Gone Fishin'

HEY!

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!

1.12.2009

Hiatus and News

The early winter and holidays have been beyond hectic.  Overwhelmed by our obnoxious neighbor situation and presented with the right opportunity, Kate and I bought a house.  This was something we have been planning and dreaming about for some time, but did not think we would get started on until at least this summer, but opportunity and present situation combined to result in a December 19th closing and a move-in just before Christmas.  Our move did take us from Burlington to South Burlington, though, and just out of the comforting embrace of Burlington Telecom and her $30/ month DSL and into the cold, cold clutches of Comcast or its ilk.  With a new committment to mortgage payments in great excess of what we had been paying for rent, there is little room or patience to decipher introductory offers and figure out just how much more than the advertised rate the bill will be when all taxes and fees are figured in. Our decision so far has been to maintain radio silence. 

Thus, a hundred (well, four or five) blog posts are tied up in my head at the moment, including some about the house buying experience, some about the former owner and the home's history, and a whole load of remodeling journal entries to come.  There's non-house related stuff, too, like progress on my commuting/touring bike for the spring, the onset of ski season, my recent dicovery of the perfect biscuit recipe, a few proto-poems I've been thinking about writing, thoughts on Missoula and our western experiences, and much more.  How i get it all out there remains to be seen, but one could do worse than a laptop in the car and the occassional blip of free wifi...