Accomplishments: May 2024

Coming into May, I knew that I had a lot of stuff coming up for the summer, and that I was going to be pinched for time in May (and June) of this year. So this month’s goals were to blast through a pre-set list of smaller tasks, in an attempt to at least be … Read more

Accomplishments: April 2024

Getting shit done again was the theme of the month. Magic the Scanning I don’t even know how I thought this was going to be possible, to be honest. There’s so much more to do on this that it’s not even funny. Fail. Finish the BMC Build This was supposed to be done in March, … Read more

Accomplishments: March 2024

With training for the DAMN ramping up hard in March, I needed to get my shit together and keep the giant goals more dialed-in for the month. That’s okay. The reduced time between training and tackling items for the 101 Things project both meant that I felt like I was getting things done this month … Read more

Quarterly 101 Things Update: March 2024

So, if you’ve been reading this blog (and judging by my traffic metrics, you haven’t) you’ll know that I’ve been slogging through the 101 Things in 1001 Days, and that I’ve been making headway. I figured that maybe a recap of where things are at would be appropriate at this point. I’ll probably do these … Read more

Accomplishments: February 2024

February rolled in ridiculously warm this year, and it really fucked with my sense of what had to be done when. Based on gut feeling, I decided that one of my accomplishments was going to be a large-scale cleaning of the whole damn house. Spring Cleaning We got started on this the first weekend of … Read more

Cycling Gear That Kicked Ass in 2023

Northern Frameworks Custom Ti Gravel Bike

I added a lot of gear to the pile in 2023. Prior to separating from the kids’ mom, I didn’t spend a lot on bike stuff, and over the years, I had more and more stuff that was broken, falling apart, or barely operational anymore. Combine that with adding a new gravel bike to the … Read more

DAMN Planning, Preparation, and Strategy

So the DAMN (Day Across Minnesota) is my big target for the year — a 242-mile gravel race starting Gary, South Dakota and ending in Hager City, Wisconsin. It’s going to be brutal. It’s going to be a gut-punch. I’m actually excited for it. A group of us from the bike shop have been planning … Read more

Accomplishments: January 2024

January always feels like the calm before and after the storm. The chaos of the holidays is over, but the insanity of the year is going to ramp up soon. Thus, I was reluctant to plan much for January. Thus, it was a short list. AZ-104 Certification This to-do was my white whale of 2023. … Read more