Hello, everyone. Welcome in to The GeoGee Experience Monthly Wrap-up and shout out. The GGEMWS is a post that curates some of our popular content, news worthy events, and pop-offs of interest from the previous month that is now history. The GGEMWS is also a platform where we say “Whatz” up to some of our blogging friends and show our gratitude to new followers and gracious sharers of our content.
June 2016 was an awesome month for us. We got “The GeoGee Magazine” up and running on Medium. The GeoGee Experience Magazine is an online magazine that focuses on culture, social issues, technology, entertainment, and news worthy content. While our target demographic is Black we court a diverse consumption of our content with the goal being to build a bridge that educates all demographics to a loftier level of understanding and appreciation for and of each other. The magazine that resides online offers larger images, short posts, and articles (we do feature long reads from time to time) and a lot of time sensitive content. The biggest feature of the magazine is we solicit the work of other bloggers seeking an additional platform of exposure for their work.
We want to thank all of you that embraced the magazine so quickly. Two weeks into it we had two of our stories be featured on Medium’s homepage. That’s huge – it would not have happened without your support.
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Phil Kmetz is a career professional mountain biker. He competes in urban downhill races that take him and his bikes down the steep stairs of South American cities.He knows his bikes and how to handle them.
In this video, Phil takes the 55 pound Huffy Carnage sold by Walmart on a downhill ride.Before the end of the ride, the handlebars were bent, the fork busted, and Phil had to resort to Freddy Flinstone brakes – stopping two wheels of steels with his feet.
It’s fun to watch but don’t miss the underlying message. You get what you pay for. Now you know why the bike at the bike shop cost more than the one at Wally’s World.
I watched the 2016 Preakness Derby that is held annually in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness is one of two of the biggest races in horse racing. The other two are the Belmont Stakes and the Kentucky Derby. Horses are bred, trained, and groomed solely to compete in this event. Not unlike that rising star in a company or a family that’s groomed to take over the reins of a money maker. Continue reading “Lessons Learned From Big Time Horse Racing”
It’s not hard to love Kawhi Leonard when you see the things that he does on the basketball court.
If not for a guy named Steph Curry, Leonard—who is averaging 21 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists while often guarding the opposing team’s best player for 32 minutes every game—would probably be the frontrunner for NBA MVP this season. But it is hard to love Leonard away from the court because, well, the guy doesn’t talk. Or tweet. Or do any of the things that normal NBA superstars do. So we don’t know much about him.
Source: Kawhi Leonard Drives 1997 Tahoe, Uses Coupons to Get Wings Despite $94 Million Contract | Complex
With all the stories that surfaced over the past decade of high paid athletes eventually falling on hard financial times, this story is a breath of fresh air.
“Marshawn Lynch has a lot of money,” Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network said. “He hasn’t spent a dime of his actual playing money … ever.”Instead, Lynch has been relying on the approximately $5 million he makes per year through his endorsement deals with Nike, Pepsi, Skittles, Progressive, and Activision.
Source: Marshawn Lynch hasn’t spent any of the $50MIL he’s made in the NFL | theGrio