• 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

  • 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