That’s the mileage for my virtual tour of the Tour de Whatcom(TDW) routes that I am riding this summer due to the covid-19 induced cancellation of the TDW reality ride. It was 63 miles and after about the first 40 miles I was feeling every one of those miles. I recently rode the 20 & 40 routes and then last week rode another 50 mile loop out in the county so I was feeling pretty good about 63 miles. So…Continue Reading
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
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
Where do you get your information regarding the status of our current Covid-19 pandemic? MSNBC, CNN, FOX, the Whitehouse….Youtube, Facebook, Twitter….? The list goes on and on and on, but who is the most reliable source? That’s almost a pun, because if someone asked me “who is the most reliable source of information regarding Covid-19?” I would answer, “WHO, as in the World Health Organization, the people who are monitoring the whole situation for sake of humanity rather…Continue Reading
I’m talking trails, not mushrooms. Don’t know, maybe there are mushrooms there too, in addition to the trails. The trails or trail are out of the Lake Whatcom Park out at the end of the North Shore Road. I’ve ridden and hiked the Chantrelle Trail several times, but this recent trip was a treat because the trail has been extended past the overlook, essentially doubling the length of the trail. What was the 2 mile Chantrelle Trail leading up to…Continue Reading
Today, we are polluting our world. Today our climate is changing. Now is not the time to argue and divide humanity. Now is the time to reduce and eliminate pollution. Tomorrow, we can eat healthy foods, drink clean water, and breathe fresh air, while together we ponder if our climate change came courtesy of man, or God.