• Tour de Whatcom 2022

    I am glad that 2022 was a pretty much normal year for Tour de Whatcom(TDW) and by that I mean no Covid like 2020 where I did all of the rides as solo/outlaw rides and no oral surgery restrictions like 2021 where I did just the 40 mile route.  Oh yeah, there was the issue with the crappy spring weather that slowed down road training, and then the wonderful eye work being done at PCLI that had me doing no…Continue Reading

  • On Memes

    There is usually more to any situation Things are always more complicated than a meme It’s never a mistake to lead with compassion Remember first that we are all children of God

  • Can’t Help Myself

    When I see bikes like this for sale I really can’t help myself.  I think that the affliction is a combination of factors, in this case the bike: is from my era, is all stock, is $50, and in my opinion needs to be saved from the dump?   To be clear, that list was likely all rationalizations.  Rationalization or not, this completely stock 1987 Schwinn Sierra was billed as a cute, sturdy bike that want’s some TLC and for…Continue Reading

  • Winter Riding Tip

    Many of my ride posts attest to the fact that I ride year round.  You know rain, snow, dark of night, like the postal service only I do it for recreation.  I’ve pushed my bike up the last snowy bit on Galbraith many a time and even carried my bike over parts of Wickersham in the snow.  This year though I am trying a little different take on winter riding; winter riding in Baja.  My wife and I packed up…Continue Reading