I know what you’re thinking . . . didn’t I just have a long autumn’s nap? I haven’t exactly been writing here for a while, but a long autumn’s nap would be the furthest thing from the truth. I know it’s easy to throw around the “busy” excuse in this day and age, but “busy” is exactly what I have been these past three months. I don’t want to bore you with the litany of “must do’s” I have been faced with, but I did want to take a little time today to reflect upon the year that is winding down, and look forward to the new year that is just around the corner.
The highlight of the year was the growth our MeetUp group, the Trikke Riders of Pennsylvania. We hosted 14 rides from late March through mid-November. We hosted our inaugural group rides in several places: Rodale Fitness Park, the Chester Valley Trail, the D&L Trail, the Cooper River Trail, and Liberty State Park. We had strong turnouts, including several new members. Susan has begun organizing rides, which will give us three organizers going into 2014. I’m anticipating another strong year of fun and growth for this group.
As for this blog, it has been going strong for nearly a year and a half. Sure, it’s had its highs and lows, but it helped me learn better what I like to write and what everybody likes to read. Despite this strength, my main reason for writing today’s post is to say that I will be taking a break from the blog this winter. I’m not going to try to fill it with half-hearted non-Trikke posts just for the sake of doing so, because I have chosen to direct my energy to other projects this winter.
A few posts ago, I hinted at two exciting changes coming for this blog. Sadly one of them will not see the light of day. I had been gearing up to write regular articles for Trikke World Magazine, but we now know that has ceased publication. The other change is alive and well, and involves a new Trikke website I plan to build over the winter and launch in time for the spring riding season. This blog will not go away, but will instead supplement the material on my new website. I will have more information on this when it’s ready, but I wanted to give everyone something to look forward to as winter descends upon us.
In the meantime, there has been a lot of other Trikke community-building happening online since the demise of Trikke World Magazine, so I’d like to leave you with some links to keep you informed and connected this winter:
- Trikke Riders of Pennsylvania – Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/TrikkePA/
- Trikke Riders of Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrikkeRidersOfDEandPA
- The Sweet Spot Annex: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sweet.spot.annex/
- Trikke Universe – Website: http://www.trikkeuniverse.com/
- Trikke Universe – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/464652020314080/
- Trikker Chicks (New Address): http://trikkerchicks.wordpress.com/
- Silverlake Trikker (LSM Rides): http://silverlaketrikker.blogspot.com.au/
Thank you for being part of my journey through 2013, and I look forward to an even better year in 2014!