Tag Archives: Success

2018 Cycling Goal

I am not sure how it has happened, but for the last 4 years my annual miles keep increasing! A the end of 2014 I had 3483 miles. In 2015, I broke 4000 miles for the first time ever, hitting … Continue reading

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I caught a window!

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. … Continue reading

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Challenge Accepted!

So, this morning I was perusing my news app on the iPad. For the record, I made a point to skip the political crap that always tends to make me grouchy, It was a crisp, early Saturday, we had slept … Continue reading

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Its been a long haul

So what happens when it is halfway through the month of December and our hero Mountainstroh has a total of 10 (nope not a typo, ten) bike miles so far? Well for one, he starts wondering just how many layers he will … Continue reading

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Tougher than I will ever be!

Ladies and gentlemen I have been on hard rides, I have done more than one blog post about the ones that are seared into my memory. And, I have, during a climb to Chinook pass, been told by a group … Continue reading

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An adventure can happen any time you are on 2 wheels

Way back in 1995, when I first thought about climbing Mt. Rainier, I started reading real life adventure books. Up in the attic, in 4 big tupperware containers is the resulting library.  I have books on mountain climbing, arctic travels, … Continue reading

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Friends in Low Places

I am not a big country and western fan, but there are a few I will bust into ‘harmony’ (or lack there of) with when they come on the radio, or Pandora or someone’s play list.  One it Garth Brooks’ Friends … Continue reading

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I can do it!

As with most people, I am part of Facebook.  Unlike some, I like it a lot.  It keeps me up to date on what is going on, lets me tell stories. vent, poke the bears and, sometimes the best part, … Continue reading

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Them’s that are the Hardest are the one’s you remember the Mostest!

I saw a post today from a lady in Sacramento who finished a Century ride on Saturday.  Now with this Facebook page, that is a common occurrence, it has about 3000 + riders who love to share pictures, encouragement and … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa Part II

Last October, while Michelle and Kim we getting ready for the Portland Half Marathon, the Santa Rosa trip had its genesis.  In the hotel where the packet pick up was occurring, other runs were lobbying for people to sign up, … Continue reading

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