Monthly Archives: June 2014


Funny how stories will just pop into your head.  I was sitting here, watching a show on Netflix.  Michelle is asleep, Manchild is back at home with his mom, and after one helluva busy Sunday (yeah “day of rest” my … Continue reading

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A Cycling Good Deed

As planned, today was the last ‘real’ riding day before the Seattle to Portland.  I got up  early, made some farm fresh scrambled eggs (DAMN they were good) and I was ready to go about 7AM. It was a bit … Continue reading

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The Mountainstroh Culture

This week the Manchild started his summer college course, Communications 101.  I was bummed on Monday.  I wanted him to have an instructor lead course, and get the ‘feel’ of a going to college.  However, he received an email Monday … Continue reading

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Hardest part of my training

OK Here we go.  Now that I have learned to read a calendar, I now know that the Seattle to Portland is actually NOW two weeks from tomorrow!  I’ve been saying it was a  “coupla weeks away” for the last month now. Every … Continue reading

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What makes a book one of the best

My wife will tell you that when I am not riding or getting things done around the house, or riding herd on the cats of the Manchild, chances are I am reading a book.  I am not the kinda person who … Continue reading

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Rain’s a Comin!

I’ve said it many times in the past, you just NEVER know when or where you will get your inspiration for a blog post.  Sometimes its a conversation, sometimes its a special request from someone important, and sometimes it comes … Continue reading

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The Day AFTER a big ride

So as anyone who read yesterday’s post knows, I rode a century yesterday that honestly kicked my butt a little and did in fact draw blood.  OK, the blood was from the finger, but it drew it none the less. … Continue reading

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Not as easy as I hoped!

You know, sometimes, though rarely, its not about the ride or the destination.  Sometimes, you just need to get miles under your butt.  Today was one of those rides.  Our plan had been to snowshoe on Chinook Pass yesterday, and I was … Continue reading

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Mountainstroh Rules of the “Road”

You never know where the inspiration for a post will come from. This one came from my friend Sarah at the Honoring My Compass blog. She is currently at the end of a bike tour from the Mexican border to … Continue reading

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Couple of minutes can mess up the commute

It is SO nice not to be sick anymore!  And the recovery hit right at the right time, its Friday, the weekend is supposed to be nice for riding and I was able to leave at 3:30!  I was downstairs … Continue reading

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