• Mixed Bag of Cycling Stuff

    I’ve not neglected biking, just blogging. I’m not saying that I’ve been out doing a super lot of biking, just saying that I have my priorities in order; biking before blogging.  So here’s a wrap up. Tour de Whatcom 2021 – Well the reality of it is that this spring/summer I am in a dental overhaul mode (not fun) and honestly didn’t think I’d have a fun time doing the 100 mile route a week after oral surgery, nor did…Continue Reading

  • 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 that could not be matched on a bike. Rather than typing out a bunch of words, I will let the pictures tell the story in this blog post. However, just like riding, there…Continue Reading

  • 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, had this been the real TDW. I figured that if…Continue Reading

  • 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.  What was the 2 mile Chantrelle Trail leading up to…Continue Reading