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Name: Steve Kato
Date registered: May 14, 2010

Latest posts

  1. (N)iceRide — December 8, 2013
  2. Pirates, the cannibal, and sharks! — August 22, 2013
  3. 2013 STP in 1 Day — July 14, 2013
  4. Peng’sFast60 — July 6, 2013
  5. Mt. St. Helens – June 22, 2013 — June 25, 2013

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Dec 08 2013



I hope you have been able to take advantage of this dry weather. I rode today (Sunday, 12/08). It was cold, but my ride was flat – about as flat as you can get around here. A couple of pictures below show that not all ice fields are found in the mountains. You can see …

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Aug 22 2013

Pirates, the cannibal, and sharks!

At the last minute I decided to join Eddie to ride half of the RSVP. I was going as a pirate. We started out from Marymoor tempting the rain by ditching our jackets. I must have run over something ‘cause I got a flat just at the entrance to the Sammamish river trail. I swapped …

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Jul 14 2013

2013 STP in 1 Day


  This was an event that I had been wanting to do for many years, ever since my first STP. So this year, I finally decided to do it. Kary had planned everything out, with Gail and Kathryn providing support. Kary even had a customized spreadsheet to figure out the time points and you could enter …

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Jul 06 2013


This is our last ride before the 2013 one-day STP. We gathered up at Marymoor Park – a rather small crew, but enough to do some pacelining. Peng started out at a pretty fast clip, right up at 20 out of the park and onto the trail. He missed one turn, then the next – I figured …

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Jun 25 2013

Mt. St. Helens – June 22, 2013

Kary at Cascade Peaks

One thing about this ride is that it is far away – a solid 2 hours by car. By the time we hit MortonI really had to go. My advice is to take I-5 all the way to around Chehalis and then head east on 12. People picked up some food – I got three packs …

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Jun 24 2013

Bike Noises


Well, I can tell you about the rides I’ve been on these past few months: the Chilly Hilly, the Seven Hills of Kirkland, the Flying Wheels Summer Century, Crystal Mountain, and part of the High Pass Challenge. I could tell you tales of soaking wet rides, endless cramps, and some spills, but maybe some other …

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Sep 18 2012

RATS2012 – Sept 15, 2012


This ride is not about the rodents, but it is the Ride Around The Sound. A charity ride for the American Lung Association. I rode it in memory of my Dad. The ride started out at South Seattle Community College in West Seattle. I met up with a UW Medicine rider, but after the first …

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Apr 22 2012

Sunday afternoon – South Lake Loop

Well, I attempted to set this up as a friendlier ride and it started out that way. Alana was there and we had a decent pace for a while. Then she had to drop off. The pace was still friendly going across the floating bridge and started to pick up a little as we rode …

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Jul 22 2011

STP 2011 – Red Team Ride Report

Our ride started off almost like clockwork – people got their streamers and their much valued  wrist bands. We left at 6:20am and the remaining color teams left roughly on schedule with the yellow team rolling out at 6:40am. At Kent, we saw some of the teams start to come in and our team (red) took off …

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Jul 13 2011

July 4 “Animal” Ride Report

The call for this ride to Northbend went out right after Tour de Donut. When I heard that Richard set it up, the only word that came to mind was, “hills.” When I heard that Ed was on it I thought, “hammerfest.” Ed said he’d be riding tandem with a mystery stoker. I was a …

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