I’m a cyclist

If you ask anyone I know, they will probably tell you I am not too complexed. I am known for saying what is on my mind (though at times it is NOT the appropriate time) I laugh at almost anything, and I go with the flow. What you see is what you get…

However, at times, I am like a duck on a pond.  What you can see is calmly floating along, but underneath that ole mallard is kicking for all its worth. Sometimes that’s me. Outwardly I am the goofball who walks around the office with a yoyo, but inside the head is just a pondering away. Continue reading

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Its a win in my books!

Ladies and Gents, as much as this blog is about me most of the time, the best posts are when it’s about others.  Especially when it’s about Michelle, who pushed me to start this thing.  Today’s post is ALL about her, and her friend Kim, as yesterday was their second running of the Portland Halfmarathon. Continue reading

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Racking Up the Miles: September 2015

Wow, I know every year we say this, but DAMN the year has gone by fast.  Suddenly, the way too hot days of summer are over, and the longer rides start become races against the setting sun.


September was a fun month Continue reading

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I used to have a way with women

Not that long ago, I was chatting virtually with my blogger buddy Sarah, of Honoring My Compass. As much as I like to think I am a ‘real’ cyclist and have adventures, Sarah is truly in a league above me!  I recommend checking her blog out and following her, as she will be cycling in Patagonia this winter!

When I follow and talk to  fellow cycling bloggers, I always thank them for saving a spot for me in their panniers as they travel. (I say backpack for hiking bloggers).  She replied giggling telling me that her spell check changed a place in the panniers to a place in the pants while typing the reply.  This almost made me spit out my sip of wine!  Which in turn reminded me of the very worst introduction to a girl I ever had…. Continue reading

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Now is the time to spare that extra pint!

It has not been a great day here in Seattle ladies and gents. We finally got rid of the Chinese President, and there were hopes that the town could get back to normal. No more closed freeways, normal commutes would prevail and our police departments could stop with the massive overtime.  In short we could go back to the regularly scheduled programming.

Then all hell broke loose  Continue reading

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Strange Day but Great Ending

Ladies and gents, I have a pet peeve. (Ok to be honest I am sure I have more than one!) But one of the thing that bugs me is when normal people (like me) get inconvenienced by high racking officials visiting the state.

This is NOT a political commentary.  I don’t care WHO the hell they are, Repub, Dem, president, candidate, or the flipping queen of England.  Anyone who show’s up here, and, in the name of security, shuts down major freeways, is on my sh*t list.  Today’s entry on the list was the President of China.   Continue reading

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Cycling Zen

Speaking as a cyclist, I think I can truthfully say we are a different breed.  I can see some of you nodding at this and thinking “No kidding pal!! Y’all pedal 100s of miles. climb hills that mountain goats think twice about and will ride for 15 hours straight if you have to.  Y’all are nuts!”

While all of this is true, I think of this as normal, I am talking about other things… Continue reading

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Take Off to the Great White North!

When I was in college, there were two singers, Bob and Doug McKenzie,who had a comedy album all about Canada.  The most memorable song was of course the Canadian 12 days of Christmas.  “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a BEER!”

Other items were 2 lbs of back bacon and 5 Golllllden Tukes!

That was my view of Canada for years! Luckily, since I have been with Michelle, I have been to both Vancouver and Victoria BC, and have been introduced to the real Canada! (Though they do like beer and Tukes!)

This weekend, we made another run to Vancouver, but for a reason that might surprise some.. Continue reading

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The difference 8 years makes…

Before I get into this post too far, I need to point something out.  Miles are not everything!

Unless you are a cyclist, this may not mean much, so let me try to explain.  I keep track of my miles, because I am a math geek and like numbers.  I really like knows how far I travel on any given ride (even the 1.5 mile ride to the store today), how far I travel each year and since 2008 when I started riding.  Its fun for me, and it helps me make sure I am on track for big rides each year.

Much more important than the miles  are the experiences, adventures and thoughts, you have during these miles, not to mention the stuff you see while riding.  I love all of these.

All this being said, I hit 3000 miles for the year last week, and that just made me smile Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend…

As we all know, completely contrary to what the calendar and the weather gods think, Summer officially ends with Labor Day Weekend.  Soon the leaves will change, the sun will go down earlier, and the Starbucks lines will be longer due to ladies in yoga pants ordering Pumpkin Spice Lattes!  (Luckily I order ahead and avoid all lines!)

Before all this, we are given one last chance for a three-day weekend! Continue reading

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