Ride Reports

Autumn ride around the sound

The Mountain as seen from Fay Bainbridge State Park After an unseasonable cool and rainy September the first weekend in October was one of those perfect PNW Autumn days. I’d recently gotten a new camera (a Nikon 1 J2 for you trainspotters out there) and I went out for rides on both Saturday and Sunday with picture taking as a goal but taking advantage of the beautiful weather as my primary motivation.  I’ve been wanting…

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Tour2012

Journey to the East: 30 April 2012

Stream in Twanoh State Park “One right to which few intellectuals care to lay claim is the right to wander, the right to vagrancy. And yet vagrancy is emancipation, and life on the road is liberty: one day bravely to throw off the shackles with which modern life and the weakness of our heart encumber us, in a pretence of liberty; to arm oneself with the symbolic staff and bundle and run away”. -Isabelle Eberdardt…

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Tour2003

Proto-Tour 2003 day 5

Cattle Point Lighthouse So this is it, the final day of the Shakedown Tour. I rambled around San Juan Island until mid-afternoon on this day and then ferried back to Fidalgo Island. From there it was about an hour of driving and I was back at my place in Woodinville.  Thus my first attempt at bicycle touring came to a close.  I’d be back in this area next year, but this time solely under my…

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Tour2003

Proto-Tour Day 3

The Golden Road This was the third day of my 2003 Shakedown Tour around Fidalgo, Guemes and San Juan Islands.  On this day I drove back from Woodinville to the ferry terminal on Fidalgo Island and took the ferry to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. This sucked up pretty much all of this day. I don’t have too many pictures from this day either though plenty of rambling in the journal. I’ll excerpt some…

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Ride Reports

Riding to Olympia (and back)

Autumn is certainly in full force now and while we still have beautiful days, apparently El Nino has pushed the weather patterns closer to late October at this point. But three weeks ago it was still quite nice (through increasingly variable) and I decided to ride to Olympia to spend a long weekend with a friend.  It’s about 65 miles by car from my place to Olympia but of course you can’t ride that direct…

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Tour2011

Tour 2011 – Day 3

I was definitely tired from yesterday’s exertions as I end up sleeping until 9am. I was woken up earlier at first light with the pattering of soft rain, but it stopped quickly so I ignored it. When it came back I got up to cover my saddle which was good as it soon became hard and steady for a spell. It didn’t last though and when I finally did get up it was partly cloudy…

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