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Sometimes Fun Is Better Than Epic

by Andy Amick

Last week, I travelled to Nebraska and rode in my 4th NUMB Ride For Hunger.  Yes, I choose to take time off from my day job to travel from Colorado to eastern Nebraska for 5 days of relaxed riding. Have I gone crazy?  I’ll agree that Nebraska is not considered one of the top cycling […]

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Action – The Key To Great Experiences

by Andy Amick

Sometimes, the best decision is simply taking action rather than doing nothing at all.  As Wayne Gretzky said, “100% of the shots you don’t take, won’t go in”.  Do we know what tomorrow or even the next minute brings?  Nope.  But if you don’t try something new, you can guarantee that it won’t involve the adventures […]

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Where Has Your Bike Taken You?

by Andy Amick

It’s a subtle difference, but it’s not about where you have taken your bike.  It’s really about the places your bike has taken you.  And those places are some incredible places.  Instead of focusing on the next ride or next trip, it’s a good idea to occasionally look back and think about the variety of rides your bike […]

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Life Is Short. Embrace Each Day

by Andy Amick

In the midst of tragedy and loss, can anything good come out of it?  That is a question that has been on my mind since Monday’s horrible events at the Boston Marathon.  We have probably all gone through so many emotions from shock, disbelief, anger, sadness, blessed, vengeful, hurt and many others.  Instead of dwelling on […]

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What Drives Pale Spruce?

by Andy Amick

The guys at ThinkTraffic are giving away an incredible package of mentorship for a year and lifetime access to their training site Fizzle.  Other posts have outlined my personal goofiness and how it directs me, but this entry in the giveaway gives me the opportunity to describe my vision for Pale Spruce. Early in my software development […]

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Here Comes The “Path To Less”

by Andy Amick

Most people post a “what’s coming in the new year” post at the beginning of January.  Since New Year’s Resolutions don’t make a lot of sense to me, this post is coming out a full 9 days into January.  That will let all the craziness of new year resolution posts calm down a bit.  Don’t […]

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2012 Year In Review

by Andy Amick

As 2012 winds down, it’s time to look back at some of the highlights from the year.  It wasn’t a perfect year and there were several low spots.  But there was also a wonderful stretch of 4 camping weekends in a row.  That’s not a record by any means, but it’s better than not getting out there at all. Did you spot […]

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Be Thankful Then Go Outside

by Andy Amick

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, we should all take a break and realize all of the wonderful things we have to be thankful for.  If you’re reading this then it probably means that you love being outdoors and you probably have bikes, camping gear, and lots of other gear for your outdoor adventures.  Even though life […]

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Happy Friday – I’ve Missed The Outdoors

by Andy Amick

Happy Friday!  It’s been a while, over six weeks in fact, since there has been a happy Friday post.  Things have been way too crazy in Spruce-land, and unfortunately that meant there was almost no outdoor fun.  That’s a terrible way to spend an October or any month really. Luckily, other people have been having […]

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Lance Armstrong And Roger Goodell Are My New Best Friends

by Andy Amick

The NFL is a joke.  Did you see the sham that was the Green Bay vs. Seattle game. Commissioner Roger Goodell’s replacement refs made a horrible call on the last play and let the wrong team win. Pro cycling has been doped to the gills for years.  Lance Armstrong is going to lose all 7 […]

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