Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

Life Update

For the past several years, I've written "farewell to ski season" posts at the end of April. This year, I intended to as well, but I never knew it was going to end!

A lot's been going on since I last wrote here. First of all, the end of the ski season was fantastic! The last week in Winter Park was the best skiing of the year. The first (Tuesday) afternoon, I started skiing around 1pm and it snowed all afternoon - resulting in several inches by the end of the day. The next day was smooth and empty, followed by a day of deep powder and knee-deep runs down Eagle Wind. I had one of the best runs of my life that day.

While the snow was great at the end (and far better than last year), I didn't get as many days as I'd like. Only 22 this year. Most of them with Trish, Abbie and Jack. Next year, we'll be getting Abbie a Colorado 5th Grade Free Ski Pass and trying to hit all the ski resorts in the state. Below are some of my favorite pictures from this year's season - can't wait for next year!

Fun at the Tubing hill Woweee!

We love closing weekend at Steamboat!

The Bus Project
The last time I wrote about The Bus, it was in October. Since then, its rear suspension and wheels/times have been installed. In February, I bought a brand-new 911 racing engine and it's been installed as well.

Sweet Stance Love That Boy

Photo: Ben finished the rear engine mounts today.......3.2 liter 6 cylinder Porsche 911 engine installed in a '66 Bus.

There's still quite a bit of suspension, drivetrain and steering work to do, but it's in good hands. Last week, I removed it from Motorworks Restorations and I've started finishing it myself. I don't have welding skills and equipment, so I'm contracting that out, as I will most of the finishing touches. I'm also thinking of writing a letter to one of those Body Shop shows on TV and seeing if I can get them to finish it.

Leaving Motorworks Time to get this thing done!

New Gig
If you've seen my LinkedIn Profile lately, you'll know I was looking for a new gig. I found one in mid-May and started consulting at Travelport in June. It's a nice 11-mile bike ride (uphill on the way there, downhill coming home) that I've thoroughly enjoyed. Takes me about an hour each way and is much better than sitting in traffic for 45 minutes. The project is interesting and fun to work on, and it ends in a couple weeks.

The Wedding and Honeymoon
In July, we're heading up to The Cabin in Montana to vacation and get ready for our wedding. We'll be enjoying the outdoors (rafting, biking, fishing), visiting with my folks and getting ready for the big day. After that, we'll be heading on a whirlwind honeymoon that takes us from Ireland to Italy to Thailand to Fiji. We're very much looking forward to the whole adventure.

And with that, I must go. It's Craft Cruisers night and there's beer to drink. :)

Posted in General at Jun 12 2013, 06:19:30 PM MDT 1 Comment