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Probably no ride today

Saturday, April 13, 2013      0 comments

There's a high wind warning today. I can tell just by looking out the window I don't want to ride. The forecast is for 30-40 mph winds with 50 mph gusts. The crazy thing is, I'm still tempted. Maybe I'll go for a mountain bike ride instead... Read more

Yeah, it was windy

Thursday, April 11, 2013      3 comments

I rode home along the north side of the river. That's my normal route, but it's very exposed to the wind. The south side of the river has more protection from the wind, but that route adds four miles to my commute. The waves on the river w... Read more

Windy day ahead

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      1 comments

Here's the forecast for today: SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH. I still plan on riding home this afternoon. On the plus side, there won't be many people out on the trail.... Read more

Good weekend!

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      1 comments

The Hubs and I spent last weekend at a lodge near 49 Degrees North ski area near Chewelah, WA, with one of his sisters. I love 49 North - lots of terrain, laid back atmosphere, rarely a wait to get on a chair lift. They don't charge for lift tic... Read more

I'm back! (I think)

Wednesday, April 03, 2013      3 comments

I've been a lot more active this week. My allergies are ramping up a little, but the cold is gone. I've encountered a few other people who had the same symptoms: the cold hit like a freight train, no fever, but extreme tiredness. Dunno what it w... Read more

First ride in a couple of weeks

Saturday, March 30, 2013      0 comments

It's a beautiful day here. High 60's (so far), sunny, light variable wind. My throat is still a little scratchy from the Martian Death Cold I've had for over a week, but I needed to get out and ride. And I was richly rewarded. Over the first 64 ... Read more

And now, a wallow in self-pity

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      0 comments

I walked yesterday morning. It was my first exercise in over a week. It was a slow walk, too (about 3 mph). Yesterday, I toyed with the idea of bringing my bike to work today and riding it home tonight. My motivation was probably to miss out on ... Read more

Being a sloth

Monday, March 25, 2013      1 comments

My last bit of exercise was last Monday morning. I was scheduled for a walk/run, but I knew I didn't have it in me. I went for a short walk instead. I left work early that afternoon & went home sick. I've spent most of the last seven days ... Read more

I must be crazy

Saturday, March 16, 2013      1 comments

We were planning to head out of town this weekend. I figured that meant no riding until next Monday. Those plans changed, so with no really good reason to not ride, I rode. It's a windy day. The forecast called for 25-30 mph winds with 40-... Read more

I'm declaring this a good week, even though it's only Thursday

Thursday, March 14, 2013      0 comments

I rode 59 commuter miles this week. I won't be riding this weekend, so my legs get a bit of a break. They deserve the rest - they're tired! The last two rides were relatively wind-free. The ride was a gift, a blessing, and a heck of a lot of fun... Read more

Another blustery day

Tuesday, March 12, 2013      1 comments

I rode into work this morning with a 15-mph wind from the SW. That's mostly good. Riding east towards my office puts a SW wind on my right rear quarter when I'm riding along the river, which is the bulk of the ride. And it's a tailwind when I'm ... Read more

Great way to start a week

Monday, March 11, 2013      2 comments

I'm following the Rookie 5K Your Way program. I've done Week 1 (walk four minutes, run 1 minute) twice. I just don't think I'm ready for Week 2 (walk 3 minutes, run 2 minutes), so this morning I walked four minutes and ran for 90 seconds. It wor... Read more

One of those days that makes me love where I live

Saturday, March 09, 2013      2 comments

It's sunny with temps in the 50�'s today. Perfect day for a ride. Unlike the miserable ride I had home last Wednesday, during which I did not see another soul (other than those in cars), there were a lot of people out today. Lots of friendly p... Read more

My nemesis, the wind

Thursday, March 07, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday looked like a March day. Sunny at times, rain threatening off & on, breezy. I checked the most recent weather data from the airport about an hour before I left work. 49F, wind 12 mph from the SSW. As I walked off the courthouse c... Read more

Hey, gardening is exercise too!

Sunday, March 03, 2013      3 comments

No ride today, but I'm feeling very good about the garden. This was a very mild winter. Our swiss chard & spicy greens mix over-wintered well. We even have a couple of "volunteer" leaf lettuce plants that appeared in the last week or so. We... Read more


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