Chilly Hilly 2018

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”

The Storm that wasn’t!

For most of the last 25 years I have worked at the Mighty P. It is a personal lines insurance (meaning we have car, house and boat  insurance for people) company that writes policies in Washington and Oregon.

I am also a science geek, I think anything mother nature can do is simply amazing. So, when you combine science geek and insurance nerd, the news that a potentially historic storm was bearing down on us peaks my interest! Continue reading “The Storm that wasn’t!”

This is a whole different year

Last year I joked from November through March that we were having “The Year Without a Winter.”  It was a season where the rains never came, and the snow never flew in the Cascades.

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It was great for our hero and his cycling, I was able to ride all the time and not get drenched.  This year, at least so far, is shaping up to be different!  Continue reading “This is a whole different year”

The bike and Armageddon!

Regular readers may have been wondering if I had fallen in a ditch while wine tasting, or been captured by little green men while in California.  I’d been sharing the events and adventures of our Santa Rosa trip (and I have at least 2 more posts to go on it) when all hell broke loose here at home…. Continue reading “The bike and Armageddon!”

Tony!! You are wearing flip flops!!

I picked one helluva a day to get back on track.  When we woke up Saturday morning, the wind was howling out of the south.  The weather dudes and dudettes had predicted this was coming.  So I put on a pair of shorts and slipped on the Kino Sandals from Key West and jetted off for the morning Starbucks run.  Shoot it was 50 deg outside, balmy for November in Seattle!

As we walked in, Trish, the barista, yelled from across the room “Tony!!  You are wearing flip-flops!”  YEP!  I wear sandals year round!

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The good news?  the power had blinked at Starbucks, and the computers were slow to reset. Free drink and chonga bagel today!  YAY!!  The bad news, today was the day I’d picked for getting back on track with riding the bike… Continue reading “Tony!! You are wearing flip flops!!”

Weather Advisory part 2!

Well yesterday I told y’all about a “rain event” that was occurring in the Seattle area.  Turns out, we set a record.  The single wettest September day ever, 1.71 inches at the airport.  Yep, there were some times that there was a serious gully washer going on.  A bit of urban flooding, some flooded basements, but nothing more than we can handle.

It is entirely possible though, that by the time this posts, I will be telling a completely different story.  The weather around her today has been a bit nuts.  My mom, heading over Chinook Pass posted this picture:

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Though it’s a bit early, it isn’t unheard of to have snow on Chinook in September.  It really is kinda pretty.  But, this is NOT the weather we are concerned about here today. Continue reading “Weather Advisory part 2!”