|View yesterday from the top of the Wall on Galbraith Mountain.|
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
|Vern Latta and Tammy Bennett on the home stretch to Artist Point.|
Past stories from Adventures NW are now available online which is coolio because I've written for every single issue in its five-year history. Here's one I wrote about great road bike hill climbs that appeared in the Winter issue. Enjoy!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Above, note mega-smile playing about the lips of our Titanium Cancellara whose wife, Gail, suprised him a week or so ago with a Valentine's Day single-speed, the Redline Monocog 29er. It's the same model I've been enjoying the past year-and-a-half (as well as spent a fair amount of that time in the pain cave) and well, now that Scott's got one, the single-speed rides are sure to get more fun. (And more painful.)
"It's so quiet; it's like running," he said at one point.
I echo his sentiments. Now we just gotta Johnny Boy Clark (below) to take the plunge.
The stretch north from Lost Lake is in a sort of slot between Chuckanut Ridge and Raptor Ridge and is always a crazy fun ride: arrow straight with a few dips, doodles and obstacles to keep it interesting and overall, slightly uphill. But you can ride it pretty fast if you're motivated and of course, we always pretend we're in the Arenburg Forest in Paris-Roubaix and push it as hard as we can. Today was no different; I hung onto Titanium Cancellara's wheel as long as I could and then had to let him go. So much damn fun!
While up on Chuckanut, we got off the bikes and went exploring to see if we're any closer to being able to use the So Easy trail. I'd say no. They've been logging up there for about six months don't look close to being done. Great views of Lummi Island and the rest of the San Juan Islands though.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Some info, including a tentative schedule, just came out regarding this year's Indie Series. Find it here. Looking forward of course to the Bellingham race July 24th, and very intrigued by the Methow race (Methow Cycle and Sport Challenge--June 25th) which takes place at Loup Loup Ski Area. Gots to get my climb on. Of course Leavenworth is always da' bomb (June 4) and man oh man, I can't wait for summer.
Saturday, February 05, 2011
|John and TC on the Mullet bridge, the kind of bridge I like: wide as heck, no more than a foot off the ground. Nice.|
|I dig that creepy smile I'm rockin'. The ill-fitting glasses too. Behind me is da' boyz: Glenn (Ricky) Gervais, Titanium Cancellara, Johnny Boy Clark and Professor VanderStaay.|
|The handsome Glenn (Ricky) Gervais pretending to do something important to his seatpost. I dig his new Radio Shack jersey. I hear black is the new black.|
|Glenn rocks the Mullet bridge.|
Thursday, February 03, 2011
|Sign on the Soos Creek Trail encouraging cyclists to succumb to performance-enhancing drugs.|