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Riding Around Olympia

Parking my Atlantis in a little neighborhood park in West Olympia. I moved out of the house I’ve been living in, in Kirkland, WA at the end of July and didn’t have a new place to move into until September 1st.  So I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks with a friend in Olympia, WA and I’ve managed to get in a few good rides.  I went to college in Olympia and used to…

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Bainbridge Island Ride

The weather had really turned nice over the Fourth of July weekend, with Saturday predicted to be the sunniest, with temps edging into “hot” territory.  When it gets hot I like to ride into the mountains, or on an island and as I’d ridden into the mountains (or at least foothills) the weekend before, islands it was.  I’m still rather lacking in my fitness this year (though improving) and while I wanted to push myself,…

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Riding into Autumn

Atlantis in Poulsbo The primary reason I’m a member of the Cascade Cycling Club is to support their advocacy work, but I do try to do one of their rides every year or so. Previously I’ve ridden Chilly Hilly (reports on these rides here) and RSVP (my report here), but the one other ride of theirs that I’ve wanted to do for a while is  the Kitsap Color Classic (hereafter KCC). The KCC takes place…

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Late Spring/Early Summer Riding

Since I put the old blog to pasture I’ve of course kept up my riding. But its been a rather rocky year so far, with one of the coldest, snowiest winters I’ve experienced in Washington, one that went on well into early spring. While I of course kept on commuting and doing small rec rides that did eat into the steady increase in distance I experience every year. Then work really picked up with the…

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Selected Reports Tour2008

RSVP and Back Again – final thoughts

My Atlantis in Victoria I had a great time on this trip both on the group ride and even more so on my solo return home.  I said in the past that the reason I do Chilly Hilly every year is to remind myself why I don’t do large group rides.  I missed Chilly Hilly this year but RSVP filled that role.  I’d wanted to do RSVP for a while as I’d wanted to experience…

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RSVP and Back Again – day 4

Sidney by the sea. The final day of my short little trip dawn mostly clear and windy.  After completing my morning routine in pretty short order I set out for coffee and breakfast.  I walked down the street checking out my options but the place that immediately appealed was a bakery that had doughnuts mounded up in the window.  I got a sugar cake doughnut and a blueberry scone to go as they had no…

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RSVP and Back Again – day 3

My Atlantis on the bicycle path in Stanley Park The day dawned bright and clear and promising to be another hot day. I had a couple of tasks that needed to be resolved in short order: Coffee, Food and collecting my bicycle from the RSVP storage room.  I had awoken around 8 and the bicycle storage was open ’till 11 so I wasn’t particularly stressed about that. Coffee and food were much more pressing, so…

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