Every year I have a dilemma.
Some time or other in the last 11 years I have been cycling, I picked up the tradition of riding my birthday miles on my birthday.
Now if you are in your 20s or 30s, and were born during daylight savings time, this would be easy.
However, this year I turn 55 later this month (UGH! I can no longer dodge saying I am in my mid 50s!) And my birthday is on a weekday that I am working, AND weather in November on the coast can be rough!
This means I have modified the tradition. In my book I fulfill the task if I ride my birthday years on any day of November. Today was that day!
Continue reading “Birthday Miles and Then Some!”
There is an old legend on the Oregon Coast.
Ok OK, maybe I am just making this up out of thing air! But my blog, my story!
Now where was I… Oh yes.
Continue reading “Agate Karma”
I’d love to take credit for the title of this post, but I can’t. Our buddy Tom, after seeing a video I will be sharing a bit later on.
He was referring to nature. He has spent many a day in the mountains and near the ocean. He has learned, as have I, that just looking around, paying attention, and getting out of the car can reveal wonders many would have missed. These last few weeks have proven this time and again here at the coast! Continue reading “Look and you will see”
Over 8 months ago, we moved from Mountlake Terrace to the Oregon Coast. if you have been following this blog, you have seen some of my cycling and beach walking photos. Here is one from today.
Long time readers will remember that at the old house we had a Little Free Library in the front yard, made by my step dad.
Rest assured, we made sure to load that puppy up and bring it with us. Where it languished in the garage for most of the last 8 months.. Continue reading “The library is up and running again!”
One week ago, from the time I am starting this post, Rob and I were almost 3 hours south of Centralia, and starting to cuss the rolling hills. As hard as a 200 miles ride is, the prep is just as tough. There are hours upon hours of training rides and being away from home. That means one weekend day is taken up with a ride and the other ends up being errand day. It aint easy on a cycling spouse to have someone gone that much.
Given that, the big training rides are over! Therefore we decided today would be a fun day to do something together we had never done.
Continue reading “A bird’s eye view”
You know sometimes life gets busy. Work keeps you hopping, things go on outside work, and suddenly weeks will pass. Sometimes you don’t even realize it.
Then, you start wondering (ok at least I do) how’s come I haven’t had a ping from a person visiting the blog? Only to find its been 3 weeks since the last post….
Wow BAD blogger!! Continue reading “WOW! I have NOT been a good blogger!!!”
If you have been reading the blog for the last couple of months, you know that I am very happy being a coast kid! Living in Lincoln City Oregon is just a great place to be. Where else can I ride my bike to a lighthouse, and then sit and watch whales…
Not once in the last two months have I regretted moving. However, living in a small town on the coast does have its occasional challenges… Continue reading “Wait! I know a way!!”