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New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations, marking the last day of the year and for this year marking the end of the decade.

Are you one of those? You know… the type who likes to argue that 2019 isn’t *really* the end of the decade. Because there is no year 0 in the Anno Domini system which our calendars are based on and the first year ever was year one (1) therefore, the first year of any and all subsequent decades is the one ending in one (1).

Merriam-Webster offers up that it’s defined by popular culture and common usage so, decades end after the 9 year and I’m holding steady with that definition to close out the decade!

Lets move off the Anno Domini system.

A new year is a naturally introspective time, it’s a renewal—starting with a clean slate so’s to speak. Most will consider the year’s past challenges, celebrate the year’s past accomplishments and look forward to the future. It often provides a time to set new goals. Maybe a new motorcycle adventure, new gear, a new project bike, set a new mileage goal, turn the motel miles in and really tent camp at the 80th Sturgis Rally or maybe you dream of a cross-country adventure on Harley’s new Pan America(ADV) motorcycle and resolve to ride the Trans-America Trail across the U.S. from coast to coast—off road!

I don’t typically make a New Year’s resolution, but I think if pushed for something in 2020, I am going do more of what I enjoy—ride more, learn something new with a wrench, and improve my riding. Then again, I resolve to ride more often than annually anyway.

Some of you are already aware of this, but for those who aren’t, Team Oregon has an outstanding rider training program for all skill sets. Check them out.

Happy New Year to you and yours! Lets ride into a happier year and watch out for yourselves and watch out for your brothers and sisters in the wind.

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more-riding-less-bloggingWhere’s Mac?

You’ve likely noticed fewer blog posts the last couple months?

I don’t presume anyone notices or further, cares, but if you’re curious, life has been busier than usual and “the man” is keeping me down.  Too much work travel and cube isolation has taken a toll and one of the things that has fallen by the wayside is blogging.

Blogging is a hobby for me and because someday I hope to ride a wave on shore and start sipping pina coladas on the way to retirement — occasionally I find the need to prioritize work above hobbies.

I don’t put much pressure on myself to churn out “content” and I’m certainly not looking to ratchet up revenue through social media outreach  — adverts.  Besides, I feel good about how many “friends” I’ve got.  However, I do wonder after a couple of weeks pass and I can’t seem to find the passion to write something clever whether I’ve soured on the whole blogging gig?

I’m sure you are just as busy in your life as I, or stressed or living a crazy schedule too so, the “I’m busier than you” conversation never leads anywhere and that’s not the point of my post today.

I’ll still plan to blog, but I really want to ride more and post about those rides.  I wanted to provide some insight on the lack of consistent posts.

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