• 2019 Mt. Baker Hill Climb

    I considered my ride in the 2018 Mt. Baker Hill Climb an adventure to be endured, not necessarily enjoyed during the adventure, yet another example of a favorite C.S. Lewis quote, Adventures are never fun while you’re having them. Going into the 2019 event with eyes wide open, I’ve been expecting a tough but enjoyable ride, even during the ride.  I’d been reimagining my Kona Dew as a fast road bike with gearing to tackle the hill at my pace, as well…Continue Reading

  • First Ride – Reassembled Raleigh International

    This afternoon I took out the Raleigh International on a maiden voyage of sorts.  This is the Raleigh International that I had the great fortune to come across last summer.  The bikes original owner was unable to complete the restoration that he had started on a bike that he himself had purchased new back in the early 1970’s, unfortunately I was hearing the story from his widow as she handed me boxes and bags of parts. Today the International  is…Continue Reading

  • Tour de Whatcom – 2019

    My Garmin read 100.9 miles meaning that for me, the 2019 Tour de Whatcom was in the books. Before the ride, my wife and I were trying to figure out if if this was my 3rd or 4th time, but couldn’t come to a definite conclusion, so just left it out there as a question that might remain unanswered. However, during the ride there were hours upon hours to mindlessly ponder the question.  2015, or 16, or ?  The years didn’t…Continue Reading

  • Uno, Dos, Tres

    The enjoyment/sense of accomplishment of a tough workout usually follows the finish of the tough workout by minutes, hours, days, but rarely during the actual workout. It’s kind of like the saying the C. S. Lewis saying that I often quote, as long as you think of your workout as an adventure. Adventures are never fun while you’re having them. C.S. Lewis What made this “adventure” a bit unique was that it was 3 workouts bundled into a single workout,…Continue Reading