Category Archives: Life in General

Trail Magic at the winery

I have done posts in the past about trail magic. Trail magic, be it on a hike or on a bike, is when a complete stranger does something for you out of the goodness of their heart. There is no … Continue reading

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Just a thought….

I am known for many things: Riding long distances on a bike Making people laugh McGyvering things to make it work (whatever IT is) Sipping wine And being able to drink a beer while standing on my head (I can … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2017

Well folks, here it is, 3 oclock in the afternoon on New Years day. We have taken down the Christmas trees, gone grocery shopping, hit the book the sale at 3rd Place Books and I snuck in a COLD 30 … Continue reading

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You Just Never Know!

Folks, a bit of a warning, this post will start out a bit melancholy, but that is the exact opposite of my intent. I am hoping that by the end, you will see the reason for the post…

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That was a busy 36 hours!!

I have lamented more than once, here on my friendly neighborhood blog, that Michelle and I find ourselves very busy at time. This always surprises us, as by nature we are pretty much introverted homebodies. I can’t remember, though, a … Continue reading

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It seemed like a much easier plan in my head!

So this week is Michelle’s birthday! We won’t say which one of course, but to me she still looks like she is a hot chick in her 30s! Her birthday is Thursday, so I wanted to do something fun on … Continue reading

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Reward for a Good Deed!

As you may or may not know, I am known in real life as Cold and Callous Valente. I try to hide out and keep to myself. I do fun raiser bike rides, and donate to others doing the same … Continue reading

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Rough Week for the OCOB 2016 crew

September last, the OCOB (Oregon Coast or Bust) crew started south from Astoria Oregon to Crescent City California.  Rob and I were using leg power to get there. While our faithful Sherpas, Michelle and Kim had to use every muscle in … Continue reading

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A look back to 2016

For years, every month I did a Racking Up the miles post. I would log the miles and give a short review of the month. Somewhere along the line this year, I stopped. I have a rule. If I stop … Continue reading

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2016, 12 months worth of photos

In my off cycling life, I am a corporate trainer. I am the Claims Cowboy, training the new claims department hires at the Mighty P, a Pacific Northwest Insurance company. I like to say I am molding The Mighty P’s … Continue reading

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