Well, I guess it's been exactly a year since my last post.
Why? Well, mostly I felt like I wasn't really doing any good for myself or others, so I just quit the blogging thing. Writing is hard. And I had a lot of things to devote myself to. Predominately, my family situation has been extremely tough this past year. If you don't know my wife, you're missing out. She's fucking awesome, but she's been extremely busy: The academic medical year is July to July, and she started her residency in July 2013. That means that she's been waking up at the ass-crack of dawn every day, including weekends, and not getting home until after dinner for a long time. Christmas? She worked. New years? Work. Thanksgiving? Yup, work. We get it, and aren't complaining. It's what we signed up for. It's what we believe in. It's who we are. Those that are privileged owe the most and we both come from physician families.
Outside of her schedule, we basically try to spend time with each other and our daughter. It's funny, but it actually makes riding bikes on the weekend the hardest time to actually justify a bike ride (since that's the only time I see her). So I try and ride during the week. Anyway, my year wasn't exactly a cake walk. I had to finish up a lot of hard bioinformatic analyses in the 'lab' (actually on my computer, but that's part of how biology works these days), then write a 300 page dissertation. Again, writing is hard.
But, to quote Walter, that's all water under the bridge.
We're moving on....
Lots of bikes, friends, family, and adventures to come.