Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Business and Balance

I suspected that things were not going well on one of our projects in Austin. I think that is why I was asked to travel down to assist. When I arrived in the project office and found this, I knew it was going to be a tough day. There is more work to do than time to do it, but a man needs to work at some kind of sustainable pace.

For some of us, a sustainable pace involves some form of mental break or diversion. For me, that means an opportunity to spin pedals in circles, watching the scenery flow by, and traveling to my happy place. I don't always take the opportunity to mix balance with business.

But this time, savoring twilight along Shoal Creek, I did.


  1. I'm in the last year of my undergraduate degree (BSc in geography) and after a late night at the GIS lab or in the library, there's nothing better than the ride home through mostly quiet streets (route selection is key) to air out my mind, order my thoughts, and bring me back to earth- the real one rather than any map or theory. Hooray for bicycles!

  2. Looks like you got some much-needed respite. Excellent!

  3. Good stuff! All work and no play ... you know the rest :)

    Peace :)

  4. I finally posted photos from our first microtour as a family: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26941526@N00/sets/72157627564064129/.

    More bike camping 'action' (barely) also: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26941526@N00/sets/72157627613801372/