• Scott Boulder – Gravel Edition

    Last year I came across a Scott Boulder which I hoped to restore, out of a past and somewhat nostalgic to Scott.  Well if you read that post you’ll know that the bike was more than a little disaster.  The big items like wheels, forks, seat tube and brakes were complete goners, succumbing to decades of corrosion.  The drivetrain however was in pretty good shape and the frame, aside from the gaudy colors, was actually a pretty nice light chromoly…Continue Reading

  • Garmin Vivoactive 4 vs. Instinct vs. Covid-19

    There are plenty of exhaustive reviews of both the Instinct and the Vivoactive 4 out there, but this isn’t one of them.  I’m just a person who has used the Instinct for a year or so, before switching to the Vivoactive 4 a few weeks ago. I’m a 59 year old guy who rides his bike a bit, goes on hikes, and plays occasionally with running.  In revamping my health over the last few years, my eyes are tragically still…Continue Reading

  • Seattle to Portland – 2020 Virtual Edition

    I just completed the Seattle to Portland 2020(STP), though this years STP was virtual in a certain manner of speaking.  There was no real event with thousands of people forming a ribbon of bikes between Seattle and Portland, but people, many people, took up the challenge to ride real bicycle miles in an organized virtual STP challenge.   The challenge was to ride over 200 miles, the equivalent mileage to Portland, within a 2 week calendar window.  I think that…Continue Reading

  • VP Who?

    I reluctantly voted for Donald Trump in 2016.  In my opinion he was, and still is a narcissist, an egomaniac and a liar, but with respect to ingrained political corruption, he is no Hillary.  I also expected that he would put all the right people in the right position because his drive to win would outweigh his ego; I was wrong.  Another part of my decision to vote for Donald Trump was that he brought along Mike Pence, who I…Continue Reading