• Tour de Sad News 2020

    Earlier today, I received an email, “Regrettably, we must inform you that the 2020 Tour de Whatcom scheduled for July 18th is officially canceled as of today due to the COVID19 pandemic.” And a bit later today I received another email, “Regrettably, we announce that the Mt. Baker Hill Climb scheduled for September 13th is officially canceled due to the COVID19 pandemic.” It’s a weird year, this 2020. It’s not like I didn’t expect either of these cancellations. In truth,…Continue Reading

  • 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

  • Rufus Trail

    Last weekend I rode Rufus Trail, a trail that was suggested by a coworker as a really nice climbing trail in the Lookout Mountain area.  The trail leads from the parking lot on Lake Louise Road, across from one of the Sudden Valley gates.  It’s a lot that I’ve parked in several time, I just have only hiked or hike-a-biked up the road to one of the Lookout Mountain towers.  At one point I tried going on some trails that…Continue Reading