Oregon Coast, 2016 Day 1 Astoria to South of Cannon Beach

After a year of talking, planning, discussing and thinking, the time for the Oregon Coast ride was upon us. Our buddy Rob and Michelle’s best friend Kim drove north from southern Oregon last night, and spent the night in Astoria.

Michelle and I woke up in Seattle and had to start the drive… Continue reading “Oregon Coast, 2016 Day 1 Astoria to South of Cannon Beach”

Oregon Coast

As some of you know, I started riding the bike seriously early in 2008. I was a strapping young lad of 43, full or spit and vinegar, and felt like there was nothing I couldn’t do.

End of First STP
End of First STP

I did my first century ride, and my first Seattle to Portland. But I wanted more… Continue reading “Oregon Coast”

We take care of each other!

Well, as you may or may not know, my big ride of the year is coming up in about 3 weeks. The RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party). It’s a 2 day ride, 100 miles each day. With other things planned for the upcoming weekends, I decided today was the best day for one last century ride before the big event.

Funny, sometimes the cycling gods have different ideas…. Continue reading “We take care of each other!”

Native Genius

I HATE work meetings, always have always will. And being Cold and Callous I hate the touchy feely meetings the worst. Team Building, getting to know you, in touch with each other feelings I just cringe…

So, when we were told to come up with our Native Genius, I had NO idea what to put. Native Genius is defined as:  something you do easily and freely – meaning you aren’t necessarily aware of it and you don’t often have to think about it.

Since I had no stinking clue, I cheated and went to Facebook for help…. Continue reading “Native Genius”

This is what we are gonna do…

Once, long ago, I got in trouble at work for something I did. Now the person on the receiving end of my plan was a friend of mine. Sadly, he was also an employee of the department I was a supervisor in.

DLow (one of my least favorite bosses ever) while calling me on the carpet, asked what I was thinking. I replied, “He is a friend of mine, it’s what friends do!” He just looked at me dumbfounded and said “I don’t know what kind of friends you have, but none that I have would ever do something like that…”

For once I kept my mouth shut, but inside I was thinking, “Wow, you must not have real friends…” but if you knew Dlow you would not be surprised!

What? You’d like an example of what I am talking about? Well there was the night I met Scott’s wife Jill… Continue reading “This is what we are gonna do…”

Friends in Low Places

I am not a big country and western fan, but there are a few I will bust into ‘harmony’ (or lack there of) with when they come on the radio, or Pandora or someone’s play list.  One it Garth Brooks’ Friends in Low Places.

Well I’ve got friends in low places, where the whiskey burns and the beer chases the blues away, and I’ll be okay….

Now I’ve got three friends who date back from the WSU days.  I’ve done many a post that involved Jim, Dave and Scott.

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We have helped each other time and again.  And even though we may see each other in person less than once a year (even less for Jim who is on the East Coast) our friendship never suffers.  Yesterday, it was my turn to call for help Continue reading “Friends in Low Places”