Of All the Blogs, On All the Internet…

Yeah, it’s been a while.  I know.  Shut up.  I realize haven’t posted anything since I got back from the Divide.  I realize it’s almost f@*#ing Thanksgiving.  My computer broke.  No really, it did.  Here’s my “letter” I sent to Apple to prove it.

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They never replied, but I thought it was pretty damn funny anyways.  Actually, I take that back; it’s freakin’ hilarious.  Come to find out my hard drive was fried.  Anyways.  Here’s the video I put together of my Divide Race.  It’s on Vimeo instead of YouTube so people at work (meaning me) can watch it because our dyed-in-the-wool pinko Marxist Communist IT Department blocked YouTube.  It’s 10 minutes long, so grab a Snicker’s, because you’re not going anywhere for a while.

Now to answer the two biggest questions I get asked.  1 – What have I been up to?

A – Eating.  No kidding.  I put on 20 pounds since June.  I haven’t been riding hardly at all, although that’s changed considerably in the last two weeks.  I did, however, learn to fly an airplane.  Well, I am currently learning to fly an airplane.

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Me, nervous?  NAHHH!  It’s all part of the adventure of life!  Riding kind of took a back seat this summer/fall, and it really shows.  I’m really starting to get back in shape, mainly because I had a really good fitness base built up.  I’m down 12 pounds since the 2nd of November (I was 183, folks.  Shit just got really real).  I’ve been going to the gym regularly, and I am trying to get a good, long ride in on the weekends (that’s what she said!).  I did start drinking after I got back from the Divide, but I’m done with that.  I don’t need it, not to mention that when I don’t drink, it’s like someone started shoveling money at me with a pitchfork, so I’m done.  For good.  Besides, with all that extra money, I can make a few bike upgrades, like this:

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That’s my fat-bike frame.  They’ll be more to follow on this.  On to question #2.

What are you going to do next?

A- This:

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It’s the Highland Trail 550 – a 550 mile mountain bike race through the Scottish Highlands.  Check out the link, there’s some amazing pictures!  They’ll be more to follow on this, as well, but I’m pretty excited about it!  Before then, though, I’ll be doing a 70 mile fat-bike race December 14th.  In South Dakota.  In December.  The upside is that the weather will probably be better in South Dakota than it will be in Scotland.  Also, I’m going to finish up flying lessons as time permits, and should be ready to solo shortly.  On second thought, maybe I WON’T be going to Scotland…  Sorry Mom, I know I shouldn’t joke about that!

Well, that kind of gets me caught up.  I know there’s a lot I’m leaving out – deal with it.

Faic sibh a bahn slighe, (that’s Scottish Gaelic, btw)

Matt

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About dingo41

I'm 34, from East-Central Kansas, and you could say I'm pretty heavy into cycling. This blog is about all manner of things. I find it's more interesting that way! I hope you enjoy.
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