Every year I have a dilemma.
Some time or other in the last 11 years I have been cycling, I picked up the tradition of riding my birthday miles on my birthday.
Now if you are in your 20s or 30s, and were born during daylight savings time, this would be easy.
However, this year I turn 55 later this month (UGH! I can no longer dodge saying I am in my mid 50s!) And my birthday is on a weekday that I am working, AND weather in November on the coast can be rough!
This means I have modified the tradition. In my book I fulfill the task if I ride my birthday years on any day of November. Today was that day!
Continue reading “Birthday Miles and Then Some!”
Everyone knows how much I love cycling along the Oregon coast. The majority of my miles this year have been between my house in Lincoln City, and Newport. Its a 25 miles stretch of road, much of it with views like this! Oh and yes there is a whale spouting!
I tell people all the time that I ride this route every chance I get, and I never get tired of it. There is ALWAYS something that makes the ride worthwhile.
There are times I want something different. Like today, since I was watching the Seahawks in the morning, I wasn’t able to ride until the afternoon. I try too avoid HWY 101 on Friday’s after work and Sunday afternoons. There are just to many people driving big ole Winnebagoes they aren’t used to.
So today I decided to ride the Yaquina River. Continue reading “Cycling the Yaquina River”
I was a GREAT Oregon Coast weekend.
I know, I know! When have I ever said it was a bad weekend on the Oregon Coast? For that matter, when have I ever said it was a bad Oregon Coast day?
But this one was great for things to see, weather, and just plain fun!
I shoulda known something good was coming. Thursday I got drenched on a 26 mile after work ride (though I did see whales as I ate my trail mix cookie in the deluge.)
As I got close to home, though, and crossed the bridge into town, I looked up Schooner Creek and saw this.
I am starting a new wivestail! Rainbow on Thursday means great weekend coming…. Continue reading “Boy you must have pedaled like the dickens!”
We’ve all been there. When you do something a lot, and you are good at it, you forget what it was like when you were just learning.
I am reminded of this a lot on the Oregon coast. It may surprise you to know I am not talking about bike riding. I am talking about spotting whales.
Continue reading “Spotting the spout”
Here we are at the end of our second summer as coast kids. The days are getting shorter. The mornings are a little cooler, and we are getting more rain. Shoot we got two inches between Saturday and Monday morning.
But it is NOT raining all day everyday, so there is still ample time to get outside, and so I have! Continue reading “The Weather is changing”
This is something Michelle hears from me time and time again. We will be watching TV, or see someone when we are at dinner, or mention someone from work. And when I hear is is close to our age or younger, I do a double take… He’s our age???
Now for those who do not know, I hit the big double Nickel this year. Yep 55. I am a bit up there.
But, not to beep my own horn, the further I get, the more I am learning there is a HUGE difference between people the same age. Not all 55 year olds are build alike. Continue reading “He’s our age???”
I’d love to take credit for the title of this post, but I can’t. Our buddy Tom, after seeing a video I will be sharing a bit later on.
He was referring to nature. He has spent many a day in the mountains and near the ocean. He has learned, as have I, that just looking around, paying attention, and getting out of the car can reveal wonders many would have missed. These last few weeks have proven this time and again here at the coast! Continue reading “Look and you will see”