I have quite a few different routes that I travel when I ride. I have the Lake Washington Loop, The Half lake loop, my regular 40 (a 40 mile loop through Everett and over to Woodinville) and the Seattle loop. (Some of these are my names, so you won’t find them on Google. The Lake Washington loop is real though!)
All of these routes listed have one thing in common: At some point I am on the Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River trail. Continue reading
There are many mysteries in the Pacific Northwest. There is the whereabouts of D B Cooper. Whether or not Sasquatch (Bigfoot to the non northwestern folks) is real. And what did the pilot see around Mt Rainier back in the 40s that lead to the first use of the term Flying Saucers?
All these are questions that we ponder on a regular basis. But there is one, more mysterious than all of these put together. One that has stumped me for years, and yet continues to happen: Who the HELL keeps sending me candy corn stuff!?! Continue reading
The Mountainstroh blog is almost 4 years old. In that time, I have done only 2 posts that I consider political. Both of them involved a representative from my state (Washington) who believed that cyclists pollute the environment due to the CO2 they exhale when they ride. The harder we ride, the harder we breathe and the more we pollute… (Dumbass!)
I made the decision NOT to use the power of my blog (Yes you may giggle) for this election. Rest easy, I am sticking to that plan…. Continue reading
For most of the last 25 years I have worked at the Mighty P. It is a personal lines insurance (meaning we have car, house and boat insurance for people) company that writes policies in Washington and Oregon.
I am also a science geek, I think anything mother nature can do is simply amazing. So, when you combine science geek and insurance nerd, the news that a potentially historic storm was bearing down on us peaks my interest! Continue reading
Posted in General, Weather
Tagged Chandler Reach, Dusted Valley, Pacific Northwest, Seattle, Snoqualmie, Storms, typhoon, water fall, Wine, Woodinville
There comes a time every year here in Seattle when the seasons start to change. I know, I know, many people outside of Seattle think the weather always looks like this
And to be truthful, it looked a lot like this not an hour ago!
But it is not always like this.. Continue reading
Well, I just completed my first full week of work since coming back from the bike ride. It wasn’t easy. It honestly is just not as much fun to work 5 days in a row in an office than it is to ride 8 days in a row (Yes I know this is shocking!) . I found it hard to focus at times, as my mind would wonder back to the days on the road. So for this post, I thought I’d capture some of the musings. It may be a bit ramble, and the funny stuff might only be funny to me, but here we go… Continue reading
Yesterday, I took the chance to rave (and complain a little) about some great breakfasts I had along the Oregon Coast. The 50 mile omelets did a great job getting me on the road, up and over the hillsand to our final destination. There is only one problem with this, after 50 miles the 50 mile omelet wears off and you get hungry again! The ladies soon learned that after we got to the hotel and showered it was time to feed us NOW! Continue reading
Posted in Food
Tagged burger, Cannon Beach, Coos Bay, Cycling, Florence, Mac and Cheese, Newport, oregon coast dinner, pasta, Rogue Ales. Beer, Yachats
As we rode along the Oregon Coast, Rob and I saw some amazing sights. Whales swimming, waves crashing, gorgeous trees and great beaches. Most of the stops along the way were due to me wanting to take year another photo.
However, there were other things I truly enjoyed, the food! Continue reading
Posted in Food
Tagged Breakfast, Brookings, Cannon Beach, Coos Bay, Cycling, Florence, Newport, omelet, Oregon Coast, Pacific City, Port Orford
Anyone who has been following me for the last week knows that during the ride on the Oregon coast, we had the best support crew ever! Michelle and Kim took very good care of us!
On Sunday, it was time for Rob and I to give back! Continue reading
Posted in Exercise, Family, Inspiration
Tagged 50 for 50, Ashland, Friends, Half marathon, halfathon, love, Medford, running, Standing Stone Brewery, support