Well… It looks like I am going to take another crack at the blog.. A good friend and I were talking on a recent backpacking trip (those posts are already written, just need to finalize and hit print), that it seems like hipsters and the masses are done with blogs, so the rest of us can get back to it.
This time it is going to be different. This blog has been around, really, since 1999 when I was a junior in college. Since then, it has gone through MANY different services, skins, designs and anything else you can imagine. Back when blogs were first becoming “cool”, we used them as a journal and wrote everything we did. Boy, people loved it when I typed how I did nothing all day in college, or went for a 2 mile walk with the dog. Riveting stuff. But you would be surprised. When I raced for GT Bicycles, I was averaging over 25,000 unique hits a month. I don’t think thats too bad for a guy talking about riding and racing his bike.
But now that I am older (and under theory wiser), its time to refine things. Kelly and I will both be posting to the page. But we won’t be posting just boring day to day things.. It will be about the adventures we take.. With cell phones and their really nice cameras, it will be easier to share things. Back in the day, it involved a point and shoot camera, cables, compact flash cards, photo editors…what a mess. Hell, sometimes it involved film and scanners. Now, I shoot the picture, hit 2 buttons and there it is. Who doesn’t love instant gratification.
So, there might not be a post every day, or every week or even every other week. But, when something interesting happens, we will write about it, and let’s hope its pretty often. And 15 years down the line, when Kelly and I are sitting around bored, we can look this up and say, “see, we were pretty cool at one point”..