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!!”
Once again I was called upon by the Mighty P to leave the land of year round (well for the most part) cycling and head east to the wilds of Eastern Washington. Yep, I had to make the run to Spokane again to train some new hires, molding them into my image.
For those of you who do not know, Spokane is in the midst of its snowiest and coldest winter in years…. Continue reading “The things we do to stay in shape!”
Way back in the early days of the 20,000 miles blog (back then it was 10,000 miles (true story)) I did my first racking up the miles post. It was a chance a sit back, reflect on the month, and remember all that had happened on and off the bike.
Since then, with the exception of one month last summer where I flat forgot, I have done “Racking up the Miles” post every month. Sometimes it seems like a chore, other times its work to fill up even a paragraph.
This month is different, I am HELLA excited to do this post this month! Why? Read on… Continue reading “Racking Up the Miles: May 2016”
Anyone who has read more than a post or two here in the trusty Mountainstroh blog, will quickly realize that I truly love cycling. I’ve ridden in rain, shine, fog, hail and even snow. Never have I regretted being on two wheels.
I would be lying, though, if I said all rides are the same amount of fun. Too much heat, cold, wet or sadistic winds can make even a short ride harder than it should be. (it’s still better than being in an office or stuck in freeway traffic for hours though.
There are some rides, though, that are just perfect. These come about unexpectedly sometimes, but when they do, a rider can’t help but smile when he thinks (or blogs about it!) Last evening was one of those rides…. Continue reading “Some rides just remind me why I ride”
Over the years, the people I work with in Seattle and Lynnwood office have gotten used to my riding the bike to and from work. They have even, for the most part, gotten used to me riding over 100 miles in a day, just for fun.
Because of this, I forget that those in Spokane, even though they know I ride, haven’t been exposed to my riding. A buddy of mine, Josh, posted the title of this post on my page. He has been a cyclist in the past, so I know he is kidding, but it made me giggle.
Others though, just look at me strangely when I say I am staying all the way downtown…. Continue reading “You know there are hotels closer to the office right?”
Once again, ladies and gents, I am
stuck working in Spokane this week. In the past, as we know, this would mean I would be suffering with Spinbitch in a spin class after work. However, this time I came up with a new plan… Continue reading “What the HELL was THAT!”
OK, I will admit, there was a time, not all that long ago, where one of my mantras was “Sleep is overrated!” Followed quickly by, “I will sleep when I am dead!”
Nowadays, I truly love my sleep. The alarm goes off and I growl. I would much rather roll back over, snug back up with Michelle and close my eyes again. Needless to say, I know get a LOT more sleep than I used to. That is, until these last couple days… Continue reading “Damn I am tired”
You know, there are times that life just flat gets busy. Work, family, family, work, house, kids, work, life, cats, and whatever else pops up taking those precious extra hours of the day away from us. It’s a wonder we all just ain’t frazzled beyond belief!
Sometimes you just have to say,”Screw it!” and have a Just Cuz afternoon…
Wait, you aren’t sure what that is…. Continue reading “Just Cuz”
Well ladies and gents, as we know, when I am stuck in Spokane, especially in the winter months, I am without a bike. As my wife Michelle will tell you, if I am without a bike and do not work out, I might get a bit cranky.
Last year, to combat this, I signed up for a package of Spin Classes. I had no idea what I was expecting but what I got was NOT it…. Continue reading “Back in a real saddle”