Happy Easter everyone! Hope you were able to have some fun!
First the important stuff. Michelle and I are both healthy, and still employed. It’s something we are very thankful for. We know not everyone can say this!
So, the third week of shelter in place is in the bag. Luckily for us, sheltering in place in Oregon means you can get outside to exercise. Looking over the last week, damned if I did NOT do just that! Continue reading “Week Three shelter in place and some serious miles!”
Here we are at the end of the second week of the Oregon shelter in place rules.
Short update, Michelle and I are still doing well, and we are still working. We took today off from work as we both decided we needed a break, but otherwise, albeit slower, work continues.
A shout out to the Mighty P. They are giving every employee a small bonus next week to help out in these times. I did NOT see that coming and it one helluva nice thing to do. Like everyone, I have complained about work and corporate decisions over the years, but this reminds me why I work there! Well done!
It has been an eventful week… Continue reading “2nd Week of Shelter in Place”
Good morning all. I very much hope things are going as well as they can for anyone reading this.
Update from the coast. Michelle and I are still employed. We, and ours are still healthy and, things are going well.
I think she is healthy because she is smart and careful, and makes sure to keep us out of danger. For me it more like this
Like many of y’all, the Governor of our state has issued a shelter in place order Continue reading “Shelter in Place, Week one!”
Ok people, there aint no one who can say stuff is getting real. REI closed, baseball delayed, bars and resturaunts told to shut down, no wine tastings allowed, and lord knows finding a damn roll of toilet paper is like looking for the holy grail
This post is not to make light of what people are going through, pure and simple, it’s scary! Plus, most of the people Michelle and I have come to care for down here are in the service industry. It is going to be damn hard on them!
We are all going through stressful times though. We are being told to practice social distancing. Making sure there is a 6 foot buffer around us. Some people are taking this to mean “Stay home and hide!”
My gorgeous wife and I think differently…. Continue reading “Social distancing Oregon Coast Cyclist style”
Ever come to the end of a weekend and think, “Wow, lots happened in the the last 7 days or so!”
Moving to the coast DID slow down things over all for us, in a very good way. However, there are still some weeks, busier that the rest…. Continue reading “And it all happened in a week!”
Followers of the blog will know that for Christmas, my amazing wife Michelle got me something I have wanted for a very long time. A fat tire bike!
It came home the weekend after Christmas. I rode it day one, in the rain and racing sunset. Then later in the week, I did short beach ride.
Sadly, after that, the weather has NOT cooperated (32 inches of rain since January 1) and Roscoe (the name of said bike) has stayed warm and dry in the garage. That streak ended today…
Continue reading “The mind gives up before the legs do.”
One of the accounts I follow on Instagram is for a French Fry Mooching seagull affectionately known as FathomsBarBuddy.
He hangs out on the ledge at Fathoms Bar, up on the 10th floor of the Inn at Spanish Head
He has some pearls of wisdom that come from his feathered head and orange beak. (If you are an instagram user just search Fathomsbarbuddy, all one word.)
One of his tidbits is to “Never waste a winter day when the rains stop!”
Folks, let me tell you, as I type this, our rain gage says we have 15.36 inches of rain since January 1! Our average for January is only 10.4″ (thanks Alexa!) we are well above average and its windy and rainy this evening.
So when there was an unexpected break in the weather this morning, I saddled up! Continue reading “Seriously a 2 mile climb with a headwind???”
When I am at work and talking with other insurance companies, quite often I get asked by the big national insurance companies where the Mighty P, the company I work for, is based out of. Almost invariably, when I say Seattle, I hear. “Does it REALLy rain there all the time?”
I of course say YES IT DOES! We want people to think it looks like this
We try not to let people know that a lot of the time the Northwest really looks like this!
If keeps down the crowds you know.
However, for as much as it does rain in Seattle, the Oregon Coast gets even more. Which makes it challenging to to be a cyclist here… Continue reading “A short window of opportunity!”
Way back in the way back days, before the Mountainstroh Blog, shoot, even before I am sure I knew what a blog was, I become a cyclist. It was December 2007, and I got my first real bike.
Who knew how far it would take me…. Continue reading “New Decade, New focus and a New Name”
So, its been a bit busy since New Years. Shoot, since before Christmas!
Since I had the last two Wednesdays off, for Christmas and New Year’s Day, it felt like I’ve had 4 Mondays and 4 Tuesdays during that time… It’s been a bit of a madhouse.
However, it is Sunday afternoon, chores are done, Christmas has been put away for the year, and its time to look back a bit… Continue reading “The 2019 Recap”