• Uno, Dos, Tres

    The enjoyment/sense of accomplishment of a tough workout usually follows the finish of the tough workout by minutes, hours, days, but rarely during the actual workout. It’s kind of like the saying the C. S. Lewis saying that I often quote, as long as you think of your workout as an adventure. Adventures are never fun while you’re having them. C.S. Lewis What made this “adventure” a bit unique was that it was 3 workouts bundled into a single workout,…Continue Reading

  • Stumpjumper Day

    Stumpjumper Day.  I think that has a nice ring to it? Maybe it should always follow Independence Day, like Boxing Day follows Christmas. I spent the first Stumpjumper Day riding my early model Stumpjumper up the long grade to the Galbraith towers.  It was a busy day on Galbraith, but most on the road were going up so I just took my place in the slow procession.  This vintage bike really does not have the super low gearing that most…Continue Reading

  • Spring Loop revision C

    Or revision B, or maybe D, I don’t really know how many times I’ve revised this route. Maybe I’ll quit revisions on it all together because lately the changes haven’t really been updates so much as small variations to account for my mood or weather. Today, a sunny Sunday morning, had the trails around Lake Padden pretty busy, however given my later than normal start, the boardwalk along Bellingham’s waterfront was bursting. This time around the loop I kept up…Continue Reading

  • Jones H-Bar

    Consider me sold on the Jones H-Bar, at least for the Kona Dew that I ride mostly on mixed loops of pavement, paths and light single track.   I purchased from Jones, installed it a few months back, and now have several hundred miles of riding on them.   I was interested in them because as I put more and more road miles on the standard mountain bike flat bars I began to realize that my wrists became sore, I think both…Continue Reading