Parent, spouse, badass woman, cyclist, outdoor enthusiast, books, diy & proud nerd. I write about adventures of my semi-outdoorsy family of four, when not in the woods we are enjoying Pittsburgh, taking in a movie, or playing board & video games. Bits of my 18yr marriage to a talented artist & my POV of working for an independent publishing outlet in the bike industry. 🚲🏕☕️📚🤓
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I have come to realize, I need to reduce the amount of time i spend on my blog posts, so I can actually put them out on a semi-consistent basis. So, here it goes.
While on my 12 day adventure, I stayed over in Emeryville, right outside of San Franscisco and was able to borrow a bike and take a ferry into the city to visit Timbuk2. Of course, I got lost.
My excitement over bike racks on the ferry made the other 2 cyclist give me worried eyes.
Millenium Falcon TugBoat.
The bike paths in SF were very useful, but seemed to make me take detours rather than face the epic hills. I was riding a 20" wheel folding bike, so I didn't mind the detours, except I was running late due to my lack of any sense of direction. I finally mad fit Timbuk2, where I had the opportunity to get a tour of their office. Which I should have a blog post on the Bicycle Times website soon with details.
Finally made it.
I then attempted to venture back to the lovely home I was staying at in Emeryville. Stopping multiple times to make sure I was heading the right way, onto the BART and back to my one night home.
Next stop, Chico. Where I had the chance to tour Paul's Components. Attempt to not drool or beg for new brakes or any other amazing componentry was achieved!
Paul makes everything right in Chico, CA. He and his team are amazing.
You can't go to Chico and not stop at the Sierra Nevada Brewery. Love the bike racks.
Last stop was Eugene, OR. I called up an old friend to stay with. Wish I would have had more time with her and her main squeeze, but I take what i can get.
Eugene has a great bike trail system. Almost every corner we turned had a bike trail of the road or a bike lane. I found my retirement city.
A visit to Co-Motion.
Right across town is Bike Friday.
I had the opportunity to ride a Biek Friday Tikit - 16" wheel travel bike.
Under all my attempts at being outdoors, riding bikes and being a Mom/Wife I have always been (and always will be) a "Geek". Star Wars, comic books, sci-fi, fantasy movies and books. I love it all and I have passed down some of this love onto my hubby and kids. Go me!
At PIX I got to meet Grace Ellis, co creator of the Lumberjanes comic book and very nice individual. And, I meet Caitlin Rose Boyle co-creator or Jonesy. It is always great to meet women in an industry where women are under-represented. Both of these ladies, along with quite a few others, are really setting the tone that women in comic books are here to stay. And as I complimented both of them for creating a comic book that I will let my kids read.
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Winter is almost over. We have hustled through these last few months of winter trying to get as much done around the house as possible. Anything we can do to lessen the spring and summer to-do's. Downside of being a home-owner the upkeep and overall maintenance can be daunting.
The hubby successfully converted Darby's bunk-bed into a loft bed for Odin. And he is super stoked. We topped it off with a tent topper for him, since he;s been sleeping in his sleeing bag for almost month. He is prepping for camping season.
We upgraded Darby's room to be a bit more "grown-up" and although Stephen successfully manipulated a bunk-bed I couldn't stop gloating about my impromptu device docking station.
Check out these other hacks for binder clips here.
Looking forward to spring and getting in more outdoor adventures with the kids.
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I did it! I scrubbed the kitchen, its sparkles like a bucket of glitter. One January task done. Yet I am still antsy and unable to sit still. I do not usually talk politics or religion on my social media outlets or my blog. It's not my area of expertise but I do have an opinion and a voice and I need to say a few things. (steps onto soapbox.)
When I get stressed, worried or anxious I clean. There is something therapeutic in it for me. Maybe it has to do with some of my family being pack-rats, or cleaning my Grams house and it resulting in excitement when I found the floor. I spent my summer picking up Grams and my Dads house, hiding from the 101+ heat of southern AZ. Or watching soap operas and watering the garden at 6am with my Grams. My Dad had "bunny ears" on his TV at the property with aluminum foil to get PBS, so Bob Ross was pretty amazing. My last excursion to Yuma was in 2012, need to get back, but I digress. Lately I have been wanting to clean a lot.