COVID-19 Wk 54: Proof of Concept

I didn’t write anything for week 53. Other than building a raised bed for some blueberry bushes in the backyard not a lot was going on. I spent way too much time in front of a computer screen last week too. We’re in the middle of budget season at my job and I spent hours…

COVID-19 Wk 13: Getting Social(ish)

Mia is the only person I have done any sort of outdoor activity with since late February. While I had plenty of plans between then and now it goes without saying that COVID screwed it all up. (how many times have I written that in a blog post now….?) I finally loosened my self restriction…

COVID-19 Wk 6: Don’t Inject Lysol

So our esteemed leader actually suggested that people inject disinfectant into their bodies or depending on how you take his idiotic statement that the science community look into it. Dumbass! Seriously how the hell is this guy the President of the U.S.A? He tried to backpedal on this comment the next day but come on,…

Something Old, Something New

If you needed proof of how much the cycling community in the greater PDX area is suffering from cabin fever today provided ample proof. Ricky posted about a ride on February 15th a couple weeks ago on the OMTM Google group and asked for RSVPs to get an approximate count. There was a decent amount…

Not Too Shabby

It’s kind of nice when a ride plan comes together and way more people than you figured show up. I started Thursday with a text message to a couple friends about a gravel ride from my house and out to the Carlton area. That turned into a post on the OMTM google group and about…

Mystery Connections

Wanderlust is defined by Merriam-Webster quite simply as “strong longing for or impulse toward wandering.”  I’ve got plenty of lust for wandering which may also be phrased as I have a tendency towards exploring new areas.  This is especially true when I am new to an area.  I knew the towns/roads/trails around my college town…