Year of Thirty

A year ago, I looked back on 2016 and thought, I could do this thing called life better than I had been doing. Therefore, I resolved to make 2017 as incredible as I could! So I started making plans and decided that since I was turning 30 years old, that this would be my Year of Thirty… not just one day celebrated, but an entire year lived like a holiday. As I recollect on 2017, I realize not only that I have been extremely lucky and fortunate, but that this year has been even more amazing than I planned or could have expected. I spent some time looking though my photos from this year and decided to catalog the snapshots of my planned adventures, as well as the unexpected, in my Year of Thirty!


January 1st, 2017 | 1st Place at the OTHG Hangover Marathon, Hollister, CA


January 6th, 2017 | Skiing Double Black ET’s at Wolf Creek, CO for the first time


January 8th, 2017 | Snowboarding at Wolf Creek, CO – Green to Black in a day


January 14th, 2017 | 2016 OTHG Novice Class Champion (even though a broken collar bone had cut my season short)


February 17th, 2017 | Death Valley 4 Day Off-Road Adventure


March 24th, 2017 | Finished the 1966 Ducati 250 Mach 1 Restoration


April 7th, 2017 | Met a girl


April 14th, 2017 | Visited Cambodia


April 17th, 2017 | Visited Singapore


April 21st, 2017 | Visited Thailand


May 18th, 2017 | Visited Israel (saw my sister graduate Med School!)


May 23rd, 2017 | Visited Jordan


June 1st, 2017 | Installed new suspension on my truck and swapped the frame


June 10th, 2017 | Best man for best friend


July 1st, 2017 | Plumas National Forest Off-Road Adventure


July 5th, 2017 | 2001 XR650R Craigslist find for $400 – Future Baja Race Bike!


July 26th, 2017 | Hiked Berry Falls loop in 5 hours (finally accomplished)


July 28th, 2017 | Plumas-Lassen National Forest 4 Day Off-Road Adventure


September 2nd, 2017 | First 1-1 Moto finish in a race (won both motos in a day)


September 9th, 2017 | California 4 Day Motorcycle Trip


October 25th, 2017 | Finished Restoration and first start of the XR650R



November 4th, 2017 | Big Pine Warm Springs Off-Road Adventure


November 26th, 2017 | Hawaii Trip for Momma’s Birthday


December 1st, 2017 | New Zealand Adventure Trip


December 12th, 2017 | New Zealand South Island 5 Day Adventure Ride

December 17th, 2017
| Got a new job / promotion at work! (no photos)



December 31st, 2017 | 2017 OTHG Class and National Champion – Finished rebuild of race bike


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