Nooksack Loop – Again and Again

I’ve done this loop, my Nooksack Loop, again and again and again, each time refining it just a bit.  And the refinements keep getting smaller and smaller as there really isn’t much in the way of new trails or roads happening along this route.  It looks like the short section of railroad grade between Cornwall and Squalicum Parks is preparing to become a trail, but other than that nada. So Sunday, when I rode this loop last, I looked a…Continue Reading

Bellingham Inner Loop

If I’ve said it once, i’ve said it a thousand times; I love to ride loops.  Yes, I do.  I even think of out and back rides as kind of like linear loops in that once you turn around, even the terrain seems new; uphill is down, an uphill obstacle becomes a drop, it just isn’t the same ride when you’re traveling the other way.  Still, a real loop has the appeal of committing to complete the whole loop rather…Continue Reading

Early Spring Loop – rev A

A couple of weeks ago I kicked off what looked like Spring ‘19 with a 40 mile loop that essentially rounded Bellingham, hitting iconic locations like Whatcom Falls, Galbraith, Padden and Boulevard Park while also extending up to Hovander Park in Ferndale.  Enjoyed the heck out of that ride, but felt like a few revisions could be made to the loop.  I wanted to make the route as much on trails or good bike routes as I could, leaving all…Continue Reading

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

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