Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Fall Update

So I've been on a bit of a break from the bike (and training in general) for a couple of weeks now. My exercise has consisted of clearing ski runs in the woods and yoga. It's felt pretty good, but I'm going to start getting back into "training" mode this week. So I'll be cutting/hauling a little extra firewood and running around in the woods until the snow flies. In a complete departure from anything bike or ski related, I've also started a very interesting and fun project this fall. A good customer of ours happens to be an expert boat builder, and this winter he is helping me (or maybe I'm helping him) build a kayak. We've been at it for a few weeks now, working for a few hours every Monday evening. It's been quite interesting learning about the design and lofting process. We've just about gotten the drawing out of the way, and we should begin building in another week or two. Below are some shots of the full size drawing so far.

Only a couple of Wednesday's left before the men with guns start populating the woods, so get it while the getting's good. I'll be at the WNR(un) tomorrow and the next week so I'll hope to see some of you out there as well. Over and out.

1 comment:

SARGE said...

Nice to see a new post from you. I, too, have been on a brake from the bike for a bit this fall as we have been making the transition into the winter season (6" of snow on Friday night with another 3-5" expected tonight). I think my hiatus is coming to an end very shortly now as the riding in Sedona and Phoenix are becoming perfect, temperature wise that is. Looks like a cool project. Have fun with it.