Like the man said, I love it when a plan comes together. But I’ve also come to expect — no, make that rely on — some parts of a plan not coming together. That was on my mind when I assembled a ten-day trip that would see me doing the following: covering just under two thousand miles on a motorcycle from Portland to Denver via Jackson Hole and the Sturgis Rally, driving eight hundred miles through coastal and inland SoCal in a Miata, and supporting brother Bark as he runs the new SCCA Targa event in the just-as-new 2017 Acura NSX. I figured that at least one of those plans would fall through, giving me time to catch my breath and get some rest.
Silly me. And I apologize for the lack of content on this site; every moment I haven’t been driving or riding, I’ve been catching up on work.
It’s been a true experience of a lifetime. The bike trip I expected to be epic, but the Miata thing I’m doing right now is actually proving to be less than boring as well. And I’m super stoked to see my brother’s name on the side of a car that I haven’t even touched yet, much less driven.
While I head north to Coalinga, CA for the second day in a row, you can check out this week’s grist for the mill.
Next week I’ll have a bit of a break so I’ll be writing a few things for this blog that have been on my mind lately; housing prices, social contracts, blue-collar pursuits. In the meantime, enjoy your weekend and take care!