I didn’t have the time the past few days to put together the New Year’s post I intended, so this will just have to be short and sweet.
For me personally, 2014 was a pretty great year. Last winter was one for the record books here in the Midwest, and I snowmobiled pretty much a couple times a week from Jan. through March. I watched a ton of races, including my son’s. I experienced a magnificent Wildcat ride near Bryce Canyon. I enjoyed many days working with and documenting the wonderful people at Arctic Cat. I laughed my way through many road trips and got to spend time with some legends. Above all, my wife, kids and I have the tremendous fortune of being healthy.
I know… I’m damn lucky.
This place… this little site where I get to share some pictures and stories… continues to bring me great joy and satisfaction. Sometimes all my other work piles up and I’m not able to post here as frequently or as in-depth as I’d like, and sometimes I simply run out of gumption, but mostly the whole scenario here is pure fun. For sure the two best parts are getting to tell stories about people who I admire and respect, and interacting with those of you who comment on stories.
I have always thought of this place as a cozy two-car garage with a workbench, a couple of sleds, a wheeler and all the associated gear used to enjoy those sports. The truck and car are parked outside while all of us sitting inside, sharing a beverage and telling stories.
I like that image and it’s the place that I put my head when I write most of the stories here.
For what it’s worth, our little two-car garage hosted 1 Million BS sessions from quarter-million different people last year. Mind-boggling!
I appreciate every single one of you who have sat down with me in this garage and listened to a story or two. Too often the interwebz seems polluted with nastiness, name-calling and disrespect. We’ve always maintained a dialogue here where you express yourselves with respect and thoughtfulness, even when your sentiment was rooted in anger or disappointment. Thank you.
And thank you to the sponsors you see on the top and right side of this garage. Without them, this site doesn’t happen. If you appreciate this garage and want to express it monetarily, please consider the fine establishments whose logos you see on the walls of this place.
There are many more adventures waiting for us here, many more stories to share. The fridge is still full.
I hope the very best for you and the people you love this coming year.
Happy New Year.