Christmas Fun & a New Project in Spearfish

Current things Mattie likes, trash truck, hiding things, hiding herself, riding her Strider, singing, crayons, and chalk. It’s been a fun couple of months as she really has begun to talk up a storm and is getting the hang of her strider bike.

We spent Christmas at our new house in Spearfish, South Dakota with Evie’s family. It’s very much a work in progress, but we got a smoking deal after searching around Spearfish for nearly 2 years. The former owner collected classic cars and sold his collection of nearly 50 cars at auction in 2012 for 1.2M. Apparently Jay Leno was in attendance.

The house was built in 1965 and has a lot of mid-century character with room to turn one of the garages into a master suite and add a rec room downstairs. It will be a fun project and a great place to go to in the summer when Arizona gets hot!

Here is the full car collection with some photos.

Les Schuchardt, car collector.

New Spearfish House
New Spearfish House
Lots of garages
Kind of ugly at the moment with lots of garages. We have plans.
Awesome fireplace with lots of character.
Awesome fireplace with lots of character.
Cool exposed beams.
Cool exposed beams.
Great location by the creek and City Park.
We scored a great location by the creek and City Park.

Been doing some riding. Planning to ramp up to Whiskey 50 in April and then just relax and fun ride this summer (and work on the new house among lots of other fun things to do close by in the Black Hills). Capping the summer off with the Dakota Five-O race of course.

The MBAA season kicked off a few weeks back with McDowell Meltdown. I raced Estrella race #2 this past weekend and placed 3rd in the marathon race. These youngsters are getting fast! Evie raced Singlespeed at McDowell and won that one, and placed 2nd at Estrella. I will be putting a bigger gear on her bike for the next race, ha.

Bartlett Lake Dam.
Arizona has lots of dams. Bartlett Lake Dam pictured here on my ride.
Bartlett Lake in the distance.
Bartlett Lake in the distance.

Until next time…

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