Mar 1, 2015

Glacier – Banff – Jasper

After Sheila’s essay won a substantial prize in the AARP contest, we decided to finally do the Banff-Jasper trip we’d planned just before Sheila broke her hip in 2013. This time instead of doing it all on the cheap (camping) we’ve signed up for a plush tour with Cycling Escapes. The trip is 8 days […]

Mar 1, 2015

AARP Essay Contest

Last summer Sheila happened upon an AARP photo contest about your best vacation ever. She entered the photo of us holding up the tandem at the end of our cross country journey (shown right) and forgot about it. In the fall she was sent a $100 gift card. Not bad. Encouraged by success, when she […]

Aug 6, 2014

Family time in Rhode Island

I decided a year ago to set a date to honor Mom while she’s still able to appreciate the gathering of family. She’s been thriving at the Grand Islander, very close to my brother and his family, where we moved her in February, 2013. At 88+ she has all her faculties which is amazing. I […]

Jul 7, 2014

NW Tandem Rally 2014

Heat, headwinds and hills, that’s the mini-version of this report on the  NW Tandem Rally (NWTR) in Pendleton on the 4th of July weekend. It was our first big weekend of riding this summer and though we weren’t in the best condition, we had a lot of fun. We left Seattle for central Oregon on […]

Jul 7, 2014

Digital Pedometer Overview

To encourage more walking (10,000 steps a day to strengthen my bones) I decided to get one of those digital pedometers. I wanted one worn on the wrist. I thought I’d share my research. FitBit is the most familiar name and has two models the Flex ($100) and Force ($130). The Force is newer, wider, […]

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