When I started up a Wiki at work, I found that creating little pages and typing into little boxes was actually quite fun. So I decided, hey, why don’t I start up a blog to type into more little boxes and create more little pages!
Well, here it is. It started with one of my passions: cars. I love most nice looking cars, but especially 50’s and 60’s customs. I like a good import too, if done nicely. I mean, it can’t look like a ridiculous show car; gimme something that looks track-ready or fast and I’ll be pretty happy. I’m not a huge fan of cars I will never in this lifetime afford, so I don’t spend much time looking at Ferraris or Lamborghinis. The first few posts, and maybe some more along the line, are about some of the cars I like, some car shows I went to, and my own cars.
Shortly after I started this blog, I became absolutely obsessed with cycling! I’ve always been into bikes and used them for fun and transportation for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until 2010 when I bought a brand new sporty commuter bike that I really got into it. I couldn’t believe how fast the thing was! I went from grannies passing my on my steel CCM (literally, grandmas were passing me) to flying down the cycle paths at 30+ km/hr. The next spring, I got a $900 mountain bike on clearance when my bike shop was moving, which began my love of dirt riding.
Combining the commuting and need for speed with mountain biking and exploring dirt trails led me to my new favorite sport: cyclocross. If you don’t know what cyclocross is, well, it’s basically road bikes with dirt tires on short circuit dirt/grass courses. It involves technical aspects like off-camber corners, mud, sand, and barriers.
As a mechanical engineer, I also enjoy tinkering with things and bikes just seem to have that simplicity and mechanical efficiency that I really appreciate in a well-designed machine. As such, I took a bike repair course and love to fix up my bike and just about any other bike I come in contact with. You can expect some repair tidbits (although not professional) throughout my writings. I like to build my own things (studded tires, bike trailers) and do my own repairs, even if I’ve never done them before. It’s a learning experience that I hope you can learn from too.
Above all, I like to have fun and I don’t take myself too seriously. I’m not going to apologise for not posting, or for dumb posts, long posts, or short posts. I’m just going to have fun, write what I feel, and when I feel like it. Maybe I’m just having too much fun riding the trails to write about it. That’s what life is all about anyway: enjoying what we’re given, while we’re still here. So I hope you enjoy this blog and can experience a little of the fun and enjoyment I get from the things I write about.