• Tour de Whatcom – 2019

    My Garmin read 100.9 miles meaning that for me, the 2019 Tour de Whatcom was in the books. Before the ride, my wife and I were trying to figure out if if this was my 3rd or 4th time, but couldn’t come to a definite conclusion, so just left it out there as a question that might remain unanswered. However, during the ride there were hours upon hours to mindlessly ponder the question.  2015, or 16, or ?  The years didn’t…Continue Reading

  • Birch Bay to Boulder Beach

    This route has been an enigma for me in the same way that Canyon Lake had been an enigma for me until I actually rode to Canyon Lake for myself.  My wife and I have walked in and around all the roads near BP out on Pt. Whitehorn, yet not actually traversed the whole area.  I thought it would be a nice pleasant alternative to riding Kickerville between Mtn. View and Birch Bay Lynden Rd. Spoiler….it was in all respects a…Continue Reading

  • North County Loop

    Saturday was a nice morning for a long road ride. As a fitness goal, I signed up for the 100 mile Tour de Whatcom in July, so it is getting to be the time that I need to get my body used to the long miles on a road bike.  Fitness levels for road biking and mountain biking may be closely related, but road bike hours on drop bars have you in one or two pretty defined positions while mountain…Continue Reading