Riding the birthday years

Funny thing about us cyclists. We do our best to come up with reasons to ride. Just for the bragging rights and a patch, we will ride 200+ miles from Seattle to Portland in a day.

Or 150 miles and 10000 feet of climbing on a hot summer day.

But there doesn’t need to be a patch. Somewhere along the way some cyclist came up with the birthday years ride… Continue reading “Riding the birthday years”

Ride the Rogue

As we sit in the living room on a cloudy and a bit drizzly Saturday morning, I realized I hadn’t posted about my most recent ride. A week ago right now, I teamed up with Kim and Rob for a 40 mile ride around the Rogue River.

Who could resist a ride who’s mascot is a bike riding salmon

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Book Review: A Hole in the Wind (A Climate Scientists Journey Across the United States) by David Goodrich

So there I was, in a small book store, just before the Seattle to Portland bike ride. As most of us know, these days I prefer to read on Kindle. But I love small independent book stores. So when I stumbled on a book that combined two of my passions, science and cycling, the book just jumped into my hands. Damn I am glad it did… Continue reading “Book Review: A Hole in the Wind (A Climate Scientists Journey Across the United States) by David Goodrich”

Under 200 miles???

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???”

Cyclists take care of their own!

The Pacific coast is cyclist destination place. People fly from all over the world to ride a bike along the Pacific coast of the USA. Back in 2016, Rob and I met Aussie Bob.

Who flew into SeaTac airport in Washington state and was cycling to San Francisco to catch a ride home.

Today I met another person doing the same thing, and I helped him on his way… Continue reading “Cyclists take care of their own!”

Taking advice from a crazy guy on a bike

Many of my posts begin with the fact that I am learning new stuff about where we now live all the time. This one is no exception. This time it’s about the weather.

Michelle and I have a running joke that the weatherman and weather apps flat have no idea what our weather is going to do. We look outside on a day its supposed to rain, and its sun. A day that is supposed to be calmand the trees are bending over. We just look at each other and laugh and say, “They don’t know!”

This week the story has been fog… Continue reading “Taking advice from a crazy guy on a bike”

Seattle to Portland Thoughts

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”