Blogging has been a little tough for me lately, for a number of reasons, but one of the main ones is that I've always tried to keep this blog as diverse as I can, given the constraints of my limited knowledge and experience. I recall one particular exchange among local bloggers regarding "why we blog", and the consensus was that the desire to blog is ego-driven. True for them maybe, but for me, I think it's a lot more about connection. I don't facebook or tweet or anything, so for me this blog is my means of hanging out with my local and national bike buds, known or unknown.
But back to the diversity thing. The pump track has kind of taken over my life and rendered me pretty much one-dimensional, and I've been trying to figure out how to work other stuff in as part of the connection deal but as of tonight, I guess, I'm throwing in the towel and thinking that my best path forward, short term, is to just lay it out there: My name is Pat S and I'm a pumptrackaholic. The backyard pump track season is drawing to a rapid close and so I won't be talking about it forever, but maybe there's some value in just focusing on and sharing what I've learned and experienced and think about every day, ever since I decided to throw myself into this project back in early spring. Or not, that's for you to decide. But for sure I can't do diverse right now.
So even though backyard pumptracking is a miniscule segment of the bike scene here in Spo, tune in here over the next few days if you want to know more than you ever wanted to know about this particular weird little subculture. Including some tales of satisfaction, disappointement, revelation, downright rants, and major exhiliration. And of course how could I not share some data.