One week ago, from the time I am starting this post, Rob and I were almost 3 hours south of Centralia, and starting to cuss the rolling hills. As hard as a 200 miles ride is, the prep is just as tough. There are hours upon hours of training rides and being away from home. That means one weekend day is taken up with a ride and the other ends up being errand day. It aint easy on a cycling spouse to have someone gone that much.
Given that, the big training rides are over! Therefore we decided today would be a fun day to do something together we had never done.
Continue reading “A bird’s eye view”
I got lucky this weekend! As we know, Friday I spent driving to Portland and sitting in a an Apple store. In the end, the computer is alive and kicking! Plus we didn’t lose anything!
Then Friday, Rob and I successfully pedaled 106 miles from Portland to Pacific City
Initially, I was supposed to work Monday, jumping right back into the grind, but the corporate gods smiled on me, and I was able to sneak in one more day off…. Continue reading “Two very different walks!”
We moved down to Oregon on Saturday March 24th. On the 26th, I fired up the home office for the first time and we have been gong strong ever since. Working, walking on the beach, doing chores around the house, and in general, just living.
As I have two big rides coming up soon, each weekend has found me on the bike, doing progressively longer and harder rides to get ready for them. It’s a labor of love, as I truly enjoy time on the bike. Plus, with the way I love to eat, if I didn’t ride, I’d look like this!
This weekend though was different… Continue reading “A weekend off the bike”
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!”
As we all know the plan this week was supposed to be San Francisco and Napa. In fact, today we would’ve picked up a rental car and driven to wine country. Instead, we woke up here at the beach.
Yeah, I am NOT sad about that! Continue reading “We weren’t the only ones with a plan B trip!”
Monday morning dawned, and Michelle was up and raring to go after her half Marathon. How ready was she? Well after walking 13.1 miles the day before, she popped out of bed, put on her workout gear and went down to the workout room for a recovery elliptical machine session.
I drug my ass out of bed and went to Starbucks!
After saying goodbye to everyone, and grabbing some books for our library at home from Kim and Mark, Michelle and I were off to the coast! Continue reading “Cannon Beach 2017 Part I”
There is a distinct dichotomy between day 4 and day 5 on the coast ride. Newport to Florence has some of my favorite places in the world. It is a gorgeous ride. From Florence south is the exact opposite, it a long inland slog to a town that is just NOT pretty. But to do the Oregon coast, you have to do both days! Continue reading “Day 4 Oregon Coast Newport to Florence and Day 5 Florence to Coos Bay”