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Favorite Rides: PT. Defiance 2013 Edition

Near to the 4th of July celebration for a number of years now my bicycle riding buddies and I have done an 86 mile day ride to PT. Defiance on Puget Sound and nearby Tacoma, Washington.   There is a huge park at the Point and also the Zoo.  When we rode into the park this […]

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Wed, July 3 2013 » On the Road » No Comments

Hot Thoughts

The rain has returned to the Pacific Northwest and it is getting colder.  Not been able to do much riding because of catching up on all the tasks I missed while on the Sierra Cascades cycling tour.   I am also getting lots of good help in repairing my Bianchi Eros bike, which truly took a […]

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Thu, November 17 2011 » On the Road » No Comments

REENTRY – 5 lessons learned

I am home from the Sierra Cascades Bike Tour of 2011.  My good old bicycle is being taken apart in California to be shipped home.  It may take a lot of work to get this 12 year old work horse back in shape.   I only had 5 gears left after a pack cord broke loose […]

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Thu, September 29 2011 » On the Road » No Comments

Up Hill and Down

Two and a half weeks of biking left to go on this Sierra/ Cascades Mountain passes tour. This has been an amazing experience and we have met so many interesting people. When we arrived in Mazama, Washington the whole community was gathered for a pizza feed in the park and they included us in their […]

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Thu, September 8 2011 » On the Road » 1 Comment

Cycling Trip is 3 Weeks Away – Mental Prep

Our 5 week Mountain Passes trip from Canada to Mexico is just 3 weeks away ( August 15-September 25,2011).  My front panniers, which my children gave me for my birthday and Father’s day have arrived, along with another back pannier for my tent and sleeping gear and that made me happy.   It will be nice […]

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Thu, July 21 2011 » Discoveries » No Comments