Tag Archives: Family

Fun time without the bike!

What’s that? Tony has a blog post that doesn’t have a bike?? What is this world coming to?!? But yes it is true, it has been a week, but during this week there has only been 2 days on the … Continue reading

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A look back to 2016

For years, every month I did a Racking Up the miles post. I would log the miles and give a short review of the month. Somewhere along the line this year, I stopped. I have a rule. If I stop … Continue reading

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2016, 12 months worth of photos

In my off cycling life, I am a corporate trainer. I am the Claims Cowboy, training the new claims department hires at the Mighty P, a Pacific Northwest Insurance company. I like to say I am molding The Mighty P’s … Continue reading

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Its been a long haul

So what happens when it is halfway through the month of December and our hero Mountainstroh has a total of 10 (nope not a typo, ten) bike miles so far? Well for one, he starts wondering just how many layers he will … Continue reading

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The Manchild

On Facebook Saturday I posted this: As a young dad, it is a win every day the next morning shines and the baby boy is smiling and you haven’t broken him.Those small victories continue to build until suddenly the Manchild … Continue reading

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A day of loss

There were a lot of things I thought I might be writing about this week as I am stuck in Spokane to teach, but there is NO way I thought it would be this.  Tonight I am turning over the … Continue reading

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Best Books for Kids EVER, written by Renee Hazen

Folks there are two things about me when it comes to Christmas shopping.  One, I hate shopping in stores, so I use the online option.  Amazon has become my friend!  Second, being the reader that I am, I like to … Continue reading

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The 6 grandson Thanksgiving

Well Thanksgiving has come and gone, Black Friday as well.  It seems strange to say, but in all honesty it is true, my time at work today was the least busy and active that I was for the last 48 … Continue reading

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“So this is Christmas” Jim Devitt

(This is a reprint of a blog post from last year, but with holiday shopping going on, and Thanksgiving a week away, it is NOW ok to start getting a new Christmas book for the family!) I’ve mentioned in the … Continue reading

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A new surprise in the neighborhood

Folks, my wife is a planner. She is always looking ahead, next week, next month, next year, and farther out.  (It’s a damn good thing, I am lucky to plan ahead enough to see if my mom wants to feed … Continue reading

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