Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009


Yes.....the feat was completed, I survived, live to tell it and don't know if I can put into words such a personal accomplishment.

My Goal to Ride my bike straight through till winter break, with NO interruptions,NO excuses was recently conquered........along with some bizarre winter weather that brought all things to a halt. SNOW SNOW and more SNOW.

THE BREAK DOWN GOES like this: 73 days , 584 miles, NOT one Flat tire, or repair, dark days, bright days, cold days, icy days, SNOW days, earlier mornings, late nights, lots of layers of cloths days, and the days just go on.........MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, closed down 2days earilier then expected due to extreme snow that shut down the schools and basically the whole city......no joke. BUT I rode the whole time till the world stood still.

I am a bit sad no one challenged me or wanted too, or the support was at a dull minimum, even some thought it was crazy or why? AH! that to was a lesson learned, I can't tell you all the lessons I learned as I barked upon such a journey but this I do know, I did it, can't take it away, and I believed in myself enough to understand I will look forward to new and fun challenges in the future and not care, trust or depend on others to make it happen.............thanks for the ride.

The start of day 1 of snow and that to come,yes I have spent quality time with a shovel!! just ask my back...

yes, that is our car SOMEwhere under there,24hrs....23inchs of snow,new city record!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Major malfunction!!!!! I was off by ONE day in my blog report yesterday........might not seem like much, but when your trying to accomplish a goal like mine it DOES matter, if you don't believe me just ask Micheal Phelps if 1/10th of a sec matters in the Olympics.......uh huh.

SO it has been 68 days in a row and 552 miles!!!!!! believe me it does matter--every day, every mile. IT's kind of like losing a $100 bill, it matters and sucks!!!!!!!

later........I have riding to do!

*side note: weather warning in effect---Snow 6-12 inches possible on Fri, Sat, Sundays hight temp 9'. hmmmmmmm this next week could be a challenge in the bike department, but this is the last week...........will I make it???

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

STill AliVe!!!!!!!!

hi-de-ho! where did the month go! NOV. is gone, and oh! my did I forget to blog? will the blog police be on my door step any minute to fine ME!!?? well so be it, cause I am still alive and kicking it hard on the BIKE!!!!!!!!

Update: 67 days in a row!!! (544 miles) no stopping or excuse...... many times I have wanted to stop, the weather here has not been my friend, cold, wet, and cold, did I mention it is cold? especially when you leave in the dark (6 a.m) and return in the dark. But I was determined to beat my former record and could not give in since I was sooooooo close. NOW I have surpassed it, but still can't stop.......must beat it, shatter it, not let mother nature control me. BUT I won't lie, I can hardly wait till winter break,so I can have a bike break...........that will be the final tally of days, miles for 2008.. consecutive........stay tuned I will be ready for the "biking blog victory dance"

THen I must decide if it is worth continuing my sega and ride after the New Year for more consecutive days to work??......DO I play with fate and ride in the dead dark bowels of winter here in Eastern WA? or tip my hat, be satisfied with the personal record I accomplished, know victory as is............or wrestle with the competitive side of human nature and ride more days, try to make it to a 100 days.........what's good enough??

feedback anyone?? still waiting for a challenger? no takers, people think it's cool.......but aren't willing to try it, why? of course I get people that ask me that everyday -why? I am doing this and choose to ride a bike everyday, some days I can't seem to answer that question.........

BUT I WILL continue to RIDE,Freeze,pedal faster.....even if I am alone.......I will conquer......you can't take away victory.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

OLd Friends...

Sometimes you just have to visit the past......I recently meet up with an old bike of mine, shot the breeze over coffee and reminisced over the past rides we've had together, some pretty crazy times I must say, from the time we meet to bringing the sucker home, to putting the miles, time, and days on the ol' Green Machine. But on thing I began to realize......I miss you man! I don't sir cum to vast majority of the biking world and have to have the latest, greatest, machine, do-hicky, or carbon fiber underwear (do they make such a thing??). I ride because I love to bike and go where no other gas hogging SUV can. AND truthfully at the end of the day the bike is still make up of TWo wheels, and pedals to turn the crank, a frame, and seat.........anything more than that is JUST rubbish and most often unwanted details......oh! maybe a brake helps....but IS it really necessary?

SO the Green Machine lives on!! I have ridden it a few times in my quest to continue to bike to work everyday........(41days strong, 328 miles). The days are dark both morning and night, the cold is starting to get to me, but as I pass those people warming up there cars and scraping there windows I can't help but smile and wave cause the joke is on them, but wait can they see me??

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

DarK KnigHT

YEppers! the pedals keep turning and the days keep rotating........31 days, 248++ miles commuting, running the streets and enjoying the whole aspect of biking.

The mornings are not my favorite anymore...Dark! I now have to fit into another crazy safety feature and bike technology.....LIGHTS, oh I wanted to keep things simple.....but thanks to mother nature and crazy, delirious, one-eye opened morning drivers I am force to conform.......I would have a pic for this post but it is better if you just take a minute to sit in your closet with the door closed, have a moment of silence for me and what do you see? ........THIS is how biking in the mornings are for me. OH! and maybe turn on your AC full blast at the same time your in the closet this is how the weather feels now that fall has kicked in.

But desire, cheap pedal gas, and NOT having to scrap my windows keeps me motivated to stay on the BIKE!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008


OH ya that's me, I have officially turned to the darkside of biking.....the nerdy part. I have recently installed a computer on my commuter bike! yea, I use to ride with no cares and the wind blowing through my hair, but not anymore, I JUST have to know how far,how fast, and how long it takes me to ride everywhere. I don't know if I like it... it has seemed a bit restricting kind of like a cell phone while your driving. I find I pay more attention to the bike computer then the road, I am always looking down, sometimes forget to look up. I don't believe there is way to get a ticket for watching your bike computer while riding, but I sure some goverment freak is thinking about it now. Oh, well I keep pedaling and spinning the legs on the ol' single speed and hope they don't invent a heated seat for the bike OR that would be NERDY!!!!!!!!!!