Every year I have a dilemma.
Some time or other in the last 11 years I have been cycling, I picked up the tradition of riding my birthday miles on my birthday.
Now if you are in your 20s or 30s, and were born during daylight savings time, this would be easy.
However, this year I turn 55 later this month (UGH! I can no longer dodge saying I am in my mid 50s!) And my birthday is on a weekday that I am working, AND weather in November on the coast can be rough!
This means I have modified the tradition. In my book I fulfill the task if I ride my birthday years on any day of November. Today was that day!
Continue reading “Birthday Miles and Then Some!”
So here we are, the start of our second Memorial Day as residents of the Oregon Coast.
So far this evening has NOT been the most relaxing. I left the office at 3 for a quick errand to take our bottles and glass to the local transfer station to be recycled (for some reason we can’t put glass in our curb side bins)
Then , after work, I went down to buy farm fresh eggs. Where, as I walked back to the car, I noticed the back tire was almost flat. (it had just enough to get me home). Having had allowed our AAA to lapse, I rolled up the sleeves and changed it myself!
Then I had just enough time to get to Les Schwab to get it repaired for free!
I renewed my AAA as well….
But that is NOT what I mean by not boring…. Continue reading “It Never Gets Old”
You know sometimes life gets busy. Work keeps you hopping, things go on outside work, and suddenly weeks will pass. Sometimes you don’t even realize it.
Then, you start wondering (ok at least I do) how’s come I haven’t had a ping from a person visiting the blog? Only to find its been 3 weeks since the last post….
Wow BAD blogger!! Continue reading “WOW! I have NOT been a good blogger!!!”
Here it is, almost the end of June, and we are approaching the 3rd month here on the coast. And after three months, we are VERY much still enjoying life here. The pace is slower, working from home there is no commute and I am still discovering new things on a regular basis.
I love walking the beach, riding the coast, and just experiencing the feel of world around us. This last week, though, nature put on a serious show just for my benefit…
Just a warning for the squeamish, there are some ‘circle of life’ photos attached…
Continue reading “Never get tired of coast nature”
Folks, as we all know this is the week after Memorial Day, which means it is a short work week. As most of us also know, short work weeks can be tough, since you essentially have to do 5 days work in 4.
Add to it, that for some reason this week, NOTHING has been easy! In short this work week sucked. Then today started out with an unexpected unpleasant surprise… Continue reading “DAMN I needed that!!!”
It’s Memorial Day weekend! For most people, in the USA, even though the calendar says differently, this 3-day weekend is the true start of summer.
Here in the Pacific Northwest, historically, this weekend doesn’t always ooze summer. Quite often, it can be a VERY wet weekend indeed. Especially at the ocean.
Therefore, when I woke up today, fully intending to crank out some miles on the bike, I was VERY pleasantly surprised to see blue sky and sun! With this kind of weather, how could it NOT be a great ride… Continue reading “The Sun came out!”
Somethings don’t change regardless of where you live.
Wherever you are, there are errands to run, chores to do, and bathrooms to clean. Ocean house or not, there are just things to have to get done.
Another commonality is the after work bike ride.
On morning rides, I have ALL day. I can go as far as I want and no worries. After work rides? I have to factor in sundown. I am not afraid of riding at night, but I prefer not to, especially when I have to work the next day. This tends to mean the evening rides follow the same routes each time.
I have a 20 and a 40 mile route, and it depends on when I get off work, the winds and how the legs are feeling, as to which one I choose.
I am learning, though, that one never knows what will happen on a ride here on the coast… Continue reading “OK, THAT was cool!”