Resting(?) at the beach after the 100 mile ride!

There are a LOT of options for me during the year to ride century rides. Quite often I choose the ones I do for the ending spot.

It works even better when we can combine the end of the ride with some time off for Michelle and I. With this weekend’s ride ending at Westport on the Washington Coast

 

it was an opportunity for a long weekend… Continue reading “Resting(?) at the beach after the 100 mile ride!”

The Last Century Ride of 2017

Since the beginning of Mountainstroh the cyclist, I have had the opportunity to ride the Lung Association’s Reach the Beach (from Portland to Pacific City) twice.

 

Finished Reach the Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both times have been fun! So this year when I got an email early on saying the same group was going to do an inaugural ride in Washington, Michelle told me (and I agreed) that I had to sign up! The day of the ride was September 30th…. Continue reading “The Last Century Ride of 2017”

Cannon Beach 2017 Day II

Remember yesterday when I said Michelle was up before me and rarin to go? Well today was a the same. I was hard asleep and when I opened an eye she was sitting up in bed staying in touch with the world on her iPad. I, in turn, did what every lazy hubby would do, and reclosed that one eye and went back to sleep! It wasn’t time to wake up yet!¬† Continue reading “Cannon Beach 2017 Day II”

Oregon Coast, 2016 Day 1 Astoria to South of Cannon Beach

After a year of talking, planning, discussing and thinking, the time for the Oregon Coast ride was upon us. Our buddy Rob and Michelle’s best friend Kim drove north from southern Oregon last night, and spent the night in Astoria.

Michelle and I woke up in Seattle and had to start the drive… Continue reading “Oregon Coast, 2016 Day 1 Astoria to South of Cannon Beach”

A run to the ocean

Ever look around and realize DAMN! the year is half over and HOLY CRAP! it’s already August! I’d been saying all year that the MC (previously known as the Manchild) and I needed to go somewhere just the two of us. ¬†Michelle, thankfully, keeps me on track, and this last weekend was the time to do it… Continue reading “A run to the ocean”