Sunday, December 30, 2012

Alki Ride

40 mile ride out to Alki and back for the last ride of 2012, or the first ride after the winter solstice.    This was the first time out since the 'event' and the bike felt good, back to normal.

Several other firsts here, first coffeeneuring training ride of the new season, first time out with the Garmin 200, easy to operate bike computer with GPS, but mysteriously does not have a clock on the main page, a big time fail!

Met up with the several Cascade Bike Club events at the Alki Tully's, said my hellos and acknowledged Jake the Ride Leader, but went on my way as a solo.   On the way up the Seattle Waterfront, had to thread through the many Seahawk fans as they stumbled into the Clink for the last home game of the football season.  The Waterfront continues to be confusing as construction continues, and will do so for some time to come, but Spokane street is open and there's a new route up to the West Seattle Bridge that's somewhat easier.

All in all, a good start back.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Jan Heine writes the Bicycle Quarterly.  In a recent post, he describes a typical, yet amazingly wonderful trip around the north end of Lake Washington.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Why all the miles? - Google Groups

Why all the miles? - Google Groups:

Great post and thread from Manny Acosta, covering the subject of Why We Ride.....

Saturday, December 8, 2012


As I approach the 6th decade on this planet, it's a good time for a considered recalibration of values, goals and priorities, particularly given the recent impact of experiences, behaviors and environment on my personal well-being.  Suffice to write, I'm making adjustments.

Among the personal notes:
  • Stretch, breathe, stretch, breathe
  • Ride more. Drive less.
  • More salad, fewer sandwiches.
  • Refer to the gurus for advice.
As far as goals, to participate in this challenge in 2013 is one that I hereby commit, and will train accordingly.