Well we've been busy plugging away in the shop. We have a good inventory of standard pans, and have wrapped up a few custom jobs as well. We've been receiving great feedback from our customers on the improvements we've made to our design. I'm very satisfied with how things are looking for 2012 sap season.
Those who know me, know how much I love racing. Well this year was a good year of racing. I started with running the Bellin 10k. Then I ran the Tough Mudder which lived up to its claims of "probably the toughest event on the planet". That was 11 miles up and down ski hills with 25 military obstacles. The week after I ran the Lambeau 5k, which was cool because it had us run through the Packers tunnel and around the football field to the finish line. Then to Cycling. The reforestation ramble was a 24 mile cross country mountain bike race. We use that as a gauge to what shape we were in for the Fat Tire 40 which was a 40 mile point to point cross country bike race. I felt like dying during that one. I raced the last of the 2011 WORS series race in Sheboygan about a month ago. Somewhere in the middle there was the ALMS races at Road America. I had the opportunity to participate in an awesome fundraiser called the Tour de Road America. We got to ride the race track for a few hours and proceeds went to the Livestrong, and Austin Hatcher foundations.
Cyclocross season kicked off and I did my first race in that series in Milwaukee at Estabrook park. Next is the Wizard cross in Madison on December 4. That should cap off the cycling race season. Then my sole focus will be on our pans and syrup season. Well that and staying in shape for next racing season.
My next experiment will be including some pieces that will have some smiliarities to this....