• Tour de Whatcom 2022

    I am glad that 2022 was a pretty much normal year for Tour de Whatcom(TDW) and by that I mean no Covid like 2020 where I did all of the rides as solo/outlaw rides and no oral surgery restrictions like 2021 where I did just the 40 mile route.  Oh yeah, there was the issue with the crappy spring weather that slowed down road training, and then the wonderful eye work being done at PCLI that had me doing no…Continue Reading

  • Winter Riding Tip

    Many of my ride posts attest to the fact that I ride year round.  You know rain, snow, dark of night, like the postal service only I do it for recreation.  I’ve pushed my bike up the last snowy bit on Galbraith many a time and even carried my bike over parts of Wickersham in the snow.  This year though I am trying a little different take on winter riding; winter riding in Baja.  My wife and I packed up…Continue Reading

  • 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