Have you ever heard a song that you have heard for, sadly I must admit it, for decades, and suddenly you hear something new?
This happened this weekend as I was driving back from recycling plastic bottles in Newport…. Continue reading “Long after the thrill of living is gone…”
So, in a week or so, Michelle and I will hit the 9 month mark of the day we moved to the coast. There were those who believed, and hell maybe still believe, that we’d get tired of living here.
In all honestly, just like anywhere, there are work days that suck ass, and days where nothing all that memorable happens. There is magic at the coast, but that magic does not happen every day.
But then there are days like today. Where from before sun up, to after sun down, the coast puts on a show! When that happens we love it! And since it happened today, I wanted to share with you… Continue reading “Dawn to dusk”
A few days ago, I saw a post on Facebook. It was an article written by some dude I have never heard of and it was quoting his “Bicycle Theory” I was hoping to be able to read it later, but alas, it was lost into the wilds of Facebook history
It was one of those things, though that stuck with me. I have been trying to figure out what Tony’s Bicycle Theory would be… Continue reading “Tony’s Bicycle Theory”
Way back in 1995, when I first thought about climbing Mt. Rainier, I started reading real life adventure books. Up in the attic, in 4 big tupperware containers is the resulting library. I have books on mountain climbing, arctic travels, rafting rivers and, of course, cycling. (We have a small house and no room for a big book case)
I am reading one now, and will review it as soon as I am done. As much as I enjoy them, sometimes they make me sad. Here I am, living a cushy life, soft bed, great wife, plenty of food, and a decent job. Yet when I read these stories, I see what I could have done when I was younger.
Shoot I have one friend, Sarah, (Honoring my Compass ) who is currently cycling Patagonia, and another two friends Megan and Poodle (Great World Trek) who motorcycled from Tierra del Fuego to Texas, and will now go from Ethiopia to South Africa.
Instead I did the responsible thing, got a job, raised two great kids and got tubby…
But then last week, I read something that made my day. Continue reading “An adventure can happen any time you are on 2 wheels”
If you ask anyone I know, they will probably tell you I am not too complexed. I am known for saying what is on my mind (though at times it is NOT the appropriate time) I laugh at almost anything, and I go with the flow. What you see is what you get…
However, at times, I am like a duck on a pond. What you can see is calmly floating along, but underneath that ole mallard is kicking for all its worth. Sometimes that’s me. Outwardly I am the goofball who walks around the office with a yoyo, but inside the head is just a pondering away. Continue reading “I’m a cyclist”
My blogger friend Tiare, from Tiarefitness.com posted the following quote from C.S Lewis on her Instagram feed:
Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.
When I read this early this morning, I knew I had found the fodder for my next post. Continue reading “Adventure”
One of my favorite authors, especially when it comes to cycling, is Joe Kurmaskie. He has many books, all to do with cycling, and the link to his site is over to the right of this post. I have read them all. In fact, I am in the process of rereading them. Currently I am rereading Riding Outside the Lines. It’s a series of short essays and stories of his many and varied cycling experiences. He is funnier than hell, and each story can stand alone to entertain a rider.
But now and then, you read a part that stops you and makes you think, “Damn! He nailed it!” Continue reading “Well said Joe Kurmaskie!”