When I first started riding a bike, back in 2008, there was one guy (The husband of a friend of the ex-wife (Who still holds the prestige of being the only guy I truly disliked on first sight)) who would Lord over me “Well you aren’t a real Washington cyclist until you have ridden the RAMROD (Ride Around Mt Rainier in One Day)” He would then drone on talking about it. (by then I tuned him out)
Back in 2007 our buddy Mountainstroh stored his crampons, lost his glacier glasses and hung up his ice-axe. Like an old west sheriff, he reached the time to retire. Going strictly on my won/loss record (or summit/no summit) I was a dismal 2 and 6 over 12 years, with the only real summits reached being Mt Baker and Mt St Helens.
Starting in 2008, the challenge shifted to 2 wheels instead of plastic boots, and roadways instead of glaciers. In the last 7 years and 20000 miles I have yet not to succeed. Yep, undefeated. This week will put that record to the test… Continue reading “The Time is Nigh….”→
OK folks, fair warning here. I do NOT like people who lump people together and complain about them. Be it race, religion, sexual orientation, or nationality, it is just wrong. However, today, I am going to break that rule a bit.
Last month, Michelle and I hit the used book sale at Third Place Books, our local independent book store. Michelle was looking for books for the little free library, while I was browsing looking for a book to download to the Kindle app.
Editors note: I know, I know this is ‘wrong’ but I just don’t read real books anymore, if it isn’t on the Kindle, it gathers dust.
I’ve often wondered how my love for science started. Growing up I was NOT a big sports fan. My dad would turn on football and I would groan. “How LONG is this on!! 2 minutes left?? Than can last an hour!!!” (my how things have changed there.) Add to it my 0 for 30 single season of little league (Pastorious Reds right fielder baby! Never caught a ball either!) and it is easy to see why I didn’t get into baseball cards…