Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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joie de vivre Here, now and until the end

Do the Seattle to Portland (STP) ride (read all 12 entries…)
9th time, I think

Still insanely stoked. Even though half the people are n00bs, and most don’t know how to ride in large groups. Even though the weather’s been bad for months, so they’re probably even less trained for it than usual. Even though I’ve done it plenty of times now. Even though other rides have better scenery, better food, better people.

10,000 cyclists. From here to Portland. The energy is crazy. I can’t wait.



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Forester321 “Generosity overpowers greed.” ― Bryce Courtenay

Virtual cheer

Good luck and have a great time.

I checked out the website for this ride. It looks lie a great time.

joie de vivre Here, now and until the end

Plus, unlike you

I will see the giant egg.

Forester321 “Generosity overpowers greed.” ― Bryce Courtenay

An yes,

My one regret in life, missing the giant egg

Thanks for the picture. I had no idea of the size. It is pretty impressive.

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