Bombing Around

January Picnic

Sunday January 24th was a splendid winter day. The sun was out, chased around the sky by big fluffy cloud ridges. In the sun I was overdressed and hot but when the sun was behind a cloud it was definitely winter. I wanted to outside, but I didn’t have much of a plan. I left around 11am so I knew that I’d been need lunch. I also wanted to get over to the Eastisde but I…

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Pictures from First Rides 2015

Atlantis framing Mount Rainier The beginning of 2015 found me waylaid by a cold and thus I didn’t get out on my bicycle until January 5th 2015. As per my wont I didn’t get out of the house until late and I ended up doing a fairly standard ride here in the Puget Sound area: South Lake Washington Loop. I rode the anti-clockwise on the loop from the I-90 trail on the west side to…

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Selected Reports Tour2008

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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Selected Reports

An August Evening Ride

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m doing the a ride to Vancouver with my cycling club this year. Well the ride is this Friday, August 15th, so this past weekend was the last weekend prior.  I took this opportunity to get my bicycle ship shape and ready for the ride. I had noticed the signs of a sidewall failure on my front tire so a couple of weeks back ordered a new pair.  I’ve…

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Selected Reports

Hills, seven of ’em

A couple of Sunday’s back after a drought of non commuting rides I set out from my house wending through the Kirkland Suburbia.  I wasn’t sure where I was going exactly, but there really are only three directions to go from my house due to Lake Washington and I’d been concentrated more on the eastern and southern directions. As I rode up and down the hills that paralleled the main northern street, I recalled that…

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Ramblings

Vernal Equinox

At last it is spring. Not that today was much different then yesterday but lets face it – there is a level in which its all mental. The real big change as far as I’m concerned was the shift to daylight savings time a couple weeks back.  I commute year round and a certain percentage of my rides home are in the darkness. I’ve gone to great lengths to be able to ride comfortably and…

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Tour2007

Tour 2007 – day 10

I woke as if I was still in the tent but I had slept reasonably well. This was the final day, the ride home and I did have a few concerns. First the knee, did my ministrations of the evening before help? What about the rear tire? And of course I’d kind of cobbled together this route and wasn’t really sure how long it was going to take. I wanted to have as much time…

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Selected Reports

On the longest day of the year

Dawn: 4:29am I got up significantly later then this and found the rear tire on my Atlantis to be flat. Same with my “backup” bicycle. D’oh! So it was the automobile which making the best of a bad situation I took the opportunity to run some errands. Arriving home that evening after dinner I changed the tire. I then decided that as this was the longest day I was going to ride until dark. I…

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