Author: Roger

  • WordPress and WordCamps : podcast

    I did a podcast with my good friend Remkus de Vries and we covered a lot of ground. From the Gutenberg part of the WordPress project to data privacy and WordCamps it’s a lot to take in. I’d love to hear your thoughts. On Data Privacy, WordPress Community, Organizing WordCamps, and Challenges in WordPress with…

  • Just don’t fall

    One of my goto phrases when people ask me about learning to ride a bike or ski/snowboard is: Just don’t fall. It’s a simple idea but infinitely complicated and that’s my point. This post about Skiing as falling from Dave Weiner crystallizes my point: it’s a balancing dance. Just like life. One moment you’re flying…

  • WordCamp Phoenix 2024

    Ten years ago I was asked to fill in for a last minute speaker cancellation at WordCamp Phoenix. I talked about the WordPress User roles and how they can be used in various organizations. That speech was also my introduction to WordCamps in general. At the time I was focused on helping clients with their…

  • Small town Colorado struggles to progress

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    Great story on how difficult small Colorado towns are trying to grow. The struggle is that outside of Denver and Front Range cities Colorado is pretty conservative. Between ranchers and oil/gas industry the mindset is mostly that there’s no need to change things from how they’ve worked for decades. The problem with this is that…

  • Great day of snowboarding

    Oh what a joyous day! We got a few recent snowstorms that piled white fluffyness all over the high mountains. Today’s forecast was for blue skies so we got the gang together and spent the day on Telluride Ski Resort with big grins on our faces. We got up at 7am and I started making…

  • Time to buy a bike

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    Unless you follow the bike industry you might not be aware that the market for bicycles is in free fall. Demand went through the roof during the pandemic when everyone thought they would become cyclists. Supply lagged then it caught up just as demand began to evaporate. Today companies are going bankrupt and high end…

  • Active Rest and other oxymorons about training

    This is week 9 of 12 in my annual Base training program, but the program has been different this time. Why? Because for the first time in four years of doing this program every year, I’m following it exactly as planned, thanks to my new Zwift Hub trainer with a power meter. Using the Zwift…

  • Skate ski season and therefore drills

    Skate ski season and therefore drills

    We have had a late snow season in MacOS, Colorado, and the entire United States this year. This has delayed my interest in skate skiing. I have also been extra cautious about my finger injury. For the next week we are getting three snow storms giving us anywhere from a foot to two feet of…

  • Happy new year

    Twenty twenty four here we go! My goals for this year are not quite setup yet. Take this as a rough or first draft: Pretty generic at the moment but it’s 7:35am and I’m still waking up. What are your goals this year?

  • Super Zwift Brothers

    One thing to be said for Zwift is consistency. I have ridden for 8 1/2 half hours in the last week. That’s a lot of riding. The fact that I can just come into the basement, throw on my riding clothes, fire up Zwift, and start peddling makes it so easy. The gaming aspect of…