As a pavement manager and the author of this book, I am today asking you to do the same. I WANT YOU TO BE A STRINGBENDER! I want all of the uninformed to become STRINGBEDERS, and as for the Naysayers, we STRINGBENDERS are not going to waste a single second of our time any longer stopping down to your level. We pretty much figure that if two decades of successful implementation The Three Legged Stool™ System of Pavement Management is not enough to convince you to change, then you just go ahead and keep your heads stuck in the sand.
So STRINGBENDERS UNITE. Now is your time, to stand up and join us as well as change the world together. And as a special token of our appreciation, we will have some cool swag, bumper stickers, T Shiirts and other amazing things along with a very special short video message delivered directly to your inbox for all of those who will join us in our petition signing for better roads everywhere on this planet. So come on over here and JOIN US at www.stringbenders.org. By the way did I mention that we will change the world together and make it a better place for everybody with better roads.
Before we get started, and to avoid any confusion I do want to pay homage to Gene Parsons of the Byrds, Musician, Inventor, Craftsman and creator of the StringBender device that allowed electric guitarists like myself to bend the open B string with a pull of the guitar strap for electric guitars. How about that for innovation! You can visit Gene over at http://stringbender.com/.
So let’s get in the Better Roads Bus together and head on over to Boise, Idaho to meet a bunch of Stringbenders that helped me to write this book for you today! You can follow along here with the video playing as well by going to our YouTube Channel and looking up IACERS in Boise over here at www.youtube.com/ipmatv or just click here http://youtu.be/Cn4KNmCEFaU.
Here is a huge shoutout to Eric and all of the amazing Stringbenders I met while in Boise for the IACERS Conference! See you guys next year and THANKS for helping me to write this book for all to share and enjoy!
I am going to let you guys read through the transcript from the live session here and see how this all played out. Since we are nearing the end of the book, and my Editor is pushing me to get this thing done and up on Amazon so we can start helping folks out, I will take a little time to summarize this Chapter before we leave out on our journey.
But just know that this book is only the beginning of our relationship together! For all of those who have registered your book and signed up as a Stringbender there will be plenty of great content heading to your inbox over the next year or so. This is just the beginning of our story together! I am also going to throw in a few BONUS Chapters on the way out!
80,000 Miles in One Year = Pavement Management Perspective
People say Blair how bad can this be well I’m out here on the interstate that joins the West Coast to the East Coast or East Coast to the West Coast however you want to look at it and while we are worrying about building new highways and spending 57% of our GDP on 1.8% of our roadways in America (www.smartgrowthamerica.com) we are literally letting our interstates crumble in front of our very eyes.
People Say to Me All The Time – How Bad Can This Really Be Blair?
Now you may have heard the truck drivers talk about just how bad the situation is earlier in one of the other IPMA™ or Driving America for Better Roads www.drivingamericaforbetterroads.com episodes. This is not good for our country. We are trying to move goods across the country in just in time so we can keep industry rolling and attract industry to our country while other countries are building better infrastructure systems, we are letting ours fall to pieces.
Feels Like Another 8” Core Coming On Here
Please Stop the Insanity – Stringbenders Unite!
We’ve got to do something about this and the best way to go about it is to learn how to manage our pavements with eco-efficient in-place asphalt recycling, pavement preservation and pavement management programs that do just that with The Three Legged Stool System™.
How’s everybody doing so far, we have come along way haven’t we? Anyone ever take a flight from Phoenix to Flagstaff? When you get on that flight they say if you are not on the right plane. If you are not going to Flagstaff, now would be a good time to get off. There is like 8 seats on the plane and it is like 140 degrees F inside the plane; it’s a prop plane. If you ever get a chance to hear Ron White talk about it on the Blue Collar Comedy Network .
Everything is true about that flight. My buddy from Asphalt Institute Wayne Jones will tell ya, I only tried the flight once, I refused to take it a second time! (We can share that story over a bourbon one night when we are together).