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Name: Jon Okada
Date registered: May 19, 2010

Latest posts

  1. North Loop — May 19, 2012
  2. South Loop — May 12, 2012
  3. Mercer Island Loop — April 28, 2012
  4. Protected: 2011 Team IJM Wrap-Up — November 23, 2011
  5. Upcoming: Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish Loop, May 28 — May 24, 2011

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May 19 2012

North Loop

The Incident

Remember when you were a kid and you were making Easter eggs? And you got tired of making those boring single color Easter eggs? So you decided to make the coolest, multi-colored Easter egg and spent 20 minutes (but it seemed like 3 hours) holding an egg partially suspended at different angles in the different color …

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May 12 2012

South Loop

Yeah, we caught 'em!

Nancy and I started at 9:00 am from the Mercer Island Community Center. The South Loop would be double the mileage from our last time out (i.e., the Mercer Island Loop). It was cool, but the sun was out. A perfect morning to cycle! We headed toward the East Channel Bridge, through the Mercer Slough …

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Apr 28 2012

Mercer Island Loop

Riding single today

Doug, Jerrold, Phebe, Rene, Phoebe, Nancy, Karen (riding solo), Gail (riding solo), Kary, and myself rode the Mercer Island Loop on a sunny Saturday afternoon. After some tough mid-week negotiation, Nancy and I agreed to ride tandem (Note: If Nancy weren’t a pastor, she would be qualified to negotiate nuclear arms treaties and national labor deals). I drove into the Mercer …

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Nov 23 2011

Protected: 2011 Team IJM Wrap-Up

Brian Cress (L) and Gary Haugen (R) from IJM

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May 24 2011

Upcoming: Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish Loop, May 28

This Saturday, May 28, there is a planned ride around the lakes (Sammamish and Washington). Date: Saturday, May 28 Time: Meet @ 7:45 am, leaving @ 8:00 am Place: Sunset Elementary School (4229 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue)(click for map) Distance: ~67 miles Pace: Steady to Moderate (click here for what this means) Terrain: …

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Apr 02 2011

Ride Report – South Lake Washington Loop


  The gray sky (as well as the weather report) threatened rain, but we assembled at the Mercer Island Park and Ride anyway for Saturday’s ride around the South Lake Washington loop. After all, around here, when are you going to ride if you wait until there’s no chance of rain? There was a noticeable …

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Mar 19 2011

Ride Report – Mercer Island Loop

It was a perfect morning for riding – clear sunny sky, crisp morning air, and friends to enjoy it with. Who would have thought it was the day BEFORE Spring? One would swear it was already here. We made it to the Mercer Island Park and Ride at 8:40 am and found our fearless ride …

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Aug 01 2010

07.08.10 Touring Sonoma


We enjoyed some Sonoma Wine Country action from July 5th to 12th.  After flying into the Santa Rosa airport we settled right into the Worldmark in Windsor, a complex of beautiful time share condominiums.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the local geography, Windsor is located in Sonoma Valley, which is immediately west …

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Jun 23 2010

Chain Ring Bolts: The Untold Story

I rode our tandem into work this morning. Heading up Rainier Avenue with a little added pressure to the pedals, I felt the crank suddenly give. The last few times out I had noticed some squeaking, especially on the hills, so I was intending to bring the tandem into RE Cycles before the STP. Now …

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May 31 2010

2010.05.31 7 Hills of Kirkland

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Well…Kary, Chris, William and I rode the 7 Hills of Kirkland today and guess what? We found the two hills we missed on our previous attempt!  You know what we didn’t find?  The South Kirkland Park and Ride.  Can you believe that the City of Kirkland is so into urban beautification that they hide their park and  rides?  Or is …

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