Michelle has had a hard year. Work has been tough and busy. Plus she has had to ride herd on my bike and I all the way from Vancouver BC to Crescent City CA.
It is NOT easy being a Sherpa for a cyclist, nor is it easy dealing with work stress. I wanted to give her a completely relaxing, no travel Thanksgiving. In fact, I wanted her to have the option to just stay in bed all day if she wanted…
Continue reading “A Great Thanksgiving Weekend”
Some people REALLY love Christmas! Both my lovely wife and my great mom are two of these people! Christmas music can be played any time you want, going to the Christmas store in Cannon Beach during the summer is perfectly ok, and “Yes, you bet your ass there REALLY is a Santa Claus!” (Mom says: People who don’t believe in him only get underwear for Christmas! )
In the past, I have been much more of a Bah Humbugger! I don’t want any decorations in the stores till after Thanksgiving, and I hold off on Christmas tunes until December. Michelle has been great in making me like the holidays again, but its taken a while.
Today was different…. Continue reading “His Heart Grew 3 Sizes that Day”
A few years ago, I learned of a cycling tradition. On your birthday you are supposed to ride your new age. I kinda like this idea, as anything that gets me out on two wheels is a good thing. However, I am pretty sure the guy or gal who started this was still in the 20s, and had a July birthday. Why? Because when you are in your 50s and have a November birthday this is MUCH more challenging.
Therefore I have made some modifications… Continue reading “Riding your age”
A few days ago, I saw a post on Facebook. It was an article written by some dude I have never heard of and it was quoting his “Bicycle Theory” I was hoping to be able to read it later, but alas, it was lost into the wilds of Facebook history
It was one of those things, though that stuck with me. I have been trying to figure out what Tony’s Bicycle Theory would be… Continue reading “Tony’s Bicycle Theory”
My apologies for the PG-13 language throughout this post,
As we know, I am cold and callous. No really, its true. Ask anyone I know they will tell you. I will out and out lie to get out of a work social gathering. Once, in Portland, I told a Co-worker Pam I was meeting up with the friend so I couldn’t do dinner with a group from the office. I had a subway sandwich and watched Netflix. It was a great night.
I told her when we got back to Seattle and received an excellent stare of death in return (She does it well!) She make sure to MAKE me go the next time. (She got even too, it was a bigger group and had mucky mucks with them! I had to be on good behavior!!)
I tell you this because it spills over to my cycling. I ride alone. Even on the Seattle to Portland with 10,000 of my best friends, I ride it solo. I chat with people in passing, or at food stops, but otherwise it is just the bike and I. In the last post I wrote about the Last DST ride, but I didn’t mention the conversation I had at the very end…. Continue reading “Epic Shit Could Happen!”
This time of year, I hear the same conversation over and over again. “Remember to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night!” Followed soon by, “I hate when it gets darker sooner!” (OK that second sentence comes from me!) If I had my vote, we would stick with Daylight Savings Time (DST) year round. I don’t care of it is dark when I go to work, but I hate when its dark when I leave. It also cuts into my cycling time, as it pretty much ends my after work rides.
Given that, when the cycling and the November weather gods came to a VERY rare agreement, it was time to take advantage of one last DST ride… Continue reading “End of DST”