Summer is really hard for me to let go of. I love t-shirts (or no t-shirt) and shorts weather so much. I love the beach, I love the smell of sunblock. And most of all, I love hot summer nights with the windows open. But alas, Fall is here and I gotta say that we are having an amazing fall here in Minneapolis. So, while I generally take on a sour mood this time of year, knowing that winter is coming, I now remain upbeat. Besides, we started firing up the backyard firepit at night --something we could not do all summer.
Work has been ridiculously busy, but in a good way. A way that though I've missed sleep and worked some weekends, I have to admit that I am blessed to be in this position. Big thanks to all you clients who are kicking me work. I love it. Keep it coming.
Last month I attended Interbike in Las Vegas and got to see the latest greatest bicycling items for 2011. I also got to ride with "Legends" of the Mtn biking world, courtesy of Mtn Bike Magazine. Thanks again, guys! I'd never ridden the rocky Nevada singletrack, so that was a real treat. And following my old hero's around it was doubly awesome! Click here to watch a few short clips I capture with the helmet-cam.
I also posted a short article on GearJunkie.com
Two weekends ago my pal Robbie from Michigan came over to race the Holtzinger Hotlap with me. It was a 9 mile offroad timetrial that included over 1,000 feet of climbing. It was a tail kicker, but had incredibly fun terrain. Big thanks to the 29nSNGL crew for hosting this summers funnest race. It was Robbie's 1st race and he did great. I flatted about 7 minutes from the finish and had to jog it in. Bummer. Still had a total blast. I love going fast on my mtn bike! Fast being a relative term...
Robbie Charging the course! Photo courtesy of: Mike Hon
Me getting miniature air and giving inappropriate gestures - pardon, not intentional... Photo Courtesy of: Sam Elder
When work settles down a bit I'll post more images of what I've been up to. Till then, keep it classy and enjoy this fall wherever you are.