Monday, July 17, 2017

Darrington III: Whitehorse Trail (2017-07-08)

Headed out to Darrington again, but chose a couple of new route segments this time. The section Whitehorse Trail that is "open to public" is largely 'surfaced' with grass and is rather bumpy, suited more to wide tires. I hope the county does a better job with the reconstruction work. The alternate route I took through Oso, however, was quite pleasant and I'll likely use it from here on out.

I forgot my phone before heading out on this ride, so I'll try my best to write this post completely from memory.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Second Half Foothills Loop (2017-07-01)

Finishing what I'd started, without the influence of caffeine.

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Since this is essentially a continuation of last week's ride, a map that shows how the two rides relate is helpful.

The green line is this week's ride, while the black line is last week's ride. The red line was my plan for last week until the heat became too much for me.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Barlow Pass II (2017-06-10)

It was a pretty good ride aside from the downpours in the mountains. The multiple helicopters, ambulances, and police responses were pretty odd, though.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tahuya III: North Shore Road (2017-06-03)

Finally linked together Tahuya and Dewatto via the road around the far side of the Kitsap Peninsula.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Skykomish II (2017-05-20)

Headed out into the mountains again, just like old times.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Teanaway Community Forest (2017-05-05,06,07)

After not being able to see this myself during the 2015 Bicycle Quarterly Un-meeting, I suggested to Jill that we check the area out. I didn't expect the roads to be this rugged, and we weren't able to truly follow the route due to the high river that day, but I managed to underbike more of the route than I'd expected. Jill was in her element the whole time thanks to her mountain biking background, while I had to walk or "scooter-kick" my bike across many parts.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lake Washington Loop (2017-04-29)

A fun yet difficult ride not quite following the official Lake Washington Loop route. I also stopped by a new bike shop run by some of the folks from my previous local bike shop, which had closed down over a year ago.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

South Kitsap (2017-04-15)

Decided to put myself through more punishment, and it didn't disappoint!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Is Spring Here Yet? (2017-04-08)

My first of more than 30 miles in a month, due to weather.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Cedar and Green Rivers II (2017-02-25)

A fairly easy ride to further retrain my legs. I had some nice conversations with cyclists that were starting to ride again as the cold season ends.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

More Mount Vernon (2017-02-11)

A simple ride with a little climbing to get my legs used to the saddle being high enough.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Snoqualmie Valley Trail and Tolt Pipeline Trail (2017-01-27)

The first real ride on my Crust Romanceur, after commuting on it a bunch. Got the saddle in a good spot for my knees, but I still need to pace myself while my leg muscles get used to that.

The real killer on the ride was too much caffeine, dehydration, and poor dietary habits. No more big meals!

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Port Angeles (2017-01-14,15)

A two-day ride in the dead of Winter. While it wasn't exactly my best idea, it panned out well enough.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

North Lake Washington and Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (2016-12-30)

Around the north end of Lake Washington, out and back on the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, and back across via the Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Green, Carbon, and Cedar Rivers (2016-12-28)

Finally connected my Foothills Loop with the Cedar River Trail.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cedar and Green Rivers (2016-11-19)

Managed to barely avoid rain while trying to figure out what my right knee really wants.

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The weather's been pretty bad up here, so I was glad to finally get a chance at a proper ride, and a chance to narrow down what my legs want.

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