Ladies and gents, I have reviewed many a book on the Mountainstroh Blog over the years. Some I have loved and others not so much. The one I am presenting to you today is one of the best yet.. Continue reading “Book Review: A Guide to Falling Down in Public by Joe Kurmaskie”
Ok, I won’t lie, I take a little bit of pride in the name of my blog. I have traveled 20000 miles and had some vert memorable adventures. But, my hat goes off to Dominic Gill. He did 2000o miles in 2 years traveling from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Just to add flavor, he did so riding alone, on a tandem (bike built for two) bike, and offering the rear seat to anyone who would be willing to ride and help him along the route…
For the record, I feel guilty sometimes reviewing these books. The writers have done things I will NEVER do. I commend them all for having more guts than I ever will, and for their achievements. So whether the book is good, bad, or indifferent, it is no reflection on he or she who had the adventure…
I have recently come to the conclusion that I have been pretty darn lazy lately. Not in the riding or exercise department (shoot today I planked using a Bosoo ball for 50 seconds, plus the walk and the ride home). Nope I am talking I have been taking the easy way out in reading.
Folks there are two things about me when it comes to Christmas shopping. One, I hate shopping in stores, so I use the online option. Amazon has become my friend! Second, being the reader that I am, I like to share books whenever possible, especially with kids.
I am VERY lucky that a great friend of mine, Renee, has written some of the best kidlet books I’ve ever seen. I wanted to share these with you today as we all start shopping!
Folks, my wife is a planner. She is always looking ahead, next week, next month, next year, and farther out. (It’s a damn good thing, I am lucky to plan ahead enough to see if my mom wants to feed the Manchild and I on any given Tuesday!)
Given this, and the fact that this is a year of milestone birthday for her, she has a list of things that she wants to get done in the year leading up to and after the birthday. Some are easy: riding the big ferris wheel in Seattle was done New Years day this year.
Others, like the one that was fulfilled yesterday took a LOT more work… Continue reading “A new surprise in the neighborhood”
It has been a while since I have done a book review on a cycling book. I’ve honestly stayed away from these for a while, as the last few just haven’t been that great. However, when my buddy Joe Kurmaskie, my favorite cycling story author comes out and recommends one on his Facebook page, how could I not read it?
Aside from riding the bike, hiking mountains and spending time here sharing stories with you, I am also an avid reader. If I am sitting, I am reading. If I am standing in line I am reading. It’s been that way since the 4th grade will be so forever. Shoot, if by some off chance I end up at the pearly gates someday, I’ll probably be reading the Kindle waiting for St. Pete to call my name. (Somehow I think it will be a LONG wait, better sit by a power outlet….)
Today though, I was reminded why I like to read the books before I watch the movie (or the series… Continue reading “Read First and Watch Second”