Gone Fishin'


I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!


First Snow

Well, it has snowed here before today, but didn't really stick.  Last night we got about six inches in the Missoula Valley and a bit more up high.  It was great fun to run in this morning before it got all slushy.   Here's what it looked like out the bathroom window this morning.


Stuff Going On

I have had stuff going on.  That's my excuse for not posting in so long and I'm sticking to it. I've been working at both jobs of course, and that has sucked up a huge amount of time recently, but I've also been running in earnest.  The wrist-GPS is a cruel taskmaster, and it revealed after I got back from Vermont this summer that when I just run and don't have a mileage goal, I run about 13 miles a week.  So, I've been working on a goal of 36 miles a week, and next week will be my tenth week of meeting that goal. I'm starting to lift weights a bit again as well after a long hiatus- so anyway, those are a couple of things that have been taking up time since I last posted.  What else?

Kate and I went as Dwight and Angela from The Office for Halloween, and we went to a pretty good party in the basement of the Wilma, a local historic theater.  We hosted dinner for some friends a couple of times, and we walked (I rode the unicycle, actually) in the Day of the Dead Parade here in Missoula. We haven't done any traveling at all since summer. We hope to get back east in either January or February, but most likely won't make it back for the Holidays.

I cleaned out the garage and finally got all of our camping and hiking stuff organized into one place and have nearly created a workbench where I can set up small projects and such. I attached a set of donated chrome fenders to the fixie and flipped the bars back over, cruiser style.  I installed a rear caliper brake on the blue bike and a front caliper brake on the fixie.  Lights, too, since a bunch of my commuting is now done in the dark.  I haven't put the studded tires back on the Trek yet, but will as soon as we see some snow in the valley.  At least it is raining this weekend, which means maybe it'll get cold and turn to snow sometime soon.

I have made a few changes to the blog, mostly just adding a feed to my starred items in Reader, so you can see the posts I've highlighted form the feeds I skim most every day.

The Flickr account is also woefully un-updated, but I'll try to get some pictures on there soon. We haven't taken many recently, but I think I have a few to share. Time to dust off the real cameras again soon, I think.

Finally, I'm testing out the "posting via email" function in Blogger with this post. Let's see how it goes.