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Kona Dew – Garin's Blog

Burley 2.0

A few weeks ago I looked around my garage searching for space to hang one more just one more bike. I paused for only a moment before grabbing down my Kona Dew.  It’s rare that a bike leaves my garage for a new how, but I’m out of space and seeing that the Burley Runabout and the Kona Dew serve mostly the same purpose, that purpose being my hop on and do anything bike, I considered letting one of them…Continue Reading

2019 Mt. Baker Hill Climb

I considered my ride in the 2018 Mt. Baker Hill Climb an adventure to be endured, not necessarily enjoyed during the adventure, yet another example of a favorite C.S. Lewis quote, Adventures are never fun while you’re having them. Going into the 2019 event with eyes wide open, I’ve been expecting a tough but enjoyable ride, even during the ride.  I’d been reimagining my Kona Dew as a fast road bike with gearing to tackle the hill at my pace, as well…Continue Reading

Reimagining the Dew

Sometimes I reimagine one of the several bikes hanging on my wall and sometimes I actually carry my reimagining on to the reinventing stage.  Such is the case with my Kona Dew.  Now I’ve put a lot of miles on the Dew, but all of those miles were as a hybrid bike, riding gravel, pavement, dirt, rocks, roots, water, whatever.  For the most part, I’ve had cyclocross knobby tires on it for those miles and they seem to do pretty…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

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

Quiet Lummi Loop

Today’s ride around the Lummi Peninsula was the quietest trip around that loop that I can ever recall.  That’s something, especially for this particular loop that can be fraught with barking dogs, loud trucks and cars whizzing to and from the ferry.  Today though….nothing. Just nothing. It was a nice warm spring morning, not too early, but it seemed everyone and their dogs were still asleep. Fine by me, made it a nicer ride. This is a loop that I…Continue Reading