More nature than I really wanted….

I have said time and again how lucky I am to live in the Pacific Northwest. We have fresh air, green trees, lakes, rivers, wildlife, oceans and mountains. As a cyclist up here in the left hand corner of the county, I know that whether I am 100 miles away from home or less than 10, if I keep an eye out I am likely to spot something like this guy I saw Sunday.

I will say getting close to the shore in cycling shoes was NOT easy, but worth it! If he is going to pose, then it just seems right I take the photo!

Tuesday, though, was a bit rough from the nature standpoint.. Continue reading “More nature than I really wanted….”

You know there are hotels closer to the office right?

Over the years, the people I work with in Seattle and Lynnwood office have gotten used to my riding the bike to and from work.  They have even, for the most part, gotten used to me riding over 100 miles in a day, just for fun.

Because of this, I forget that those in Spokane, even though they know I ride, haven’t been exposed to my riding. A buddy of mine, Josh, posted the title of this post on my page. He has been a cyclist in the past, so I know he is kidding, but it made me giggle.

Others though, just look at me strangely when I say I am staying all the way downtown…. Continue reading “You know there are hotels closer to the office right?”

A very WET Bike Anywhere Day!

In May, the third Friday of the month has historically been Bike to Work Day. OK, I know, y’all are thinking “But Tony, almost everyday is bike to work day for you!” This is very true. However, this is a day set up to encourage EVERYONE to do so!

This year it was called Bike Everywhere day.  The theory, of course, being that ANY miles are good miles! (Which is true) but the festivities did revolve around the morning commute… Continue reading “A very WET Bike Anywhere Day!”

How was your commute?

I feel almost kinda bad writing this post today. Our dear friend Coni had over a 2 hour commute because of the weather. From what I gleaned from her post, she was NOT a happy girl. Most car commuters aren’t today.

Me, on the other hand, I also had an extra long commute, in VERY crappy weather. I have a bit of a different attitude about it though… Continue reading “How was your commute?”

I’m just gonna have to be smelly!

It’s a sad truth, working gets in the way of cycling. Yep, bills, groceries, wine and stuff costs money. Had I known the person I was now and how much I liked riding at this stage of life, I may have chosen another career path. (One that involved 2 wheels….) But, luckily I am happy now, so I have no regrets.  The job pays the bills and buys the bike gear, though  it does require I get creative with finding time to cycle!

Yesterday, even though I had to work, was one of my more successful days… Continue reading “I’m just gonna have to be smelly!”