So, only about 2.5 days left until our trip to Oregon starts in earnest. House is almost packed up, just some last minute things that need to be done before the renters move in.
No matter where I live though, New Hampshire will always be home. Mia and I were both born here, our families for the most part all still live here. So even though we are Oregon bound, NH will always hold a special place in my heart.
Pictured above is the house I grew up in in Bow, NH and N.H. Moose shows you who’s house it is.
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So the past few weeks have been a blur. I stopped working on May 2nd and have been packing and tossing out
crap stuff for about 10 days now.
The big push was this past weekend where we loaded up two cargo boxes from uhaul to ship to Oregon. Right now Mia and I are living very sparsely to say the least.
7 days from now we start our cross country trip. I will be documenting the trip with my little friend in the above picture. His name is Nicodemus Horatio Moose. AKA NH Moose. He will tell the story of our move from New Hampshire to Oregon.
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Next on my list of favorite things is…..running “stuff”.
If you asked me any day of the week if I wanted to go for a bike ride or a run, 99.9% of the time I am going to say RIDE. They other 0.1% of the time I didn’t hear your question….
Anyways, while I much prefer to ride my bike(s), I am some times pressed for time and want to get in a quick workout….therefore….running. It’s easy to get in a pretty tough workout in just 30-40 minutes running, but riding you’re barely warmed up by then.
I put myself at the fast end of the slow guys. I’m still trying to break 20 minutes in the 5K and would like to get into the 1:30′s for a half marathon, but then again, I’d rather be riding my bike! Read more…
So, it has been a bit quiet here for a bit. Reason being is that I have been a tad occupied with some plane flights, job interview and exploring……In Oregon! I have accepted a job with the city of Beaverton, which is right next to Portland. On & Off Rhodes will be going bi-coastal soon.
Going to list over several posts a few of my favorite things when it comes to my passions. That includes, bikes, running, hiking and of course food.
First on this list is my favorite bike. It’s my 49cm Look 555 with mostly Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed.
Spring officially began this past Wednesday morning at 7:02 AM according to the news. Also a few weeks ago The Groundhog (yup, Phil) promised an early Spring this year. Well, he was wrong, and some one is so upset they are bring Phil up on fraud charges.
We got another 11″ of snow here in Concord this past Tuesday. It really makes the riding outside less than ideal.
It’s going to be one of the years here in NH where we skip spring and just go straight from winter to summer. One day it will be 35-40 and windy, next day we’ll probably have 80′s and humidity. At least that’s what it feel like at this point.
I’ve been doing far too much of this:
and too little of this:
The positive side is I have only been at the gym like twice in the past 2 weeks. No more Gerbil on the wheel I hope. With daylight saving having kicked in the other weekend, it is now light out until almost 7pm. That means running outside and perhaps riding some time soon.
Today was 39 degrees and windy with gusts up to 40+ mph. Needless to say, it was a run day.
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Finally looks like we may be headed towards Spring. The weather forecast for today was upper 40′s, turned out to be more like 56 by the end of today’s ride.
I headed out the door for 2 hours solo, then swung back in and did another 1:40 with Mia. I think I just doubled my outside mileage for the year with today’s ride.
I was a tad overdressed for my solo ride, so I dropped my jacket and gloves when meeting up with Mia, at this point I was just about perfect for layers. It got a bit cool in some of the more shaded areas and out near Pillsbury Lake.
Last winter spoiled me for riding outside, and this February of 2013 made me disgusted with winter. Hopefully today’s sun and warmer temps harken to better days ahead!
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