|Adam's big laugh!|
There is blog life. There is real life. When the shit hits the fan on real life, blog life takes a solid back seat until the dust settles.
Suffice to say rolling over from my old gig at IMBA, to my new gig at the Minnesota Land Trust has been eventful.
Change is always rugged, but in this case change is more than just occupational, its cultural, its environmental and its personal.
That all said its going well. The learning curve is steep, the stakes are high and the possible return on investment higher.
Where else would you want to be in life?
I have to say I have been recreating more in Duluth than I have in the past six years. I have been spending a lot of time with Margaret and Tae, even got them out on Mission Creek last week for their first rides (they loved it).
My first real challenge in the new role was organizing and guiding BIKE Mag across Duluth for five days and that was really special. Good guys, they were stoked to see the progress and were obviously impressed with the project. Of course we drank beer, we talked shop, we talked turkey, we saw music and we enjoyed Duluth..........something that in my former, travel laden job was tough to do.
I am not going to disclose what we did and where we went as that is part of the story that they are going to tell. I can say that we put together a pretty sick adventure for them when they were here. It was replete with high drama, multi modal transportation, dirty needles, NIMBY's and Candylands. Even Loki himself showed his face in the dark.....
Life is changing, and as it has in many ways, this blog will reflect that. I am committed to it though so please be patient as all of this evolves and for sure get out and enjoy the fall because it feels like another big winter is coming close behind it.