regular “murmuring lunatics” I have noticed a lot of new faces in class lately. I think a back-to-basics class is needed with questions about first bike, earliest biking memory etc to help us all, old and newer students, get to know a little bit more about each other. I could have Kayla co-host with me and I know she would have a few questions to ask the class.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on April 25, 2012 at 7:59 am

      Hi Mark, we appreciate your loyalty to #bikeschool and believe that you were the first (or one of the first) from Australia to get on board.  As you know, I love the fact that you don’t have a license and that you are currently biking every single day of the year….that is so awesome.  Our recruiter, @steviedexter will be in touch with you soon with more details.

  4. Koifla on April 24, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Member since 1960 yes I was held back a year.
    I like long rides on the beach or in the country. Going aero and maybe for a run. I dilike flat tires and mean people.
    I joke about everything especially myself but I take riding and training well seriously. I have been riding for about 30 years for no other reason than having a good ride. For me a bike is about how fast can “I” go. How fast can “I” avg. How can “I” ride stronger. I am not against all the other ways you can enjoy a bike but for me I want to ride like I am still 20 when I am 60which should be possible since like is a vague term. I ask why and how you train, ride, improve and stay motivated.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on April 25, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Thanks for “applying” for the position…hahahaha.  Being the first to respond shows your initiative and go-get-it attitude.  Our recruiter, @steviedexter will be in contact with you soon to set things up.


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