Haggen to Haggen Loop – cont’d

Last week’s Haggen to Haggen Loop ride was a bit of a bust.  It’s been several months and several hundred miles of riding since I’ve last had a flat, so three in one ride was just time to pack it in and try another day. So today, with a fresh tube and patch kit in my pack, I set out for another attempt and that attempt was a success. This is a nice loop because it’s not just 30 miles…Continue Reading

Lack of Ferndale Trail System

It is an absolute shame that Ferndale has so many great parks and so many miles of great trails, yet the parks are like islands with most of the trails seemingly going nowhere.  And it’s a double shame because many of the problems could be solved without major restructuring of the city or mega-million dollar taxes. However, none of the problems will likely be solved primarily because our city government lacks the vision of the park and trail system that…Continue Reading

Haggen to Haggen Loop

30 mile loop or 50k loop?  It doesn’t really matter because today it wasn’t a loop unless I can count my wife picking me and my bike up at Cornwall Park and driving us back to Haggen in Ferndale. The ride did hold, and really still does hold, much promise to be a great Ferndale/Bellingham loop.  Heck, I even had fun today for the first 20 miles which included a flat tire.  It was even fun for the next, maybe…Continue Reading

Binge Worthy

I admit that I am binging a bit on the North Lake Whatcom area.   Although there are wonders to be found there, what make this area binge worthy for me is the tremendous workout it offers straight out of the box.  From the upper parking lot there seems to be nothing but steep uphill for the first few miles, in fact the parking lot itself even slopes uphill a bit.  I’ve hiked up and down this section several times and…Continue Reading

Bike to Work 2018

I bike to work on occasion, not always, but it isn’t unusual to see me biking in.  I am not out to be a diehard bike advocate riding every day and everywhere in a vain attempt to save the world, I ride to work to save just a little bit of my health and sanity.  I see any bike riding over car driving as moving my health in the right direction and my sanity is helped by the nice afternoon…Continue Reading

Tour de Lake Whatcom – Again

A little over 2 months ago, March 4th to be exact, I pushed, pulled and dragged my way through rain and too much snow to complete my first Tour de Lake Whatcom in a little over 11 hours.  Yesterday I revisited this route around Lake Whatcom and as I hoped, had a completely different experience than the first time around.  Same route, but sunny, dry, warm, no snow and completed in a little less than 4-1/2 hours, proving my prediction…Continue Reading