Category Archive: Rides

Apr 27 2012

Upcoming Ride: Woodinville via Sammamish River Trail, Sunday April 29

Date: Sunday, April 29 Time: Meet @ 2:30 pm Place: Sunset Elementary School (4229 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue)(click for map) Distance: ~20-30 miles Pace: Leisurely. (click here for what this means) (actual pace will depend on group) Terrain: Flat (click here for what this means) Expected Ride Time: 2-3 hours (plus stop at Falls for …

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Apr 26 2012

Snohomish Bakery Ride, April 21, 2012

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Potatoes au gratin are thinly sliced potatoes baked with cheese and cream. According to, a 1-cup serving contains 313 calories, roughly half in carbs, and the other half in fat. I like mine prepared with Yukon Gold potatoes, and a mix of parmesan and gruyere cheese. Most of you who’ve taken Heather’s Eating for …

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Apr 25 2012

Upcoming Ride: Snoqualmie Falls -Tokul Road, Saturday, April 28

There is a ride planned for this Saturday, April 28, to Snoqualmie Falls starting at 8:30am. Date: Saturday, April 28 Time: Meet @ 8:30am, Leaving @ 8:45 am Place: Sunset Elementary School (4229 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Bellevue)(click for map) Distance: ~45 miles Pace: Steady to Moderate. (click here for what this means) Terrain: Hilly (click here …

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Apr 24 2012

Upcoming Ride: Lake Sammamish Laps, Saturday, April 28, 2012

This Saturday, we will do some laps around Lake Samammish.  We expect to do about 3 laps. You don’t have to be doing the STP in one day to join us and you can even join for just a lap or two.  Be aware that this will be a faster ride… Date: Saturday, April 28, …

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Apr 23 2012

Cedar River Eagle, April 22, 2012

Preparing to turn around

Last week Esther and I dusted off our tandem and went for ride.  After a few mishaps, we did eventually get a ride in that week.  We knew though, that we would like to make adjustments and so we went on another ride this week to try out some dffferent equipment.  In particular, we were …

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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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Apr 20 2012

Upcoming Ride: Marymoore to Snohomish

We’re planning a great ride Saturday… we’ll take the Sammamish trail from Marymoor Park to Woodinville, then ride to Maltby and continue onto Snohomish.  We’ll stop at a bakery for snacks/lunch in Snohomish.  Round trip should be around 50 miles.  It’s a nice ride and it should be a beautiful day.   Date: Saturday, April 21,2012 Time: …

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Apr 14 2012

Tacos, April 14, 2012


Saturday found Esther and me preparing for our first tandem ride of the season.  I dusted off the bike, checked to make sure all the tools were packed, pumped up the tires – good, no flats - and noticing the crank had some grease, tried to at least give it a cursory wipe. Rolling the tandem to the car, i removed …

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Apr 09 2012

The Tragedy of the Black Diamond Bakery Ride


A beautiful day, and a beautiful ride. As a rider, this means a bright sun that sharply pierces the solid, blue sky, and gently radiates warm rays onto my face, while miles clock by, past rushing river, past tree-covered embankment, over smooth dry asphalt, and into a bakery. No flats, no cramps, no injuries. Enjoying …

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Mar 31 2012

March 31 ride around Lake Sammamish…in the rain


Wet.  Cold.  Typical March riding conditions for Seattle.  Who could ask for more?  Apparently, most people do. Fridays nights are when I plan to get ready for my Saturday morning ride.  Work is stressful, not because it’s hard, but because of the volume of projects and deadlines.  Each week run by in a blur, and …

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