Book Review: This Road I Ride by Juliana Buhring

I have to start right up front with this review, and say I almost didn’t read it after reading the subtitle. “Sometimes it Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself.” That brought to mind a Lifetime channel movie, or as I like to call it, The Depression Channel.

However, I had a hankering for a cycling book so I decided to give this one a chance. I am glad I did!  Continue reading “Book Review: This Road I Ride by Juliana Buhring”

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


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”

Book Review: The Carry Home by Gary Ferguson

Early on I let y’all know I was going to stretch my literary choices this year.  Though I am still treating myself to the History of Westeros (Game of Thrones) and its dragons, knights and assorted kings, I have been keeping to my plan.  The Carry Home, though a book about the outdoors (of which I have many) is not one I would normally have read.

However when buddy the author (Joe Kurmaskie) recommends a book, you at least gotta give it chance.  Damn I am glad I did! Continue reading “Book Review: The Carry Home by Gary Ferguson”

Star Stuff

Yep, I’ve admitted it before many times, I am a nerd.  There’s, no denying it.   Shoot back in the day when I taught high school and Jr High, I ever wore sweater vests.  My fashion sense has obviously changed since then

imageBut the nerdness is still there.  So much so, that today’s post was inspired by my 2014 Day at a Glance Star Trek calendar… Continue reading “Star Stuff”

When its time…

Folks, I need to tell anyone and everyone who is reading this that I debated for quite a while before posting it.  Those of you who follow me regularly hopefully know that I mean no disrespect at all to anyone.  Those who read this for the first time, let me assure you of the same.

It could also very well be that this post is being written too soon.  But, the way I blog, when a post hits me, I get it down or I forget it. So here we go, and my apologies so anyone who may take offense.

This post came to be due to two tragedies, one small and one big in the Seattle area in the  last week.

Continue reading “When its time…”

Pay Attention to the Signs

There I was, biking home tonight, and having a pretty darn good ride.  The temperature was just cool enough to get me thinking that fall would be here soon.  No real wind to deal with, and after I got past the crowds at UW, the trail was wide open.  Even the little kids on bikes were staying to the right and not turning in front of me.

As I got closer to home, past the new pygmy goats in the neighborhood (nothing says  cosmopolitan like a couple of goats a block from downtown) and decided to stop at the local butcher, Double D Meats, for some lunch meat.

I walk in, and plain as the nose on my face is a sign:

Don’t take life so seriously, 

No one gets out alive anyway! Continue reading “Pay Attention to the Signs”