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So… it’s been almost a year since the last post.

I’ve been sort of busy…

  • clinging to my current, full-time job
  • getting a second, part-time job
  • putting a house on the market
  • packing and staging the house
  • selling the house
  • buying a house
  • breaking my leg in 2 places
  • surviving a merger
  • moving
  • working on the new house
  • granting Michele the lifestyle she has become accustomed to
  • granting Baxter a better lifestyle than Michele or I could ever become accustomed to
  • doing 3 months worth of physical therapy
  • attending night courses for a job-related certification
  • passing the certification
  • rescuing dumpster bikes
  • investing in a downhill bike
  • healing
  • napping
  • riding

First ride of ’09

I haven’t ridden in Wissahickon for a few years, but my friends Chad and Rob have been hyping these trails for a couple of weeks.

The sections that we rode were chock full of  jumps, drops, long log rides and berms. A playground for peddlers, the “BMX bowl,” has a drop into, and launches out of it, and a bunch of doubles, log jumps and giant tabletop.

I now have some new New Year’s resolutions…

  • Do the drop into the bowl
  • Jump the big gap that Rob did
  • Get in better shape and keep up with PMBA guys who built the trails