Author Archives: Ernest

About Ernest

Ernest is the owner of the Crofton Bike Doctor located in the Village of Waugh Chapel Shopping Center. Ernest has been in the industry since 1989 when he first started to work at the Bike Doctor of Arnold. During that time I developed a love for cycling and retail. I graduated from the University of Maryland and live and ride locally.

I enjoy riding off road and on the road as well as doing a little bike touring. As a teenager I did a trip in Maine and then over to Novia Scotia which helped cement my love for riding. Since then I have done tours in the Canyons of Utah as well as several trips along the C&O Canal. Today I have both mountain bikes and road bikes that I enjoy riding. One of the most exciting things now is my wife is beginning to develop a passion for riding and we have begun mountain bike together as well as some light road riding.

Creating Opportunities to Unplg

Five years ago I posted this on Facebook. Not surprised at all to see this in print. I have thought this for awhile. It is sad. “For so many children, the acquisition of an iPad, iPhone or iTouch has replaced … Continue reading

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Social Media Win for Staples

The other day I wrote about Staples and my experience there. My post really wasn’t meant to call out Staples but to encourage people/companies to look at the total picture when they roll out a program. Continue reading

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When Price Matching Goes Wrong

For certain things I am overly loyal and a person of habit. That is the case with my office supplies purchases. An assistant set me up years ago with a Staples reward account and I have shopped there for my … Continue reading

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A Disconnect for the Online Shopping Experience

Amanda and I have an addiction. Books. We love books. One of our go to date nights is to head to Barnes and Noble and wander thru the store looking. There is something about holding a book in your hands … Continue reading

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Gifts for the Cyclist

Are you at a loss of what gift the cyclist on your list needs? Maybe you just created a cycling themed adventure and you need a gift to go along with it? Check out my other posts about themed cycling … Continue reading

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