• 2021 Mt. Baker Hill Climb

    Well there we go, another wet Mt. Baker Hill Climbs, that’s 2 out of 3 for me.  2018 was mostly cold but clear with beautiful views.  2019 was wet riding in a cloud with almost no visibility.  Then this year was just raining, raining, and more raining with views of rain.  However, the ride was, as in there was a 2021 ride, not another in a long line of Covid cancelled events.  Sure, maybe there was rain dripping down my…Continue Reading

  • Seattle to Portland – 2020 Virtual Edition

    I just completed the Seattle to Portland 2020(STP), though this years STP was virtual in a certain manner of speaking.  There was no real event with thousands of people forming a ribbon of bikes between Seattle and Portland, but people, many people, took up the challenge to ride real bicycle miles in an organized virtual STP challenge.   The challenge was to ride over 200 miles, the equivalent mileage to Portland, within a 2 week calendar window.  I think that…Continue Reading

  • Sixty Three

    That’s the mileage for my virtual tour of the Tour de Whatcom(TDW) routes that I am riding this summer due to the covid-19 induced cancellation of the TDW reality ride. It was 63 miles and after about the first 40 miles I was feeling every one of those miles. I recently rode the 20 & 40 routes and then last week rode another 50 mile loop out in the county so I was feeling pretty good about 63 miles. So…Continue Reading

  • Old Issues

    This post should be about my second and now truly annual Stumpjumper Day ride; but it isn’t and it is.  It is about Stumpjumper Day ride, but it’s more about the old issues that came up on the ride.  Issues, old issues that really set in as I coasted down the exit road on my limping Stumpjumper and came across this, before unknown to me, trail aptly named “Old Issues.” I was looking forward to this ride, just like every…Continue Reading