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 piles coming into Everson from the north as well as…Continue Reading

Another Nooksack Loop Ride

I’m pretty much wearing a rut into this route around this mostly north of Bellingham loop.  This time riding from my house, rather than downtown Ferndale or somewhere else along the route, today’s ride was a somewhat longer ride at about 50 miles. I did the loop clockwise which for me had more of the gravel on the latter half of the ride which I like because as I get tired the gravel holds my attention better than a long…Continue Reading

Where’s George?

You find a lot of interesting things when you hit the road early for a bike ride.  Yesterday, as I chugged up the hill leading west out of Ferndale I got a good laugh about money littering the streets of Ferndale.  Then as I stopped, just in case it was a $10 or a $20, I got another laugh when I noticed the www.wheresgeorge.com stamped in the $1 bill.   Where’s George? Where I left him, still crumpled up lying…Continue Reading

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

Tour de Whatcom 2018

  Tour de Whatcom 2018 (TDW) is in the books now and for me it will go down as maybe the most uneventful century of my life,  It was sunny, but not to hot.  The ride was windy from Everson to Birch Bay, but the headwind was not too strong. Traffic was almost completely devoid of numpties and I’d be pressed to consider any of them asshole numpties.  And while it seemed that there were several flats and mechanical issues going…Continue Reading

North County Loop

Saturday was a nice morning for a long road ride. As a fitness goal, I signed up for the 100 mile Tour de Whatcom in July, so it is getting to be the time that I need to get my body used to the long miles on a road bike.  Fitness levels for road biking and mountain biking may be closely related, but road bike hours on drop bars have you in one or two pretty defined positions while mountain…Continue Reading