We looked at the calendar yesterday, and sure as hell, it has been 6 months since we moved here!! March 23rd, on a rainy cold day in Mountlake Terrace, we loaded the U-Haul and headed south. There are those who believed we would run out of things to do and be bored…
Yesterday morning I was taking a quick ride to Newport. Michelle was getting her hair done, and I was riding south to meet her. We were going to drive back together and stop at the grocery store. It was a gorgeous day to ride! Blue sky, no wind and the whales were out
I was cruising along when realized that Saturday was the first day of September! And as the title says, I had ridden less than 200 miles during the month of August…. Continue reading “Under 200 miles???”
As we all know, many of my discoveries happen when I am on a bike. However, in this instance, I have ridden by the location I am blogging about many times, and had never taken a right turn to check things out. In my defense, most of the time when passing the tiny Town of Neskowin, I have had over 90 miles under my legs and I have a big hill coming up and I just want to get home and eat….
Today, though, Michelle and I went to Neskowin on purpose. We wanted to check out the Ghost Forest near Proposal Rock… Continue reading “A Science and History lesson”
Here we are, three days after crossing the finish line in Portland. My rear end no longer pains me when I sit, the old man noises have dwindled some and I was able to walk the neighborhood with Michelle.
The bike still sits in the garage and will NOT move for another week, but the body is on its way to recovery.
This was my 4th time on this ride, the first was exactly 10 years ago, and I did it in two days, the rest were all 1 day rides.
These are just some random thinkings about my rides and the STP in general… Continue reading “Seattle to Portland Thoughts”
If you have been reading the blog for the last couple of months, you know that I am very happy being a coast kid! Living in Lincoln City Oregon is just a great place to be. Where else can I ride my bike to a lighthouse, and then sit and watch whales…
Not once in the last two months have I regretted moving. However, living in a small town on the coast does have its occasional challenges… Continue reading “Wait! I know a way!!”
I was reminded this weekend, that there are many many different reasons that people ride a bike. Now, I will admit I am very biased, in that I can think of no BAD reason for riding. I tell anyone who will listen that all miles are good miles. Being on a bike makes you healthier, and I honestly think happier.
But I will further admit I like my reasons for riding better than some others’…
Somethings don’t change regardless of where you live.
Wherever you are, there are errands to run, chores to do, and bathrooms to clean. Ocean house or not, there are just things to have to get done.
Another commonality is the after work bike ride.
On morning rides, I have ALL day. I can go as far as I want and no worries. After work rides? I have to factor in sundown. I am not afraid of riding at night, but I prefer not to, especially when I have to work the next day. This tends to mean the evening rides follow the same routes each time.
I have a 20 and a 40 mile route, and it depends on when I get off work, the winds and how the legs are feeling, as to which one I choose.
I am learning, though, that one never knows what will happen on a ride here on the coast… Continue reading “OK, THAT was cool!”