Saturday, April 17, 2021

Back in the Saddle

 Well I finally did something I have not done since October, I rode my bike!  We have been having lovely 70 degree weather in Seattle lately and I got to stop wearing the defibrillator vest in February so I thought it was about time to pedal again.

I did not go far, just up to my local bakery and back so about a 2 km round trip, but it was nice to be in the sun pedaling again.

And it was rewarding to; support my local business,  get out and enjoy the sunshine and have some delicious treats when I got back home.

Due to a number of factors, health, unemployment, potential move etc. I have been reducing the bike fleet and am down to just 3 bikes; the handsome devil, Crest GT and the Motobecane but I have the MotoGT on CL as I just don't ride it enough.  I do have it at a good price so if someone does buy it I won't be giving it away.  Now that the sun is shining again we'll see if I get any takers.

I did recently line up a job so I don't have that hanging over my head currently but I do think I may move in the next year or so and obviously not having to lug multiple bikes along will make that easier.  Passing along the mountain bikes wasn't so bad but I was sorry to see the Specialized Allez go, although the kid who bought it seemed very pleased and I am glad it will get ridden and enjoyed.

One of my goals for this year to is to wipe out my debts, which will be easier now that I am employed lol.   To that end I will probably stay away from bike projects for now as they seem to soak up money more that return it.  I do hope, however, that I may ride more this year as I rebuild my health.  

Happy Spring.  


  1. Glad to see you post again! Sorry about the health and employment issues. That stinks! Sending good thoughts and mojo for improvement in both areas! Best wishes!!

  2. Best wishes Ryan. Glad you're enjoying the outdoors.

  3. New chapters can be exciting as well as stressful. But in the end, a positive mental attitude can make all the difference. I'd say you have that in spades so I am excited to see how the next year treats you.

    Also, I'm pleased to hear the Cresta GT made the stable cut! It's a great bike and you've put some real love into it.

    All the best to you, sir!