More Family Time

I just had Paul and his family out here in the PNW for my nephew’s graduation from UW-Bothell.  I spent last weekend up in the Seattle area to celebrate Travis’s accomplishment and to hang with some of the Rhodes side of my family.  It was nice to see everyone and to also get out on…

Tillamook Forest Ride

Twas the day before the night before Christmas (Christmas Eve Eve) and all through the valley the wind was gusty and the temps were falling.  Needless to say the thought of doing a road ride was very low.  There is nothing quite as motivation killing for me as cold and wind.  I don’t mind cold…

Home Sweet Home

I made a very quick trip home this past weekend because my parents are moving out of their house after 48 years.  I wanted to see the house that I grew up in one last time before they sell it and some one else gets a chance to make memories there. Fittingly enough it was…

Nice Surprise

My brother is an airline pilot and sometimes ends up in the PNW when he is on-call.  Usually it’s Seattle, and it’s usually on short notice.  last time he was there was a couple months ago, but we were booked for the weekend and couldn’t make it up. Well on Thursday morning I got a…