So two years ago, when we first moved here, May hit and I swear it didn’t rain all month! We, here at the coast, were in a drought. Outdoor fires, even on the beach were soon banned and it was dry as a tater chip!
This year? Not so much! Its been raining off and on for the last couple of weeks. Today, I did a beach walk, 6.5 miles from the car at Gleneden Beach to Siletz Bay and back. It was dry when I got there, but it didn’t stay that way long!
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!
Here we are at the end of our second summer as coast kids. The days are getting shorter. The mornings are a little cooler, and we are getting more rain. Shoot we got two inches between Saturday and Monday morning.
Michelle and I have talked a time or two about this trip. Had we ended up at San Francisco and Napa as planned, it would have been MUCH less relaxing. There are so many things to see, that I would have been setting an alarm and it woulda been GO GO GO the entire time. In fact, Michelle told me she had scheduled a rest day in the vacation on Friday as she knew I would be on the move.