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Robert Goldman - Santa Barbara, CA | Blog. Experience Mountain Biking Around Santa Barbara With Robert Goldman. Bob Goldman - Santa Barbara, CA | About. More than 5 years of experience leading product management teams. Proven track record of creating market leading products, developing and executing on business strategy, and driving growth. Experience Founder, Principal Consultant Provide technical organic search engine optimization services to enterprise clients Built and managed team of 40+ Product Managers responsible for researching, designing, and launching all products and content on Graphiq websitesIncreased web traffic to Graphiq network >100% in 6 months by creating new content, improving site performance, and designing and implementing improved comprehensive SEO strategyReported directly to CEO, worked 1:1 with executive team members to develop business strategy, participated in monthly board meetings, pitched investors and potential acquirers McGraw-Hill Educational Writing Consultant Education University of Pennsylvania Biology (BA), Environmental Studies (MA): Summa Cum Laude (GPA: 3.91, GMAT: 750) Skills & Interests.

Increase in wildfires - good or bad? - Bob Goldman. Right now, the Rey fire is burning in Santa Barbara county. It’s the second large fire in Santa Barbara recently, and it’s currently burned over 30k acres. Not surprisingly, these fires seem to have reignited the debate over whether these natural disasters are good or bad and what they tell us about the state of our surrounding environment. While the dangers associated with their occurrences is rarely debated, how to manage burns and mitigate the risks they pose to our communities always seems to be a topic of conversation during the summer months in Southern California. In 2015, there were 8,745 fires in California alone, which burned 893,362 acres.

This represents a massive increase over the year prior, which saw just 7,685 fires and 555,044 acres burned (source). The average fire in the 2000s was double the size and burned twice as long as that of the 1990s. It’s important to note that wildfires are a natural and necessary component of many ecosystems. So what’s the answer? Mountain Bike Rides in Santa Barbara, CA - Bob Goldman. Santa Barbara is a very unique place to ride a mountain bike. The mountains around SB shoot up quickly out of the ocean (~4k feet), which makes for long, challenging climbs and steep descents. Most of the trails in the area were not built with mountain bike riding in mind–so most of them are only rideable in one direction (down). Most rides in SB start with a long road or fire road climb and finish with a fast/steep descent. The front-country trails are technical–loose, rocky, and rutted singletrack with steep switchbacks are common.

I’d recommend at least a trail bike on all of the frontside trails. The backcountry trails are a bit more cross-country friendly, but I still think trail/ enduro bikes are the way to go. Here’s a list of my favorite rides in the area that are relatively easy to follow (there are some really fun bushwhacking, backcountry rides that I’ve left off the list): Bob Goldman - Santa Barbara, CA.