Heliotrope Ridge

Biking is and has been my go to recreation choice for most of my life, but really anything in the out of doors will do nicely. For instance this early season hike up Heliotrope Ridge that my wife and I did last week was a sensory experience that could not be matched on a bike. Rather than typing out a bunch of words, I will let the pictures tell the story in this blog post. However, just like riding, there…Continue Reading

Burley 2.0

A few weeks ago I looked around my garage searching for space to hang one more just one more bike. I paused for only a moment before grabbing down my Kona Dew.  It’s rare that a bike leaves my garage for a new how, but I’m out of space and seeing that the Burley Runabout and the Kona Dew serve mostly the same purpose, that purpose being my hop on and do anything bike, I considered letting one of them…Continue Reading

Masks

Don’t conflate donning a mask for self protection against a virus with donning a simple cloth mask to slow the spread of the virus to others.  They are not the same thing. Mask science is not political science nor social media science.  Mask science is science science, and it’s well established Science. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want to put this pandemic behind us and begin to reopen our lives and our economy. However, coronavirus must be addressed first…Continue Reading

Forty Four

Forty Four miles this morning for my second ride in my personal version of the 2020 Tour de Whatcom, the plan where I ride each of the routes, 20, 40,60 & 100 mile routes over the course of the summer.  It was pretty easy to connect the Raleigh Twenty to the 20 mile loop, but I had to think a bit longer on a connection to this route.  Save for one hill, I was pretty happy with my choice of…Continue Reading

Twenty

I was impressed with the ride-ability of the Raleigh Twenty after I rode the Twenty on a recent Bike to Work day and now am utterly impressed with the Twenty after taking it on the first of my non-sanctioned 2020 Tour de Whatcom (TDW) rides. Yesterday I left super early to do the 20 mile out and back route between downtown Bellingham and what would have been the last checkpoint in Ferndale, had this been the real TDW. I figured that if…Continue Reading

Conflate Confuse Rant

“So true” Really? This post is really nothing more than a rant, so if you were hoping for bike stuff, thanks but you can just move along to one of my other posts. I ran across this pic while checking in on my local representatives as I do from time to time.  For the most part, things were as I expected…mostly hang in there, we are working on it kind of stuff, but Senator Ericksen’s Facebook page was a different…Continue Reading