Garin

Poor as my writing might be, I still like to write. I’ve written a blog or two in the past, but at one point or another they each became a chore rather than a joyful pastime. C.S. Lewis said, regarding writing, “Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.” I will be following Lewis’ advice so this blog, which bears my name, will remain a joyful pastime. Hope you like bikes.

Seahawks vs. Redskins

It’s November 5th and we all know what that means.  It means I went on a bike ride in place of watching the Seahawks game.  We had a cold strong wind from the North this morning so I just rode an out and back ride from Hovander.  I parked in the Fragrance Garden parking lot at Tennant Lake and rode the dirt portion of the trail (see this route) down …

Lincoln and McClellan 1863

Flag Etiquette

There’s a big picture of Tomi Lahren wearing a US Flag headlining a story over at the Bellingham Herald site.   It’s titled “Conservative pundit dressed up as the American flag. Did she violate the Flag Code?”   Don’t go Googling the Flag Code, because I don’t think you’ll find the real answer there. The answer is really about what’s in their heart.  Ask yourself if they are intending to honor our …

Houston at Seattle

  Houston vs. Seattle – The NFL afternoon game that I won’t be watching  today.  And guess what? I’m not watching it and that’s perfectly fine. I did get in a nice ride this morning.  Started up the south side of Galbraith a little after 6am, in the dark.  It was absolute calm as opposed to the leaf blower that’s going on outside now.  Anyways, as usual, great exercise riding …

Ferndale School Bond

  Last night was the first meeting of the newly formed FSD Bond Task Force and I was there.  I know, yet another task force aimed at passing a bond to repair/update/replace schools and facilities.  Wait, didn’t we just do one of those? Well, yes we did just do one of those a couple of years ago, and a couple before that, and a couple before that, and so on, …

Seahawks vs. Giants

No, I didn’t watch the Seahawks again today.  I tried to catch a sunny time this afternoon to get in a quick ride.  That sunny time turned out to be what we called a sucker hole when I used to climb mountains.  Then, it was a little more important to read correctly, today it just meant it took longer and I got wet.   A huge headwind and rain storm hitting …

Election Picks

You’ve got your ballot and now it’s time to draw those lines.  Here are my picks including my reasoning and/or lack of reasoning for my choices.  I’ve also got some other great bike related information accumulating about each candidate.  I’ll be sharing soon, maybe in the next couple of days. However for me, what they each said about their relationship with bicycles didn’t change any of my votes.  So without …