• 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

  • Tour de Sad News 2020

    Earlier today, I received an email, “Regrettably, we must inform you that the 2020 Tour de Whatcom scheduled for July 18th is officially canceled as of today due to the COVID19 pandemic.” And a bit later today I received another email, “Regrettably, we announce that the Mt. Baker Hill Climb scheduled for September 13th is officially canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.” It’s a weird year, this 2020. It’s not like I didn’t expect either of these cancellations. In truth,…Continue Reading

  • 1992 Scott Boulder

    It is without a doubt, the biggest wreck of a bike that I’ve ever taken in.   I spent next to nothing for it off of Craigslist, yet it was certainly too much by any monetary measure.  Fortunately for this nearly 30 year old Scott Boulder, I was measuring it’s worth with nostalgia rather than dollars, or this bike might be in a dumpster. By the monetary measure: the bike is old, the bike is unrideable, the tires are rotted…Continue Reading