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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learn to ride a motorcycle

Most people fail to understand the full amount of risk and danger of riding a motorcycle. I often see ppl (in expensive leather jackets and cheap jeans)on expensive bikes barely able to control them or riding like a petrified deer in the headlight. I know they are headed for serious hurt. I know ppl who need organ donors.
Now the flip side, I ride. I take a class every year to improve my skills. I have a lot of expensive protective gear and I take meticulous care of my machines. The level of awareness, skill and balance that comes from riding is an unrivaled sensation. Before your first solo ride, take several lessons and build your skills…you WILL need every one of them. When it comes to you vs auto…you are quite f*($@d. Invest in you…and then maybe, like me, you will ride until you are old and gray!

read Proficient Motorcycling

This is a great training manual. Reading this book is a great step. Putting the drills into practice is even better. There are many things the book misses though, and if you have a bike or can borrow one, try standing on the pegs with the wheel turned to one side and front brake on…now see how long you can hold the balance position with your eyes looking far ahead! Do this for 30 mins a day until you can balance the bike for 5+ seconds…Better riding through confidence in your balance is key. Enjoy.

Practice Yoga

I attribute my sense of balance and flexibility (1.98M) to learning yoga when I was 12yo. I stopped for 20+ years and am now starting again. I am having fun and the people around me are easy on the eyes…YAY!

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