Saturday, February 14, 2009

Prarie Dogging

Wow. I just realized how long it has been since I stopped blogging regularly. Right around 1-1/3 years. Wow.

Well, a lot has happened since then. Happily I have no further major injuries to report, so I haven't had to bother my surgeon recently. But I've been doing other things.

My riding has suffered a bit over the last year. I'd set a goal of 2,000 miles ridden during 2008 and then failed to meet it. Work has been a big part of it. We've been working a scheduled 50 hours each week, so by the time I get home I'm usually tired. We only backed down to 40 hours/week again in January, so maybe going forward I'll do more. Other factors have been travel, weather, just plain life in general. Also, Mrs. Guy has been commuting to Philly each week, so my weekends have been more committed to her.

But I have remained somewhat active in cycling. Last January I became an entry-level USACycling Official. Now ever time my bike club or my friend John sponsor a race, I'm there helping to run and score the race. I was already doing a lot of that for John, but now it's official and he doesn't have to hire someone to come in and oversee it all. I think I've officiated in some capacity at 13 or 14 races since then (with two more coming next weekend). I volunteer my time for John and the bike club, so I've only gotten paid for doing one race, but I'm not really doing it for money anyway.

I also got a new bike last year, but that's the subject of another post for later. When, you might ask? Well, soon, I hope. Soon.

I hope.

If you think you "get" the title of this post, comment and I'll tell you if you are correct or not.


Caffeinated Librarian said...

DUDE! How are you? Listening to any good music lately?


Big Guy on a Bicycle said...

You know it. And as soon I find your email address (it's in Outlook somewhere...), I'll send you a link for a free download or two.