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!”
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”
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”
Well ladies and gents, let’s go into the Way Back and machine and dial-up 4 years ago this weekend. In 2014, late on Saturday night, our hero, rolled across the finish line in Portland.
It was the 2014 Seattle to Portland, I had ridden 200 miles in some seriously brain frying heat. I look pretty spry here, but 10 minutes later…
I looked more like a zombie! In all honestly, I had planned be done with that ride! I said never again.
Then 2018 hit… Continue reading “I know, I know… I said I would never do it again….”
You know sometimes life gets busy. Work keeps you hopping, things go on outside work, and suddenly weeks will pass. Sometimes you don’t even realize it.
Then, you start wondering (ok at least I do) how’s come I haven’t had a ping from a person visiting the blog? Only to find its been 3 weeks since the last post….
Wow BAD blogger!! Continue reading “WOW! I have NOT been a good blogger!!!”
OK before I recap the ride I need to address a couple of things! If you are a rider reading this before the 2019 or beyond ride remember 2 things!
1) Do NOT believe the weather forecast!!! Make sure to have rain gear in the car with you just in case!!
2) This route EATS tires! Have plenty of extra tubes, patch kits, pump and CO2 with you! Also your toughest tires!!
OK, so lets talk about the ride… Continue reading “Tour de Blast 2018”
Here it is, almost the end of June, and we are approaching the 3rd month here on the coast. And after three months, we are VERY much still enjoying life here. The pace is slower, working from home there is no commute and I am still discovering new things on a regular basis.
I love walking the beach, riding the coast, and just experiencing the feel of world around us. This last week, though, nature put on a serious show just for my benefit…
Just a warning for the squeamish, there are some ‘circle of life’ photos attached…
Continue reading “Never get tired of coast nature”