COVID-19 WK 25: Something Worth Celebrating

Given the complete and utter craziness of 2020 there is definitely one thing to celebrate this weekend. Mia and I have been married for 16 years! Considering prior to meeting Mia my longest relationship was about two and half years, the longest I had the same job was about the same too. Being with Mia…

COVID-19 Wk 23: Out & About

Obviously the biggest news this last week was the Democratic National Convention to officially nominate Joe Biden as their presidential pick. I honestly didn’t watch any of it and only caught the highlights on the news. The reason being I already know who I am voting for in November. Nothing will change my mind. You…

COVID-19 Wk 14!!!: Summer Solstice

Fourteen weeks since COVID-19 wreaked havoc in Oregon. In hindsight this amount of time almost seems trivial. Many of us had the mindset that this would last maybe 5-6 weeks and we’d resume some kind of “normal”. Truth is at this point I’m resigned to just going with the flow and dealing with things as…

Exploring

I’ve got a quick little loop from the house that takes in a little bit of everything as far as road surfaces go. However there are a couple offshoots that I was wondering where they went. The answer is nowhere or at least currently impassable may be the better description. I was stopped by a…

Return to Deschutes River Trail

I last rode the Lower Deschutes River Trail with Dean back in October of 2016.ย  I wanted to head back and check it out because of the huge wildfire out there this summer.ย  Based on other pictures that I had seen online the old railroad cars and farmhouse were completely destroyed which is a HUGE…

Suffering Alone (AKA Solo Rides)

What happens when you try to get a group ride together and nobody shows up?ย  First you ponder (albeit briefly) if anyone likes you, then you continue on your merry way and have a fun ride. I emailed a bunch of friends to see who wanted to do the Barlow-Bonney-Bennet Loop (I call it the…