Routes

Heliotrope Ridge

Biking is and has been my go to recreation choice for most of my life, but really anything in the out of doors will do nicely. For instance this early season hike up Heliotrope Ridge that my wife and I did last week was a sensory experience not could not be matched on a bike. Rather than typing out a bunch of words, I will let the pictures tell the …

Twenty

I was impressed with the ride-ability of the Raleigh Twenty after I rode the Twenty on a recent Bike to Work day and now am utterly impressed with the Twenty after taking it on the first of my non-sanctioned 2020 Tour de Whatcom (TDW) rides. Yesterday I left super early to do the 20 mile out and back route between downtown Bellingham and what would have been the last checkpoint in Ferndale, …

Chantrelles

I’m talking trails, not mushrooms.  Don’t know, maybe there are mushrooms there too, in addition to the trails.  The trails or trail are out of the Lake Whatcom Park out at the end of the North Shore Road.  I’ve ridden and hiked the Chantrelle Trail several times, but this recent trip was a treat because the trail has been extended past the overlook, essentially doubling the length of the trail. …

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 …

Northeast County Loop

Shoulder on Smith was literally littered with glass, sadly saw this broken 12 pack’s twin outside Everson. I rode this loop last Saturday, July 6th, a couple of days after Independence Day, but before street sweepers could hit all the bad spots.  This half rack of Corona bottles dumped on Smith Rd. wasn’t the only box of empties that I encountered on the ride.  There were a few other big …

Rufus Trail

Last weekend I rode Rufus Trail, a trail that was suggested by a coworker as a really nice climbing trail in the Lookout Mountain area.  The trail leads from the parking lot on Lake Louise Road, across from one of the Sudden Valley gates.  It’s a lot that I’ve parked in several time, I just have only hiked or hike-a-biked up the road to one of the Lookout Mountain towers.  …