You look like you are in pretty decent shape…

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…”

The day Tony got smart

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”

A quick 25!

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!”

Bloggers Block?

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?”

The world at 7 mph

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 schoolKids rainier

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.

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Raising them from pups!

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! )

 

Mark

 

I was accepted into the clan.

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Yep he seriously said it!

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!

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