Life has been busy.
First: the miata was totalled in April, as detailed in my build thread. Salvaged parts are in my garage awaiting build 2.0, coming winter 2016/17. Plans are laid.
Then, in June, I moved to New Zealand for a year. But it can't be that simple, so we went to Hawaii for two weeks on the way.
Hawaii was what it's supposed to be:
Then, on to New Zealand! Had to stop in Hobbiton:
New Zealand is rediculously beautiful:
We got here and started doing New Zealand things. Realizing I was in the Mountain Biking capital of the World (no joke), I visited a bike shop, and got seduced by Carbon Fiber and dropped a bundle on a real bike, and took it places it deserved to be taken to:
2015 Specialized Epic Carbon Comp
Notice the snow, proof it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere:
My wife pondered and pondered, and ended up getting an even more "Sweet As!" bike: 2014 Specialized Camber Expert Evo Carbon, gently pre-owned by the bike shop mechanic:
That pretty much brings us to today. The local mountain got over a meter of fresh snow over the weekend, so we took the kids out of school on Monday and hit the snow.