• Whitey’s First Ride

    Got Whitey together and serviced enough to take him for a ride today.  Did my Mixed Loop Route in Ferndale, along the Nooksack River.  It’s my goto local ride and a good place for a first ride.  Mostly because if something goes desperately wrong it’s an easy walk or an easy call for help, but secondly it has a bit of everything, pavement, gravel, sand, usually mud, and even a few roots. Whitey turned out to be the bike I hoped he…Continue Reading

  • Just Another Day

    I know it’s been said, because I’ve said it, that we live in the Pacific Northwest so if we were to wait until it quit raining to do something then we might never do anything. That was my thought as I left my wet driveway this morning for a relatively quick 11 mile loop in the rain. Lots of puddles, lots of rain, lots of time listening to the gurgling sound as water completely fills the space between fender and…Continue Reading

  • Crisp Morning on Galbraith

    Crisp is code for froze my rear end again.  Didn’t even start until almost 6:30am, but even that was too early.  My fingers haven’t been that cold since I was a kid, who didn’t want to come in from sledding, but now I fancy myself as an adult and as an adult I should know better, or at least buy a newer warmer set of winter gloves.  Cold or not, riding of any kind is still more fun than most…Continue Reading

  • Signs of the Times

    So I rode my Noon Road Loop again today.  It’s a nice 24 mile loop that I do pretty regularly.  It appeals to me because most of it is through farmland and along back roads.  I was going slow today, likely slower than usual.  But slow can often have silver linings, which it did for me today. First silver lining was that it was a kind of dreary day, but I found the sun near one of those giant marshmallow…Continue Reading