That pretty much sums up my riding of late.
Between running errands on the weekends and the weather vacillating between foggy, rainy, and cold I haven't been on the bike since riding to coffee a few weeks ago.
Troubadour is still commuting by bike, but our lows tonight are forecast to be 23˚F (-5˚C) with freezing fog come morning, so he may be taking the car tomorrow. We'll see how the weather plays out.
We did have a few days off last week, which was nice. My boss was on vacation in Hawaii and so I didn't have to be in the office and Troubadour took a few days off as well.
While not riding, we did manage to get a few home projects a little further along. The cork flooring project we started last February, we finally have mostly done. This last week we finished the hallway and spare room, which just leaves the floor in two hall closets and a walk in closet. We also put the trim up around a few doors and ordered the last four interior doors that we need. It will be weird to have everything match.
Troubadour was out on a few dirt bike riding days at Huckleberry Flats with PolarBear, but I will let him post about those adventures. He had a blast and the XT is still caked in mud. Here is a teaser photo.
On one of our days off we walked downtown (about 5 miles round trip) and I remembered to take the camera with me. Some trees still have leaves and with all our rain the grasses are a vivid green right now.
We also made a few trips to Portland and Salem and the skies were slightly dramatic to the West as we were driving home. The setting sun trying to peek out from behind the clouds is always awe inspiring. These two pictures were a taken a week apart.
|(Looking West on I-5 heading South through Salem)|
|(Looking West on Independence Highway South of Salem)|
You can find the recipe on my food blog at this -----> LINK. They are gluten free and actually pretty healthy compared to some other recipes.
So there you have it. Not a lot going on, but it is that time of year. We have a short week next week with Thanksgiving on Thursday. Last year we went on a long ride through the woods and this year, weather permitting, we are thinking of doing the same.
- Au Revoir
" I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about." - Oscar Wilde