COVID-19 Wk 56: Maintaining

It has been a quiet week, which is a good thing. I focused on some simple, but, long overdue bike maintenance. I’ve been collecting the required parts all winter to give the Independent Fabrications Crown Jewel a drivetrain overhaul. It’s crazy but two replacement chainrings for my Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed crankset were going to…

COVID-19 Wk 28: Fall is Here

I feel like there should be some sort of reference to 28 Weeks Later. At least in the movie the rage virus had been somewhat contained or maybe better said people where “safe” behind the quaratine zone. With COVID I still feel the best thing is to avoid contact with too many people and stay…

COVID-19 Wk 12: Some Me Time

The whole COVID-19 thing came screaming into Oregon in the middle of March. Mia and I had just spent three days in Cannon Beach while there was a big push to finish off the repairs to our house from the Great Laundry Flood of 2019. Since that time we have both been flat out at…

COVID-19 Wk 10: Not the Original Plan

Family tradition pretty much demands that Mia and I should have been going someplace for Memorial Day Weekend. In the 19 years we’ve been together we’ve done everything from Bar Harbor, Hershey Park, Jackson New Hampshire, Sisters, Bend, Walport/Yachats, Cannon Beach, Redwood Forest, and a heck of a lot more. Her birthday usually falls around…

Stowe Day 3

This should more aptly be called “Vermont Day 3” as we made a very circuitous route home.  Unfortunately this was to be our final  morning at the Gables Inn.  I really cannot say enough how much I liked this place.  The price was right, the breakfast was excellent, the location was perfect, and the owners…