The Egg Run

Like many of y’all, when the weekend rolls around, some of that time becomes errand time. Groceries, gas, drug store, or Costco, each has to be fit into a time we are not at work, hence the weekend.

Generally, Michelle and I make most of these trips together (everyone say “Awwwwww”) as its more fund to errand with someone than alone.  Today, though, I was left to my own devices as she had a class to learn how to weave on her new loom. (Yep kid you not, told you she was amazing).

I decided to pick up the bird food and eggs while she was out… Continue reading “The Egg Run”

So many things to do at our beaches!

I fully understand there are different people in the world. We all have the things we like and don’t like.  Since Thursday, Michelle and I have been at Cannon Beach, with this view outside out window.

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And we have loved every minute of it!  I have to laugh, though, some people think our oceans are boring. Continue reading “So many things to do at our beaches!”

Racking Up the Miles: January 2016

Folks, the first month of 2016 has NOT been the greatest ever.  The weather has remembered it is supposed to be cold, or wet or cold AND wet. Not the best conditions for our hero to be pedaling in.

I also had one of my hardest crashes in quite a while, the back wheel hit slippery metal on the trail

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and I crashed and burned.

And I  unexpectedly lost a dear friend. Yeah, January was not so great, but I kept the wheels a turning… Continue reading “Racking Up the Miles: January 2016”

And then there were 7!

Most of y’all who read this blog know than I am an avid reader.  With the invention of a Kindle app I am even more so!  I carry the iPad or phone with me everywhere, and when I have to wait for something for more than a minute or so, I bust it out and read for a bit. I’ve been a reader since the 4th grade when my dad handed me a Louis L’Amour western, The Sackett Brand, to read as my first chapter book.

I went on to read each and every one of his books, most of them twice.  In them I learned many many thing. “A man saddles his own broncs and fights his own battles”, “There is no stopping a man who knew he was right and kept on a comin” and, one that has saved my bacon more than once, “Always turn around and look at your back trail. A trail never looks the same on the way back as when you are on the way out.” There were many, many others, but who knew I’d find one that applied to today’s ride… Continue reading “And then there were 7!”

It’s there if you look

As I type this, it is a wet cold day outside here in the Northwest.  I have a fire started in the wood burning stove, the Manchild is on the couch wrapped in a big blankie, and on Facebook I see people counting down to the start of summer.

A couple of weeks ago, I was reading a post from a Drawbridge Keeper here in Seattle Titled Beauty in the Gray.  I’ve been meaning to do my own post on the subject ever since.  Yep, it can be gray and dismal here this time of year. But if you pay attention, and look around you, this time of year is amazing, and in fact, sometimes more spectacular than summer! Continue reading “It’s there if you look”

A quick 25!

Well the time has finally come. Even though I do not have an official desk as yet, I have moved to the Lynnwood office of the Mighty P.  Most people would be very excited to be a mere 5 miles from work (especially with Seattle area traffic) and trust me I am.  But I will have to work harder to get the bike miles I am used to.

To help with this, I decided, even though it was 85 outside (damn hot for us in June) it was time for an after work ride… Continue reading “A quick 25!”

Bloggers Block?

I have quite a few friends that are real writers.  They have published books, articles and poetry.  I’ve never asked them, but I am sure at least one, if not all of them, have from time to time suffered from writers block.  Which, as we know, is a length of time when no words move from your brain to your fingers.

I am NOT at the same level as my published friends, but I will say, after the longest dry spell I’ve had in the 2 years of 15,000 miles, I think I know how they feel when this happens.  For the last two weeks, I’ve been stuck in the middle of a bad case of Bloggers Block Continue reading “Bloggers Block?”

Critters

Well, here I sits after a long drive home.  Michelle is out getting her hair did.  Appointments are hard to come by (Unless you use Hairmasters like I do) So we made sure to leave in time to get home for it.  It was nip and tuck there for a bit, and I unloaded the car like the wind, but she is there.

I have gotten thing put away, laundry started, everything needing it watered, and singed some hair on the legs burning weeds from an area that will be barked Saturday.

I am taking a second to sit, and do one last photo blog, even though I have access to the real computer. I wanted to share the cool animals we saw!  Later, I will get a real post going. Continue reading “Critters”

Wildlife watching on two wheels!

Anyone who watch the Seahawk – Saints game yesterday (GO HAWKS!) (And might I say my old heart can’t take games like that!) you saw what kind of weather we were having this weekend.  It was raining sideways, the wind was whipping, it was ugly.  In short, it was NOT bike riding weather.  I was hunkered down watching the game, and doing a LOT of pacing.

I wasn’t too disappointed as I had ridden or worked out every day this week, and had a good weigh in.  So a day off on the couch with a sick wife was called for.

Today, I was up and running errands, Michelle was better, but not full guns yet.  So it was another resting day for her.  Long about 1030, when I was done, she asked if it was raining.  Surprisingly, there was no rain and the wind had died.  She looked at me as asked “And you aren’t riding why?”

By 11, I was rolling downhill heading for the Burke Gilman, trail enjoying the fresh air!  Turns out I wasn’t the only one doing so.

One of the wild chickens (ok roosters) of Woodinville
One of the wild chickens (ok roosters) of Woodinville

Continue reading “Wildlife watching on two wheels!”