Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wilkeson: An Attempt was Made (2019-10-26)

I had high hopes for riding to Wilkeson and back, only for the weather to have other ideas.

While it started off well enough, a combination of rain, wind, and saddle position problems made this ride less than fun towards the end.

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Fall Colors on the Palouse to Cascades Trail (2019-10-12)

Let's be honest, I just wanted to put my new Schwalbe Thunder Burts to good use.

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I had a couple of choices for the ride this time around: The Palouse to Cascades Trail to the Snoqualmie Pass Tunnel, or the North Fork Snoqualmie Road. For the first part of the ride, I left both options open, but by the time I got to where the routes forked, I decided on the former.

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Cross Kirkland Corridor (2019-10-05)

A short spin on a familiar trail.

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This is the first ride other than a commute that I'd done on my Crust Romanceur since having the fenders and tires swapped. After much deliberation, I decided to switch to the Schwalbe Thunder Burt, which was recently discontinued in 26", so I eventually got a second pair for when these wear out.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Snoqualmie Valley Trail IV (2019-09-21)

Originally planned to head out to Snoqualmie Pass, but decided to see the valley instead.

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I had originally planned to ride to the Snoqualmie Pass Tunnel and back before the snow threatened the open status of it, but when I got onto the Snoqualmie Valley Trail, I decided that I'd rather ride that instead. I couldn't get home too late due to evening plans with my partner, so this presented less risk, too.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Sumner Out and Back II (2019-09-14)

Another shorter ride due to impending rain.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Sequim V: New Trails (2019-08-31)

My original plan was to simply check out the new additions to the Olympic Discovery Trail, but the allure of going all the way to Sequim pulled me into a double metric century.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Stevens Pass (2019-08-16)

I finally summitted the pass that had been eluding me for years!

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I've been talking about going to Stevens Pass for many years. On my first ride out to Skykomish, my plan was to get to Scenic at least, but it was just too far. I'm glad I split it up into multiple days: the last five miles to the pass are a real doozy! It also gave me time to check out some sights I would've missed otherwise.

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