So last weekend would have been the 2020 STP, the Seattle to Portland bike ride. 200 plus miles from the University of Washington to the Rose District of Portland. Close ro 10,000 of my best cycling friends ride it every year.
Covid cancelled the real ride this year, though Michelle and I will be riding the virtual STP starting Saturday!
On Facebook, people are posting memories of their rides. and it started me thinking of my 4 times on this one. I decided it was a good time to share them with you!
Continue reading “Remembering the Seattle to Portland!”
As we all know, the reason Michelle and I were able to move here to the coast is because the Mighty P let us telecommute from here. My normal work attire now is shorts, t-shirt and no shoes or sock.
However, the expectation when we moved here was that we would need to come back from time to time and work in the office. This week was a whirlwind trip for me. The drive up was uneventful, and the time in the office productive. My boss also convinced me to finally let him take me out for my 5th anniversary lunch. (My second 5th anniversary.)
We went to Red Robin! YUM!!!
But it was the drive home, that will be remembered. Continue reading “A drive to remember”
Here we are, three days after crossing the finish line in Portland. My rear end no longer pains me when I sit, the old man noises have dwindled some and I was able to walk the neighborhood with Michelle.
The bike still sits in the garage and will NOT move for another week, but the body is on its way to recovery.
This was my 4th time on this ride, the first was exactly 10 years ago, and I did it in two days, the rest were all 1 day rides.
These are just some random thinkings about my rides and the STP in general… Continue reading “Seattle to Portland Thoughts”
There are certain days of the year people look forward to every single year. Christmas, birthdays, 4th of July, and REI dividend day are just a few of the these. There is also the last Sunday in February!
What happens then you ask? The Cascade Bike Club’s Chilly Hilly! Continue reading “Chilly Hilly 2018”
After all the issues with TSA and traffic and white knuckled driving, plus the battle for what little space is available to us on the plane, Michelle and I landed in Seattle about 30 minutes earlier than expected! HELL YEAH!! Musta been a pretty darn good tailwind!
We made a point to take advantage of the time…
Continue reading “Back in Washington and back in the saddle!”
I woke up a couple of days ago, and noticed it was February. I have NO idea where the hell January went so quickly. It seems like just yesterday it was New Years. Work and weather combined to make this one helluva busy month, It was also very stingy on miles. I ended ups with only 235 for January. Over 100 less than the year before.
I can tell I am going to have a challenge this year: To not beat myself for not making the same miles from last year. Last year was a fluke and a record. I will get plenty of miles this year, but it doesn’t need to be as much as last year.
That being said, I wanted to kick off February well… Continue reading “A mid winter’s ride”
Well folks, here it is, 3 oclock in the afternoon on New Years day. We have taken down the Christmas trees, gone grocery shopping, hit the book the sale at 3rd Place Books and I snuck in a COLD 30 mile ride on the Burke Gilman trail. All in all an eventful day.
But as I sits and sips the Diet Man Dew, its time to look back over the year… Continue reading “Looking back at 2017”
Ladies and gents, I am not like most avid cyclists in a couple of ways. First off, I have only one bike, It is my commuter, long distancer, multi day trekker, errand runner, indoor exerciser and over all work horse. I figure I only have one butt, so I only need one bike.
I also NEVER set a mileage goal for the year. I set out to ride as often and as far as I can, but I truly don’t want to put any stress on myself for riding. It’s supposed to be enjoyable. If I set a goal, I will start berating myself if I don’t get ‘enough’ miles each month.
However, near the end of the year, things can change… Continue reading “I caught a window!”
So when I last left y’all, I had told you that Michelle and I had had one HELLUVA busy weekend last week. (See That was a busy 36 hours!) I will tell you that the week did slow down a bit, and I was NOT rushing near as much as last Saturday. Continue reading “it was an interesting week!”
I have lamented more than once, here on my friendly neighborhood blog, that Michelle and I find ourselves very busy at time. This always surprises us, as by nature we are pretty much introverted homebodies.
I can’t remember, though, a weekend that has ever been the whirlwind that this one was! Continue reading “That was a busy 36 hours!!”