• Scott Boulder – Gravel Edition

    Last year I came across a Scott Boulder which I hoped to restore, out of a past and somewhat nostalgic to Scott.  Well if you read that post you’ll know that the bike was more than a little disaster.  The big items like wheels, forks, seat tube and brakes were complete goners, succumbing to decades of corrosion.  The drivetrain however was in pretty good shape and the frame, aside from the gaudy colors, was actually a pretty nice light chromoly…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

  • 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

  • Spring Yet?

    Is it spring yet?  With the exception of the morning ice, January 13th sure seemed like the first day of spring.  As such, it seemed also like a nice chance to ride a long mixed loop that I’ve been thinking of trying out. It also felt like a spring ride from how pooped I was near the end of the loop.  It has been several months since I’ve ridden more than 10 or 15 miles at a time, let alone…Continue Reading