Sunday, December 19, 2010
The Beginning of 2010: Well, the whole winter was snowy, cold, and it was even more snowy and cold, with outbreaks of really snowy and super-cold weather. Yeah, something like that! It was wearing pretty thin as far as Trans Iowa thoughts were going. I had lots of sponsor news, logistical news, and exciting news about being in a book about events and sports like Trans Iowa.
Then I started messing around with an idea I got late in 2009. I figured someone ought to list all the gravel grinders in one spot with links to the individual event websites/blogs. I figured I'd get about a dozen or so events. I started Gravel Grinder News using an old blog test site I had and the interest was much more than I thought it would be. So much so that I got an actual "dot-com" site up and running for it. So it goes that now I have opened a second page on the site that is a crude calendar of sorts. Anyway, it is what it is and I hope it continues to bring folks happiness in terms of gravely goodness needs.
Other than that, I got a couple cool rigs in to test for Twenty Nine Inches and registered for Gravel Worlds, Dirty Kanza, and a couple more events. It was my biggest, most ambitious race calender in my life. And I am not even a racer! Crazy me.
Next I'll talk some about the Springtime and the highlights from that. Might be a few days before I get to that though. Stay tuned!