Book Review: Biking Across America by Paul Stutzman

Recently I found myself restless. Not physically as May was a great month for the bike and June has been ok, but in my reading. I have long enjoyed books about adventuring, be it river, mountain or bike. The last book was from Joe Kurmaskie, A Guide to Falling Down in Public (Reviewed here) over a month ago.  It was time to find a new one.

After a couple of days searching Amazon, I found Paul Stutzman’s Biking Across America: My Coast to Coast Adventure and the People I Met.  I REALLY need to read the book descriptions better…. Continue reading “Book Review: Biking Across America by Paul Stutzman”

Let your mind wander back

Today was a first for 2015.  Since Michelle is off for a girls weekend in Portland, our fearless hero (me) is on his own.  (OK, not quite on his own, left over manicotti in the fridge, YUM!) This does mean I can’t just throw the bike on the back of the car.  If I want to commute home from work on the bike, then I damn well have to wake up early enough to bike TO work.

Today I did so!  The first round trip of 2015.  The best part though, is going both ways the rain held off until I got to the final destination!  On a pretty wet day, I was dry as a tater chip!

On the way home I let my mind wander WAY far back… Continue reading “Let your mind wander back”

Well said Joe Kurmaskie!

One of my favorite authors, especially when it comes to cycling, is Joe Kurmaskie.  He has many books, all to do with cycling, and the link to his site is over to the right of this post.  I have read them all.  In fact, I am in the process of rereading them.  Currently I am rereading Riding Outside the Lines.    It’s a series of short essays and stories of his many and varied cycling experiences.  He is funnier than hell, and each story can stand alone to entertain a rider. 

But now and then, you read a part that stops you and makes you think, “Damn!  He nailed it!” Continue reading “Well said Joe Kurmaskie!”