Emerald City Bike Ride 2017

Anyone who reads this blog knows it doesn’t take much to get me to go ride a bike. In November, I take one non rainy (no matter how cold) day to ride my years for my birthday. I try to get out New Years day. Anytime the rains stop and the roads aren’t icy in the winter I am there. Today, there was only  ‘chance’ of thunder showers, so after work I was out for 37 miles… Yeah, you guessed it,  I was caught by a squall…

So nope, it doesn’t take much to get me riding. So when I am told they are shutting down 3 major highways and allowing only bikes to ride???  I am on it! That happened Sunday… Continue reading “Emerald City Bike Ride 2017”

A Bridge too Far?

As many of you know, I live in the State of Washington.  Yep, way up here in the corner of country.  We are known for coffee, microbrews, wine, grunge rock, rain and a helluva lot of water.  West of the Cascade mountains (commonly known as Western Washington (I never said we were original…) We have ever body of water you can think of.

Puddles, ponds, lakes, swamps, rivulets, creeks, streams, rivers, bigger rivers and the Puget Sound.  Funny thing about bodies of water, sooner or later you gotta get across them.  Here in WA, we have a couple of ways of doing this.  We have Ferries

imageAnd we have bridges.  Trouble is, our bridges don’t always stay up! Continue reading “A Bridge too Far?”