Monday, June 22, 2015

East of Duvall (2015-06-20)

I skirted both sides of the Snoqualmie Valley, finding some odd things.

I finally figured out the needed tactic for getting the fit right! I spent most of the ride figuring out what I needed to do and made the correct adjustments.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

John Wayne Pioneer Trail (2015-06-06 and 07)

Crossing the Cascade Range by miles and miles of gravel!

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After my big tour a couple weeks back, I realized that my free time is mine to spend; I don't need to follow a weekend routine. Thus, I decided to go out on a little Trek.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Washington ACA Northern Tier (May 2015)

My first real bike tour, riding with Kyle who was raising funds for his brother's hospital bills. This took me along the North Cascades Highway (SR-20) and over five mountain passes!

Total length: about 496 miles.

Since there'll be too much for me to remember everything, I'm going to just jot down stuff I can remember for each day and night. I was messing with my bike's fit the whole time, and finally figured out the right pattern to follow toward the end of the tour.

There are nearly 1,000 photos among the albums, and a number of them have long descriptions detailing how they're relevant. If you want more details of the tour, check those out.

Throughout the ride, I noticed a few things:

  • I'm used to sugar cravings from my other long rides, but this was the first ride where overwhelming salt cravings have ever hit me.
  • It's amazing how one sees several climate zones across Washington, and Kyle commented on that many times.
  • Wasps kept staring my bike down while I wasn't riding it.
  • Rural properties tend to accumulate a lot of destroyed cars and other trash.

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