OK, so it has been a year and a half since my last post, and a whole lot has happened in that time frame. Unfortunately, not a whole lot of riding, though. I updated my STRAVAsshole account and my total miles for 2014 are less than 500. I don't think that is entirely accurate since many of my rides were sans-Garmin, but, regardless, I didn't ride nearly enough.
Like I said, a lot has happened in the last year and a half. My knee has continued to heal and strengthen to the point where it feels pretty normal now. We totally gutted and re-modeled our kitchen, and we had hardwood floors installed in the rest of the house. We added a new wiener to the mix, Bennett, and I bought a new to me Tacoma. I left the District Attorney's office and joined a small private practice, and then left that practice to start my own here in Brevard. That venture has been extremely time-consuming, but also very rewarding. My boss is a dick, though.
The Lazer Cat is still around and kicking, but I'm about to be on my third full-suspension 29er. I sold the Rocky Altitude and built a kick-ass Tallboy LTc. Seriously the best bike I've owned or ridden. I had a lot of fun on it this season, but always felt like it might be just a tad too much bike for my [lack of] style of riding. That frame is now for sale, and I ordered an Ibis Ripley, which I've been lusting over since before I bought the LTc. I'll be swapping all of my parts from the LTc, and it'll be a pretty awesome build. XO1/XX1 mix, LEV dropper post, I9 Trail wheels, and a Pike 140mm fork. I'll feel pretty blessed to be riding such a sweet bike. I also got a new cross frame, which I've ridden a little bit. It's an On One Dirty Disco. MUCH lighter than the VooDoo Wazoo I was on, and the price was fantastic [free].
Anyway, that's 2014 in a nutshell. Too much working at home and the office, a whole lot of change, and not enough time in the forest. 2015 is guaranteed to be more recreational. Here's a photo dump.