Get a bike and join us!

Well, folks, yesterday was the 4th big ride of the month, The Flying Wheels Summer Century.  Of all of them, it was the one I was least excited about.  I do it every year since its close and a good training ride, but the past years have not been a lot of fun due to weather, cars and other cyclists.  So I got up and resigned myself for a 100 mile workout.  I was hoping not to be grouchy at the end.

Maybe it’s because of my low expectations for the day, or the cycle gods were on my side, but I was pleasantly surprised how it turned out! Continue reading “Get a bike and join us!”

Beer, Bikes and Grits

Folks, contrary to popular belief at work, I am honestly very anti social.  I do not like big crowds or a lot of people.  Shoot, I don’t even like going out to lunch with most of the people I work with. (Michelle and I did go out with Coni today, THAT was fun). So, in general, any type of after work function I tend to skip.

Editors note:  I will flat lie to get out of doing something, then later fess up that I did.  After a couple of times of doing this, people stop asking.

However, today was different.  This was the End of Bike Month bash. Continue reading “Beer, Bikes and Grits”

Nuthin to Prove

I can’t remember the year, but it was sometime early in the 2000s, and I was going for my 3rd attempt at Mt Rainier.  Having to turn around the two times prior, though necessary, was a major blow to this cowboy.

I was SURE I was going to make it the 3rd time.  I trained harder and longer, read everything I could get my hands on, and mentally visualized myself on top.  I had also found a quote from a mountaineer that I loved:  “Summit or die, either way I win! ” I wanted to get a t-shirt made.  My plan was to lie through my teeth, and do whatever it took to make it to the top.

Yeah I didn’t make it. That’s not the story here.

This weekend, I learned how much I have changed from that younger me. Continue reading “Nuthin to Prove”

Made it!

Even though those who followed this know I made it to the beach last Saturday, I have yet to do a recap of the ride.  This is due to the following

  1. Crappy Interweb connection at the hotel (Which by the way is the ONLY negative I have on our stay!  and really who needs interwebs at the ocean)
  2. Too much to see and do outside at the Ocean.
  3. Laziness.

But now, as Michelle does her training walk, I have time to sit with coffee at Starbucks and real interwebs to fill y’all in.

Yep I made it! Continue reading “Made it!”

Critters

Well, here I sits after a long drive home.  Michelle is out getting her hair did.  Appointments are hard to come by (Unless you use Hairmasters like I do) So we made sure to leave in time to get home for it.  It was nip and tuck there for a bit, and I unloaded the car like the wind, but she is there.

I have gotten thing put away, laundry started, everything needing it watered, and singed some hair on the legs burning weeds from an area that will be barked Saturday.

I am taking a second to sit, and do one last photo blog, even though I have access to the real computer. I wanted to share the cool animals we saw!  Later, I will get a real post going. Continue reading “Critters”

The things you can see at the ocean!

I am sure there are some who can come to the ocean and treat it just like they were at home.  They sit inside, they watch TV, they play video games and never really look around to see all there is to see. Luckily we are NOT like that.  One of the reason’s we go to the ocean, aside from just wanting to listen to the waves, is see all the beauty, natural and otherwise, you only get here.

My second phot blog post will share some with ya!  Continue reading “The things you can see at the ocean!”