Adepticon is coming, well actually its here, or technically in Lombard. I’ve been going to Adepticon since 2003, I believe was my first time there. This year I’m not attending the event. My hobby budget for this year is being applied to my racing karts instead as I plan out the racing season. I’m not getting any younger and so there are some racing things that I want to do while I’m still somewhat competitive. I’ll come back to tournament / convention scene when I’m old.
So plans are not to play any tournaments, not to go to any conventions, but instead to race on the oval locally, race at least at one of the asphalt ovals in a new Midwestern Oval track series, race in the Grand Prix in Illinios, race 4-5 vintage events, race some sprint track events here in Wisconsin and Iowa, and partake in two Midwestern sprint series races. That does not mean that I don’t have hobby things planned, just a taking a break from the events. As part of that, I’m physically trying to get in better shape, and get prepared for all of the racing, which in karting means core strength and cardio.