Rhodes Trip: Suttle Lake

Mia and I have been to/thru Sisters, Oregon many times. We’ve been over Santiam Pass a lot too. However we had only been to Suttle Lake once, briefly, this past spring when coming back from a weekend away. It was hot and we wanted to give Codi a quick swim before the long ride home….

COVID-19: The End(?)

Today the Governor announced that Oregon would be lifting it’s COVID-19 restrictions “no later than June 30th”. News reports as of this morning have us at 1.1% short of her original 70% goal. So as the saying goes…..Good enough for government work…… Obviously COVID-19 doesn’t just disappear because some government restrictions are lifted. The idea…

COVID-19 Wk 65: Prepping

My big event for 2021 is just under a week away. I’m riding the Skull 120 next week and as good or bad as my training has gone there isn’t much more I can do now in the case of fitness. All I can do now is focus on prepping and making sure my bike…

COVID-19 Wk 61: Back to Normal(ish)?

Took a bit of a “posting vacation” the past few weeks. Sometimes it’s just nice to do stuff and not feel obligated to write about it (mostly pressure I put on myself). And sometimes I spend way too much freaking time in front of a computer at work and don’t want to touch one on…

COVID-19 Wk 57: Skull Hollow Camping

Mia and I (and Codi) finally got out for a little excursion/fun/adventure in our van Clifford from Wayfarer Vans. I’ve spent a few solo nights in it since November, but, this was Mia’s first trip. We had a plan about 10 days ago to get out of Forest Grove and head someplace dry. I was…

COVID-19 Wk 55: Partially Vaccinated

I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine this past week. I wish I could express just exactly how freaking pleased I am with this. My second shot is three weeks out and then two weeks after that I hope to God that I am “good to go”. My arm was pretty sore the…