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January 28, 2020

Actually we've been here 19 months-two summers.  The desert has it's own kind of charm.  It also has four to five months of the kind of heat I have not previously experienced.  Today the high was 72, a perfect day for a bike ride, or anything else for that matter....

September 2, 2019

There is a thought that all of life is suffering, as the Buddhists would say, though even they will often say that a better word might be "struggling."  There is pain and suffering in each of our lives.  It is not constant.  What is constant, what goes on and on; is st...

January 23, 2019

Again I am having difficulty starting this blog.  So you are probably asking: "Then why do it?"  

I wanted to talk about an extroardinary "Non-event" that took place in my life, but I am temporarily distracted by a brief conversation with a neighbor.  He is clearly...

January 2, 2019

We hiked to the top of the Vietnam Memorial Trail today, our goal the traditional resolution day usually held at Bill's bench in Eugene.  Seeking a lookout in the Phoenix area, I discovered the new location (you can find a Facebook post under the same site name with ph...

December 14, 2018

I haven't been here for a while.  There are numerous reasons.  Selling a house in the Pacific Northwest, packing a 22 foot U-Haul for a midnight run through the desert of Nevada and Arizona, and buying a new house in Phoenix is a monumental task.  Add in doing this in...

August 2, 2018

For those of you who don't know about such foolishness, Strava is a "third-party" website for cyclists who use GPS for recording data.  The data from your ride is downloaded to the Strava site where it is available in number and map form.  In a few short years Strava h...

July 4, 2018

I don't remember the exact day we decided to move to Arizona, somewhere in the middle of May, I think.  There were two reasons that seemed to supersede all others.  One was to be closer to our grandson who is 17 months old.  We have bonded with him, and he with us, and...

June 18, 2018

After 22 years in Eugene, getting to know and love the people, finding just the right roads to pursue my cycling dreams, the Gran Fondos, the 12/24 hour races, the brief, wonderful experience of feeling a near mastery dealing with those with profound mental illness; a...

February 15, 2018

For those of you who followed my misadventures with the Wahoo Elemnt GPS bike computer, and the efforts to get help from Wahoo's support staff, this is a follow-up detailing the continued frustration, the hair-pulling (mine), and the ultimate success in returning it to...

February 5, 2018

When I purchased this bike, I had to ask myself why I would want to expand my horizon as a cyclist at the age of seventy.  Couldn't I just do a few more casual rides, even a few more long rides, and then without any fanfare move on to a three wheeler?  Oh, hell no!  If...

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