After an amazing time of riding with Cycling Fusion at PT Athletic from Jan-March and then Maui in April, I was in the best shape since my 20's in Crested Butte, CO. Lots of summer rides with good friends around Port Townsend made it even more fun.
Headed to Europe for 3-1/2 months (July-October), with my daughter and her friend Pearl for six weeks including a NYC stop and the Queen Mary 2, a bit of riding on the remote roads and trails of the Lozére near Allenc, FR; lots of wine and fun in Paris (4 times-love that city) then off for a month with my sister Beth in Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. Enjoyed many days with my nephews, Xavier and Julien, and my much-loved bro-in-law Martin. We had a very good time.
Since then, it's been work, managing the weirdness of Port Townsend (Tiny Town) and preparing for new adventures. It's strange being back in the US; the wilderness I missed, the politics and general shape of things, not so much.
Somehow I think 2014 is going to be very interesting. Next stop, Strange Brewfest with Peter McKay and Mark Thomas...hang on to your bike caps.