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Name: Steve Kato
Date registered: May 14, 2010

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  2. Pirates, the cannibal, and sharks! — August 22, 2013
  3. 2013 STP in 1 Day — July 14, 2013
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  5. Mt. St. Helens – June 22, 2013 — June 25, 2013

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Jul 13 2011

Tour de Donut 2011 Ride Report

This was a delicious ride. Our first stop was Krispy Kreme*. Dan and William picked out a dozen or so. I wolfed down a couple 1/4 size pieces and my stoker took one as well. We next went up East Lake Sammamish Pkwy – I found that I was pulling a bunch of people so …

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Jun 27 2011

Crystal Mountain


The weather started out gray, and cool with a little bit of drizzle. We made an early pit stop. I didn’t realize that Gail likes taking pictures. You can ask her about what pictures she took some time. Jon had a flat on the ride up to Greenwater, but otherwise it was pretty uneventful – …

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Jun 24 2011

Upcoming: Crystal Mountain

Date: June 25, 2011 Status: Planned Start location: Enumclaw High School, 226 Semanski Street Enumclaw, WA 98022-209 Start Time: 7am < — note the time!!!! Finish Time: about 6pm Distance: about 84miles Ride Leader Comments: Ride Description: We start at the high school and wind our way onto Highway 410 (Chinook Pass Hwy). This is …

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Jun 06 2011

Swan Century – Beautiful Ride with FOOD! (June 4)


This is an interesting ride – it’s split into two legs.  The first leg goes east to the town of Concrete.  Frances, Doug Y. and I took it easy; though Frances and I did pick up the pace a little we settled back to ride with Doug Y. who knows enough to not get sucked …

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May 28 2011

Pod 1/A Ride Report for Lake Washington & Lake Sammamish, May 28

We started off from Sunset Elementary. Everyone stuck together pretty much all the way to Log Boom Park. A couple of folks broke off to take a nature break or stop at a store but I didn’t notice. I was too busy huffing away. After a quick regroup at Log Boom Park I tried to …

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Apr 02 2011

Upcoming North End Ride: Shoreline down and back, Saturday, April 9


Proposed Ride: Shoreline/Interurban North – down and back – update: 4/9/2011 – it’s on as far as I can tell. Start: 8:35am, April 9 (Saturday), Shorecrest High School, 15353 25th Avenue Northeast, Shoreline, WA We may drive from here to a different starting point, so please be on time. There may be a lot of …

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Jan 29 2011

Bike wheel

Pothole damage: Rear Rim

When do you replace your rims/wheels? Here’s a shot of my rear wheel: Under normal circumstances, I could ride over potholes that caused this dent with no incident. But as my rim became worn down, the material became thinner and weaker. Aside from the dent, the depth of wear on the rim was about 0.02″ …

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Sep 13 2010

The High Pass Challenge Ride Report

At Windy Ridge

The High Pass Challenge (HPC) is a ride up to Windy Ridge in the Mount St. Helens blast zone. This particular ride is timed. Riders are supposed to finish in ten hours or less. This report is from my perspective. Kary and I started out at 7AM after driving over two hours to get to Packwood. It was …

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Sep 04 2010

Overdue Ride Report for the 2010 STP

Here is my version of the STP ride report. It is from my perspective. Other folks will have had different experiences. The 2010 STP ride: We started off from Lewis Creek park at around 6:45 or so. The temperature was cold and everyone was eager to get started. We split off into a bunch of ride …

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Aug 19 2010

Proposed: Ride around Lake Sammamish

Date: Saturday, August 21 Start: 7AM at Sunset Elementary Distance: about 22miles Pace: steady, 12-14 The route goes clockwise around Lake Sammamish, going by Costco, then north along East Lake Sammamish Parkway, cutting into Marymoor Park and then back up to Sunset Elementary along West Lake Sammamish Parkway. If this sounds a little boring, I …

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