What a lovely day, thunderstorms and all 

Today’s weather was certainly quirky. Earlier in the afternoon, it was nice enough in Marysville to get a 20 minute walk in.  Not too much later the thunderstorm rolled through. My son and I planned to hit the gym, but the weather knocked the power out there. So, we went out for a little ride.  Read More …

New Year’s Weekend

It was a pretty calm weekend. Didn’t even hit the gym much, but that wasn’t too bad. Was feeling worn out, so clearly needed rest. Did make it to REI’s garage sale, scoring some great gear at killer prices. But not much, as the past month had been had a heap of extra expense. In Read More …

Cycling Backpack/Bag

I delight in seeing new bike gear. And I consider Timbuk2 gear “bike gear”. This one looks pretty groovy. (Note: I don’t think I rock the hipster style quite this well.) Besides the way the back stores your commuting essentials… …I love the idea of a “ventilated back panel”, especially if it prevents soggy back Read More …

Riding the Snoqualmie Valley Trail

Friends texted us Friday evening. We’d discussed riding the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, part of my want-to-ride list for ages. We parked and set out from Loutsis Park in Carnation. One side note: Apple’s map/Siri got us near Loutsis, but to a different park .3 miles away. Google Maps was able to get us the rest of the way. The Read More …