Every year, I bike across the country visiting users of Polarion’s application lifecycle management, medical device, and automotive solutions.
April 26th was Day 1. I began from New Hampshire, the home of my six-month-old granddaughter and the last resting place of my bike from last year. My first stop was Connecticut for a UTC Aerospace Systems Executive Briefing, which was very insightful.
Day 2 had me travel back to Boston for a week of consulting at Medtronic/Covidien. It is cold. Too cold. If not for the glory of the thing, I would have rented a car.
Stops I'm visiting:
May 4 - Mattel at East Aurora, New York
May 5 - Uber ATC at Pittsburgh, PA
May 7 - Forrester Breakfast at Detroit
May 8 - AbbVie at North Chicago
May 11 - Covidien Surgical at Boulder, CO
I plan to continue from Colorado to the West Coast and plan on stops to:
Intel at Phoenix
Align at San Jose
Wind River at Alameda
One of the most interesting parts of each tour year over year, is that I ride far shorter and shorter distances to visit prospects and customers, and I get to visit the customers now that were tour prospects in former years.