Bike softly and carry a big stick. If you’re lucky.

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I never thought it would stop raining. The wet coast really does earn its green and its title. With days upon days of dreary dark days, you know what happens when the sun finally breaks out… good ‘ol bike escape to the rescue! Oh I was waiting! Waiting so much in fact, I picked up a special […]

Beating the Feb blues with a winter bike ride


Today I really felt the February blues. I’m generally not an unhappy person, but drizzly days can leave you feeling less than inspired. I flicked on the TV, and started munching a few chips, when I realized… yikes. That’s true hibernation right there. Glancing outside, I noted it was attempting to rain. Sigh… I’ve really been […]

The golden hour nature artist strikes again


After I returned home from an unexpected day spent in town, I glanced up towards the sky. It was still blue! There was still time. The forecast called for 3 intense storms, thanks to remnants of a typhoon. So I scrambled to get the lawn mowed as the sky started to gather a spotty appearance. As […]

An inspired by wildflowers bikeride

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Well, our Hawaiian adventure has come to a close. We are officially now home, and I’m busy nursing jet lag, wading through 6 weeks of mail, and cuddling the cats. Ohhh my cats!!!! I didn’t feel the ‘dread’ of coming home like I did last summer. I was ready! And boy, that crisp air and my own […]

A chat with the river, during a new bridge trail bike run

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(to get the full vibe, press HERE for sound effects) Some days feel like too much effort. My son just remarked today, “It’s hard, you don’t understand!” Well, I kinda actually do. I just have more grown up hard things to contend with. But we all have to deal with something.   Call it running […]

The bike ride sunbeam that kept me company

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The day was ‘family day.’ And it was GORGEOUS out. Not wishing to stay locked indoors, I suggested to my son we go for a ‘family bike ride.’ Fun, right?! Wrong. He had no interest.  Ah, drat. Well, I refused to miss out on that gorgeous day, so I geared up, and was on the […]

A spectacular show, during a bike ride egg run

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‘Twas a dreary, grey day this fine Sunday. But that didn’t stop us from firing things up right! We head to the local diner for lunch. Once home again, I couldn’t stay indoors. energetic ‘ol me – “Let’s go for a bike ride!” very full son – “No.” “No? Why not? It’s not raining… and if […]

6 survival tips for those that HATE exercising

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6 survival tips for those that HATE exercising   1. Want to be younger? Oh, go take a walk! Literally. DAILY. You’ll feel 10 years younger in a week or so.  * It’s true. Movement will make you much more limber. I actually feel a difference the first time out. . 2. So you don’t like working out? You aren’t suppose […]

An enticing swing and a smokin’ colourful sunset

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My sister’s in Maui right now. On my our beach. Watching those amazing sunsets with that wonderful warm humidity wrapped affectionately around her, and the frothy shore break crashing against the golden, sandy beach. I’ve been watching her Facebook feed with a big ‘ol smile on my face. It made me open up my own beach […]