Let's take a look at how I did on the goals I set for myself in 2017:
2. Publish quality content to the DIY Moto Fix blog bimonthly for all you awesome readers. - I averaged one post per month so I did not hit my bimonthly goal.
4. Race at least two hare scrambles this summer. - Done! I raced 9 out 10 District 16 hare scramble events this summer. I raced in the B class and was a mid-pack finisher throughout the season. It was a ton of fun, challenging, and an incredibly enjoyable way to spend the weekends. Overall, I was pleased with my performance but see a lot of room for improvement. The main issue I have is that my stamina is lacking. Due to having knee surgery late in 2017, racing in 2018 is likely off the table so I've got a lot of work to do to get back in shape for the 2019 racing season.
5. Complete the CAD modeling of last year’s two-stroke engine concept. - This one didn't happen. I've got a preliminary design for a new crank mechanism, but have not allocated the necessary time and energy to make this a reality.
7. Finish roughing in and laying out my track/trail on my property. - I didn't put much energy into this one either apart from maintaining what I already have.
8. Read 12 books. - I got through four in full. I did start several others and have left them in various places. Plus, I read my two-stroke book more times than I care to recall during the editing process... so does that count for the remaining 8 books?
Looking Ahead To 2018
1. Write and post to DIY Moto Fix monthly to keep quality content coming for you guys.
2. Fully rehab from knee surgery and in turn, come back to racing stronger than before.
3. Build the standing desk I've been designing the last few months to make working on the computer a lot more enjoyable and comfortable.
4. Learn how to become reasonably good at machining so I can be more self sufficient in the garage and execute my own designs.
5. Complete the CAD for my two-stroke engine design.
6. Prep the bike for the 2019 racing season.
7. Read 6 books.