Here's a few of the highlights in no particular or chronological order:
Little and I spent some quality time together.
He loved going out an rallying dirt trails on his push bike.
A three year old working on his no handers over the table top in the
backyard is enough to make a parent worry about what the
adolescent years have in store. He also showed off his
Superman seat grab more than once.
I got the realest job I've ever had. I'm talking Mon-Fri,
8am-5pm, shirts tucked in real.
Did that for a couple months and tried to quit.
Reached an understanding with my employer,
now I work part time.
Got LoL to join me for a fatbike beach
ride I've had on my radar since 2005.
Ever since I talked to Pat after he and Kathy did their pioneering beach ride I've wanted to find this cabin.
The riding, nor the cabin, did not disappoint.
This little dude mastered the combination of pedals and balance.
Never had training wheels. He loved it and so did dad.
Still need to work on mastering the concept of
speed control through braking.
My parents came to visit and my dad left
with his first new bike in 25 years.
(A Surly Ogre.) We went and rode it in
the mountains, which made him smile.
He's been taking it out for lots of
fun adventures since he got home.
We welcomed a sweet little girl into our family in July
(part of the motivation for my parents' visit.)
She is happy, healthy and awesome. 6 months old this week.
I continue to perform much of my own bike maintenance.
Occasionally with interesting results.
Did some fishing, but not nearly as much as we'd like.
He wanted to keep every fish we caught that day.
I let him keep this one.
That kid devoured every last crumb of that little trout
Did I mention fatbiking on the beach near Nikiski?
That was awesome.
My brother came to visit.
We rode bikes.