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

Covid-19

One last note about covid-19 before there is nothing left of it in the news, save politics.  As of writing this, Washington state appears to be over the “hump” of the outbreak and I am already seeing social media rewriting our recent history from just the last few months, even last week and yesterday seem to be also up for grabs.  But really the gist of this post is about helping us weather this outbreak and some of my thoughts…Continue Reading

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

Remember When

Remember when the soft drink industry spent millions of dollars to get us to vote down a soda tax?  I commented on it in an election related post, but the gist of it was that communities wanted the option of using taxes/fees as a means of protecting the health of their people by reducing the consumption of sugary drinks in their community.  This led to soft drink companies mega funding a campaign for an initiative to ban such soda taxes.  I-1634…Continue Reading