Favorite Things: 2007 Version

By means of end-of-year wrap up, here’s a list of my favorite things from 2007… Part One!

Music, gear, blogs, designers, magazines, moments and more… Enjoy!

Music

Albums

  • Tegan and Sara – The Con Tegan and Sara - The Con
  • Arcade Fire – Neon Bible Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
  • Bloc Party – A Weekend In the City Bloc Party - A Weekend In the City
  • Beirut – The Flying Club Cup Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
  • Pinback – Autumn of the Seraphs Pinback - Autumn of the Seraphs
  • Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
  • The Shins – Wincing the Night Away The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
  • Timbaland – Shock Value Timbaland - Shock Value
  • M.I.A. – Kala M.I.A. - Kala
  • Radiohead – In Rainbows Radiohead - In Rainbows
  • Kanye West – Graduation" Kanye West - Graduation
  • Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
  • Band of Horses – Cease to Begin Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
  • Cloud Cult – The Meaning of 8 Cloud Cult - The Meaning of 8
  • Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
  • Menomena – Friend and Foe Menomena - Friend and Foe

Music Videos

Gear

Cycling

General Workout Gear

Life Gear

Workout

Nutrition

Products

Programs

Revelations

  • Eat more to weigh less (calorie restriction is dumb… get the metabolism going, baby!)
  • Interval training is way more effective than I could have ever imagined
  • Bike fitness comes from bikes only. Period.
  • Lifting weights burns insane amounts of fat.

Productivity

  • iPhone
  • MacBook Pro
  • iTunes AudioBooks

Misc

Blogs

See blogroll for links if not provided.

Fitness

  • Maggie Wang
  • Skwigg
  • Julie Berg
  • Tom Venuto

Cycling

  • Molly Cameron
  • ErikV
  • Belgian Knee Warmers
  • Mud, Sweat and Gears
  • The Missing Saddle

General

  • Wicked Weaving
  • BettyC

Photography

Magazines

Clothing Lines and Designers

Moments

  • USGP #6 in a Typhoon – the moment I dumped my bike on the last lap of my first B race. In the icy mud-puddle, just before I jumped up I had an incredible moment of clarity in which the full impact of my cyclocross progress hit me square on.
  • Third chocolate martini on the night I left my old job to start my own gig.  Damn.  Good moment.
  • Opening the email that told me my business was "official".
  • Move in day at my photography studio.
  • Opening the box that contained my new 5D.
  • The day I sold my first photo.
  • This moment in bootcamp (pain cave)
  • Finally getting back to the car after this death hike with my cousin
  • My first full bridge in bootcamp
  • The day I learned to hit opposite field
  • This moment at estacada (Best Day Ever!!!)

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4 comments

  1. Guy Smith

    Great list! But I`m still crankin Rage Agianst The Machine before every race and training ride! And I`m a Shimano pedal kinda guy, but it looks as though we parouse the same cross sites, although I really like Brooke Hoyer`s Laast Ronde for a very detailed perspective on what is happening in the mud! Cheers to 08!

  2. Yes! Laaste Ronde is great! i also love mud and cowbells… which is in my blogroll and should have made the list.

    As for music, I stuck with NWA, Junior Mafia, Eazy E, D.R.E. and NAS for pre-race, but only albums released in 2007 qualified for the list, so the mid-90′s gansta rap didn’t qualify. :)

    Bring on 2008!

  3. heather g!

    um – missing one – all the great new people you met this year by immersing yourself in cross and being your rad self!

    we should probably share music… good taste, my friend!

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