I have to start right up front with this review, and say I almost didn’t read it after reading the subtitle. “Sometimes it Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself.” That brought to mind a Lifetime channel movie, or as I like to call it, The Depression Channel.
However, I had a hankering for a cycling book so I decided to give this one a chance. I am glad I did! Continue reading “Book Review: This Road I Ride by Juliana Buhring”
Well, as you may or may not know, my big ride of the year is coming up in about 3 weeks. The RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party). It’s a 2 day ride, 100 miles each day. With other things planned for the upcoming weekends, I decided today was the best day for one last century ride before the big event.
Funny, sometimes the cycling gods have different ideas…. Continue reading “We take care of each other!”
I have had many a post about our weather here in the Pacific Northwest. These days, while the rest of the country has been suffering with sweltering heat, high humidity, and generally miserable weather; we’ve been cloudy, a bit rainy and in the 60s or low 70s. In other words, perfect for summer bike riding.
However, cloudy and cool is not the best weather in which to go enjoy Mt Rainier. When we woke up to the drizzle, I considered for a second canceling the trip… Continue reading “The Mountain Gods Delivered!”
Folks, I am NOT a religious man in any way, shape, or form. People that I know, and care about are, and they let me know regularly that they are praying for me. You know what’s ironic? Whether they believe me or not, I do truly appreciate them for saying so. It shows how much they care about me to take the time to add me to the list of prayers.
My reason for not believing, though, is easy. Having faith in something that has no proof just makes no sense to me at all. There is just flat too much evil in the world for me to believe.
BUT, this is NOT a post about religion! It’s a post because I used the phrase, “He just has to faith!” today…. Continue reading “HEY, I do have faith!”
You know, it never fails. Every time July rolls around people ask me if I will be riding the STP this year.
It makes me smile when people seem honestly shocked that I am not riding. It make no difference which rides I AM riding in that year, or how hard they may be. To my non riding, and, to some extent, my riding friends, my not heading south this next Saturday morning seems strange. Continue reading “There is something about the Seattle to Portland ride”
Wednesday afternoon Michelle encouraged me to take off after work and do a longer ride. We’ve been having rain showers and cloudy weather for the last couple of weeks, and weekends have been busy, so my afternoon/evening rides are the only thing that allows me to rack up the miles for the months.
I decided to ride into Seattle, and then out to Woodinville and back. The hope was 50 miles or so, I was right on track, when at mile 47, I heard “PING!!!” Yep sure as hell, I broke a spoke on the front wheel!!
At first I was mad…. Continue reading “PING!!!!”
Ladies and gents, I love reading cycling books. People travel to places I will never go (but wish I could). A good writer can share the pain, triumph and euphoria of riding a bike.
There are very few cycling fiction books that I have found. However, once I saw a review in Cascade bike clubs newsletter this month, I had to order it… Continue reading “Book Review: Full Cycle by Christopher Blunt”