Tourist Day on the Beach!

I am a very firm believer sometimes you have to play tourist where you live. When we lived in the Seattle area, Michelle and I did this by Riding the Duck, going to Mt Rainier, and taking Abby to the troll in Fremont.

Troll, SeattleToday I did a bit of touristing on the coast…. Continue reading “Tourist Day on the Beach!”

Reward for a Good Deed!

As you may or may not know, I am known in real life as Cold and Callous Valente. I try to hide out and keep to myself. I do fun raiser bike rides, and donate to others doing the same type of thing, but I don’t volunteer that often.

To make up for this, Michelle, my gorgeous wife,

has a HUGE heart and likes to help others. She also knows she can volunteer me as well, as I am always happy to help and be with her. This weekend was one of those times… Continue reading “Reward for a Good Deed!”

Now is the time to spare that extra pint!

It has not been a great day here in Seattle ladies and gents. We finally got rid of the Chinese President, and there were hopes that the town could get back to normal. No more closed freeways, normal commutes would prevail and our police departments could stop with the massive overtime.  In short we could go back to the regularly scheduled programming.

Then all hell broke loose  Continue reading “Now is the time to spare that extra pint!”

My Good Deed for the Week

You know, I can commute home for weeks, taking the same route, and nothing overly memorable or different happens.  I’m OK with that.  When I bike commute, I am honestly trying to get home to my wife as soon as possible, while getting my exercise at the same time!  Non-memorable means nothing goes wrong 🙂

But then there is a commute like todays.  Nothing bad happened at all!  My legs were tired as I haven’t completely recovered from the Crater Lake Century, but it didn’t affect me too much.   Even so,  it will be a commute I remember for quite a while!  Continue reading “My Good Deed for the Week”