Tag Archives: Winter

Winter is coming, wait, Winter is here!!

So this morning, there I was, getting ready for the ride to work. I had the riding shorts on, and I debating which coat to wear. It had been raining over night, and the forecast had called for showers today. … Continue reading

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We grow’s them TUFF up here!

February and early March have been rough around here weather wise. I know, I know, per the calendar, it is still winter. But normally by now there are some hints that spring is coming. This year, though, winter has been digging in … Continue reading

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So Glad I Sucked it Up and Went

I observed a class at work today, which is an easy gig. No prep, participate only when you want, and we had cookies near the end of session! (The chocolate chips were fresh out of the oven and the chips were … Continue reading

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Wettest Winter Ever

Yep, it is official, the Seattle area has had its wettest winter ever! I know, I know, those who do not live in the Northwest might be amazed.  As far as the rest of the country is concerned, every day … Continue reading

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Winter Riding Comfort

I frequently refer to 2015 as the “Year without a winter.”   Throughout the beginning of the year, we were unseasonably warm and dry.  Riding last year was a pleasure for a cyclist, even if the state paid for it with … Continue reading

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The Weather Gods Suckered Me!

Last week, if you remember, I woke up, got geared for the ride, opened the door and saw…. GULLYWASHER!  I did an about-face, shucked the riding gear and drove in with Michelle to work.  Sometimes, it is just OK to decide this … Continue reading

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It’s there if you look

As I type this, it is a wet cold day outside here in the Northwest.  I have a fire started in the wood burning stove, the Manchild is on the couch wrapped in a big blankie, and on Facebook I … Continue reading

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Feels like fall!

Ok I know., When it comes to the weather I have been a complainer lately.  “It’s too hot!”  “I’m Melting!  “I’m tired of 80 degrees!”  Yep, Broken Record Valente they call me! I have no idea how I would survive … Continue reading

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Too hot vs. Too cold

Yes it’s that time again, even though the rest of the country is deals with much worse heat, we, here in Seattle, have been experiencing upper 80s and low 90s all summer.  Many of you would kill for temps like … Continue reading

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Scaring the Children

I am a pretty good dad.  We have two boys, the Math Major is now 20 and the Manchild is 15.  Both of them are smarter than hell, and they and I get along better than my dad and I … Continue reading

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