Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 29 2012

East Lake Laps – Sunday, April 29


The invitation seemed right- a lesiurely ride on the Sammamish River Trail to Woodinville and back.  This was only about a 14 mile ride or so.  A nice ride to stretch out the legs. Getting ready, I figured we would meet at Marymoore.  Why not just ride over?  Running a bit late I pushed the …

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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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Apr 27 2012

Upcoming: Mercer Island Loop, Saturday, April 28

Date: Saturday, April 28 Time: Meet @ 11:30 am, On the road by 11:45 am Place: Mercer Island Community Center Distance: ~13.5 miles Pace: Leisurely. (actual pace will depend on group) Terrain: Mostly flat/Rolling (click here for what this means) Expected Ride Time: 1.25 hours Cancellation: Steady or heavy rain cancels. Ride Leader: Jon Okada

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 24 2012

Eating for Endurance Cycling Workshop on Wednesday, April 25

One of our riders, Heather, is a sports nutritionist and she will be holding an Eating for Endurance Cycling workshop on Wednesday, April 25 from 7-8pm at the South Bellevue Community Center. This would be a great way to learn how to fuel yourself for any long rides, including the STP.  Please consider attending!!  Click here …

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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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