Haven't posted in some time

 The summer slipped away too quickly.  

Updates:

Cycling - I sold my Turner 5spot to a buddy.  My one ride continues to be the Titus RX29er.

As fall approaches, our attention turns to skiing.  I am looking to embrace the new "funshapes" in skis and have a pair of ON3P Billy Goats on order.  186cm these skis have dimensions of 140-115-120.  They have a rockered tip and tail as well as a tapered tip and tail.  What does that mean?  Well, I think it means they will be a blast to ski!  The rocker and taper shorten the effective edge for skiing firmer snows.  These aren't for all-mountain firm conditions laps.  But those same characteristics should make this ski slice and dice through soft and cruddier snows.  I think the people at ON3P have a solid design approach and look forward to skiing these.

My work has been crazy.  In terms of projects, I still have plenty of interesting things to keep my busy. However, leadership changes, university politics, a backward looking state role, and the rather bizarre, narrow and disciplinary/departmental culture of academia has me frustrated to say the least.  But enough on that sore topic.  No sense letting work mania stomp on what is overall a great life!

Dogs are great.  Mad had acute pancreatitis this summer (it was awful), but fortunately made it through that and is doing great.  Jack is a border collie, and I think that's all I need to say there.  Those two little critters keep our days filled with entertainment.

Julie continues her rock star life.  Busy professional, cycling team, yoga instructor, super wife, ...  She's great! 

So at this point we all look forward to the transition from summer to winter.