Heliotrope Ridge

Biking is and has been my go to recreation choice for most of my life, but really anything in the out of doors will do nicely. For instance this early season hike up Heliotrope Ridge that my wife and I did last week was a sensory experience that could not be matched on a bike. Rather than typing out a bunch of words, I will let the pictures tell the story in this blog post. However, just like riding, there…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

2018 Mt. Baker Hill Climb

My reason for the ride, was to take another step towards returning to a level of fitness that I “useta” have, but have not enjoyed for the last couple of decades or so.  My aim was to use riding the Tour de Whatcom(TDW) as an annual fitness goal, but when my wife shared a Facebook thing about this ride up to Artist Point, I signed up immediately. It was what I would consider grueling, but not too grueling, just enough…Continue Reading