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 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 51: Rail(ing) Trailing It

It is getting to that time of the year/season when I am tired of “riding” my bike on the indoor trainer. As I get more and more rides outside, and daylight savings approaches, returning to the garage for another trainer session becomes less and less appealing. Work really wore me down this week. I was…

COVID-19 Wk 38: Doing our thing

I predicted the other week that Oregon would exceed 2,500 cases within a week of Thanksgiving. I was only a day off and a couple hundred cases off. I can’t say I’m surprised. People will preach to others about social distancing, staying local, limiting chances of exposure, etc. But in the true American way when…

COVID-19 Wk 37: Freaking Thieves

There is a bit of a running “joke” at work that I don’t like people. Mostly because I say it often enough. The truth is it is a bit more nuanced than that. I equate it to my New Hampshire upbringing. In general I’d say New Englanders are a bit more stoic and we tend…