We grow’s them TUFF up here!

February and early March have been rough around here weather wise. I know, I know, per the calendar, it is still winter. But normally by now there are some hints that spring is coming.

This year, though, winter has been digging in its heels and NOT letting go. As shown here last Monday after Thunder Snow (A snow laden thunderstorm) hit.

This can make it hard to work out…. Continue reading “We grow’s them TUFF up here!”

Nature Surprise

I have quite a few different routes that I travel when I ride. I have the Lake Washington Loop, The Half lake loop, my regular 40 (a 40 mile loop through Everett and over to Woodinville) and the Seattle loop. (Some of these are my names, so you won’t find them on Google. The Lake Washington loop is real though!)

All of these routes listed have one thing in common: At some point I am on the Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River trail. Continue reading “Nature Surprise”

Look out here it comes!

Over the years, Seattle has seen its share of windstorms. The Inaugural Day Storm of 1993,    the Hanukkah Eve storm of 2006, and the November in August storm of 2015

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With the potential damage our storms cause, the even slight possibility of course make the news.  More often than not though, the “MAJOR Windstorm” coming “down our throats” just misses us.

Given that, the discerning weather geek becomes a bit more discerning about who he believes.  Why do I mention this? Well, could be a storm is a comin tomorrow… Continue reading “Look out here it comes!”

There was once a song!

My kid brother reminded me of a song, from the 70s I believe, that has this chorus:

You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
You don’t spit in the wind
You don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger and

And here is where I added my own verse

You don’t waste a sunny weekend in November!

Ok, ok it doesn’t rhyme, but it fits for this weekend… Continue reading “There was once a song!”

This is a whole different year

Last year I joked from November through March that we were having “The Year Without a Winter.”  It was a season where the rains never came, and the snow never flew in the Cascades.

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It was great for our hero and his cycling, I was able to ride all the time and not get drenched.  This year, at least so far, is shaping up to be different!  Continue reading “This is a whole different year”