So a year ago this weekend, the intrepid cycling team of Rob and Tony saddled up before 4 AM in Seattle and rode 212 miles to Portland, crossing the finish line about 8 PM
That was my last year doing this! I am done with 200 miles days 🙂
This year, though, in honor of my 8000 best Seattle friends who lined up yesterday to ride, I decided I needed to do my part as well. Yesterday I wore the most recent 1 day STP t-shirt all day
And today, I put on the one day jersey for a 50 mile ride. I am pretty sure I will NOT forget this ride… Continue reading “Cycling the Oregon Coast is never dull!”
So here we are, the start of our second Memorial Day as residents of the Oregon Coast.
So far this evening has NOT been the most relaxing. I left the office at 3 for a quick errand to take our bottles and glass to the local transfer station to be recycled (for some reason we can’t put glass in our curb side bins)
Then , after work, I went down to buy farm fresh eggs. Where, as I walked back to the car, I noticed the back tire was almost flat. (it had just enough to get me home). Having had allowed our AAA to lapse, I rolled up the sleeves and changed it myself!
Then I had just enough time to get to Les Schwab to get it repaired for free!
I renewed my AAA as well….
But that is NOT what I mean by not boring…. Continue reading “It Never Gets Old”
Yesterday morning I was taking a quick ride to Newport. Michelle was getting her hair done, and I was riding south to meet her. We were going to drive back together and stop at the grocery store. It was a gorgeous day to ride! Blue sky, no wind and the whales were out
I was cruising along when realized that Saturday was the first day of September! And as the title says, I had ridden less than 200 miles during the month of August…. Continue reading “Under 200 miles???”
Many of my posts begin with the fact that I am learning new stuff about where we now live all the time. This one is no exception. This time it’s about the weather.
Michelle and I have a running joke that the weatherman and weather apps flat have no idea what our weather is going to do. We look outside on a day its supposed to rain, and its sun. A day that is supposed to be calmand the trees are bending over. We just look at each other and laugh and say, “They don’t know!”
This week the story has been fog… Continue reading “Taking advice from a crazy guy on a bike”
Somethings don’t change regardless of where you live.
Wherever you are, there are errands to run, chores to do, and bathrooms to clean. Ocean house or not, there are just things to have to get done.
Another commonality is the after work bike ride.
On morning rides, I have ALL day. I can go as far as I want and no worries. After work rides? I have to factor in sundown. I am not afraid of riding at night, but I prefer not to, especially when I have to work the next day. This tends to mean the evening rides follow the same routes each time.
I have a 20 and a 40 mile route, and it depends on when I get off work, the winds and how the legs are feeling, as to which one I choose.
I am learning, though, that one never knows what will happen on a ride here on the coast… Continue reading “OK, THAT was cool!”
Can you believe we have been at the ocean for over a month?!?! We moved down here March 23rd and here it is May! We still love it. I try to get to the beach at least twice a week, and it has not gotten old yet.
May, of course, is Bike Everywhere month. For the last 4 years, I was the team captain at the Mighty P. We were a sometimes small but always mighty team! This year, though, I abdicated the throne for my friend Sandy! It just seemed to me the captain should be in the office! I was happy to join her team and just be a participant…. Continue reading “Lighthouses and Blue Herons”
As much as we all love a good vacation, we look forward to it, plan it, and love when it happens, all too soon the day comes when you have to go home. You KNOW it’s a good vacation when you start thinking, I wonder if I could wrangle just one more day….
That was me this morning… Continue reading “Plan B comes to an end..”