A quick glance at the calendar tells me that the RAMROD, my big ride for the year, is a little over a month away. This means I am rapidly running out of weekend days left to me to get training rides in.
Because of this, even though it was Saturday morning, my alarm went off at 4 AM. After slapping the snooze button twice, I finally drug my butt out of bed at 4:30. There were a few reasons for this early start. Continue reading “You look like you are in pretty decent shape…”
I have said this many times, over the years: It is funny where one gets one’s blog fodder. Sometimes it’s the radio, sometimes a conversation at work and sometimes it’s its our old pal Facebook.
For this post, it was FB. One of my friends posted: Tell us something about you we would be surprised to know.
My answer? There was a time I was the dumbest kid in class. Continue reading “The day Tony got smart”
Well the time has finally come. Even though I do not have an official desk as yet, I have moved to the Lynnwood office of the Mighty P. Most people would be very excited to be a mere 5 miles from work (especially with Seattle area traffic) and trust me I am. But I will have to work harder to get the bike miles I am used to.
To help with this, I decided, even though it was 85 outside (damn hot for us in June) it was time for an after work ride… Continue reading “A quick 25!”
I have quite a few friends that are real writers. They have published books, articles and poetry. I’ve never asked them, but I am sure at least one, if not all of them, have from time to time suffered from writers block. Which, as we know, is a length of time when no words move from your brain to your fingers.
I am NOT at the same level as my published friends, but I will say, after the longest dry spell I’ve had in the 2 years of 15,000 miles, I think I know how they feel when this happens. For the last two weeks, I’ve been stuck in the middle of a bad case of Bloggers Block Continue reading “Bloggers Block?”
I have had many posts about the name Mountainstroh (as in my web page Mountainstroh.com) so I won’t get into detail here of its origin. Suffice it to say, the name was inspired by Mt. Rainier, a place I have gone to since I was in grade school
Thursday, I took the day off, threw the bike on the back of the car, and headed up there again. It was the perfect day.
Continue reading “The world at 7 mph”
Over the life of this blog, I have mentioned my friends from college, the men of Strohs, Scott, Dave and Jim. Michelle also has her friends from way back Kim, Mark and Rob. Over the years, those 4 have had at least as many adventures and misadventures as my guys and I!
Last year, even though I know they all liked me (I know this because Mark here has threatened to end my life many times over the years (sometimes multiple times a day), a sure sign of affection! )
I was accepted into the clan.
Continue reading “Raising them from pups!”
OK, in the years since Mountainstroh.com has been around, I have tried not expound on my on beliefs too much when it comes to religion or politics. I will pick on the UW Huskies any chance I get, call out stupid car drivers and bike riders, and tell stories of those who annoy me.
So, even though I am going to go off the Gawd of Right Wing Talk show hosts, his royal highness the Prince of Pomposity, Rush Limbaugh, I am not doing it for political reasons, I am doing so because the man said something even more ridiculous that normal (and for him that is an accomplishment! (OK a dig there I admit))
The man said someone was too old to ride a bike!
Continue reading “Yep he seriously said it!”