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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<'))){ in Melbourne is doing 3 things including…

use the front brake

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<'))){ has written 96 entries about this goal

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Countryside ride. Some dirt. Gravel.
A million flies every time I stopped.

One banana and light, dry rain.

50.2km on the MTB

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Report: 18.10.13

Off to participate in the Tour de Jardin
on the single-speed.

Hope there aren’t any steep hills. I’m only
doing it for the free tea and flower exhibition.

... and free food.

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Report: 16.10.13

Finished final draft of business plan
with attached Excel spreadsheets.

My mind is numb. I’m going to the
ride-to-work breakfast to network
or just eat something and hope they
aren’t serving instant faux coffee.

Helmet
Business cards
Intestinal fortitude

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New bibs

Polka dots.

(Hey, they were free…)

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FBR: 5.7.13

New titanium saddle.

Getting ready to cut
the carbon handlebars
down.

Ready to race.

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Report: 31.03.13

Crash report: crashed new MTB. Somehow ended up on my back still clipped in to the pedals. Not a scratch on the $6,700.00 bike.

How did I do that? Best crash ever. A little dirt and gravel under the skin on right side.

This thing climbs like a goat and descends like an anchor. Er… Better watch the reverse camber curves and pea gravel though.

(“Oooff…”)

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Superbike report: 26.03.13

Focus Raven hard tail with full XTR and Magura hydraulics. I went all out on this one: carbon bars, stem, seat post, frame and a manganese Fizik selle.

Sub 20 pounds with lock out Fox float race fork

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Just got a 4K loan for a mountain bike

Oh man…

What to get?

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Research

Dual or hard tail?

Narrowed bike selection down to three:
Cannondale Flash 1 carbon himod with SRAM XX;
Merida X.O Pro with SRAM XO (both these are hard tails);
and a Cannondale Scalpel 1 dual suspension 26’r with Mavic
rims and XTR.

Having a serious road/TT bike background I think I’d like
The hard tails the best and the Flash in my size would weigh
A staggering 19.5 to 20 lbs. The custom build Merida is even less.

Now, financing. Goodness! They’re awfully $$$$

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FBR: Lil'fish's new bike

Serious moment. First outdoor ride.

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