Monday, December 26, 2011

Shoreline, WA

I'm currently in Shoreline, Washington helping my wife and hospice deal with my 96 year old mother-in-law.  She's getting to be a handful!!   

I brought my bicycle and to help preserve mental health and physical well being I have been doing some riding.  Today I found a way to get to and ride the new Aurora Bicycle path.  There was light drizzle coming down, the temperature was 41 degrees but in less than one hour and a 14 mile round trip I was invigorated and ready to carry on.

Bicycling, even on a crappy day......  

Saturday, December 10, 2011

But not this morning!

I set my alarm so I will be up in time for this mornings eclipse.
When the alarm went off I discovered our town wrapped in fog.  Nothing for it but to roll over and go back to sleep.

Later, up and awake, I rooted through my files and found this image.  It is a photo I took August 28, at 4:30 in the morning, 2007;  our town clock in the foreground.

Good enough.
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Let's see if I have this right.

Approaching the Simpson Lane Crop Circle on bicycle.
What to do? What to do?

Two lanes for cars.  No bike lane.  
In order to safely negotiate this "crop circle" it is best to take to the sidewalk.

Now here is the Noyo Bridge.
The sign says, "No bicycle riding on the walkway".

In Fort Bragg it is, "NO bicycles on the walkways (sidewalks)".
Tricky bidness riding bicycles round here!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Riding Ukiah

Did another thing this "Septuagenarian decade" I had never done before.  Loaded my bike on the CC Rider for a trip to Ukiah.  $5.00 round trip!

 I rode around Ukiah looking at and photographing fall color and oddities.

Ah California!!
December 2nd.  "What a beautiful day!"

I'm going to have to explore Willits, Hopland, Cloverdale and Santa Rosa with my bike via local transit.  Way cool!