Yet ANOTHER reason I love to ride

As those who follow this blog know, I am currently tasked with training a coupla folks who are being promoted from the call center and moving to a more professional role.  Both these ladies are great, but both are in our Spokane office.  This means I am training 300 miles from home, without my bike.

In our icebreaker session on the first day, they learned that I biked over 200 miles in a day twice in the last three years.  One of them said, “I’ve heard a lot about you and your cycling.  Why do you like riding a bike so much?”

I love this question.. Continue reading “Yet ANOTHER reason I love to ride”

Tony!! You are wearing flip flops!!

I picked one helluva a day to get back on track.  When we woke up Saturday morning, the wind was howling out of the south.  The weather dudes and dudettes had predicted this was coming.  So I put on a pair of shorts and slipped on the Kino Sandals from Key West and jetted off for the morning Starbucks run.  Shoot it was 50 deg outside, balmy for November in Seattle!

As we walked in, Trish, the barista, yelled from across the room “Tony!!  You are wearing flip-flops!”  YEP!  I wear sandals year round!

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The good news?  the power had blinked at Starbucks, and the computers were slow to reset. Free drink and chonga bagel today!  YAY!!  The bad news, today was the day I’d picked for getting back on track with riding the bike… Continue reading “Tony!! You are wearing flip flops!!”