Tag Archive: Hills

Aug 17 2010

2010 RSVP Initial post-ride report

Here is my first entry to the 2010 RSVP ride. I hope to post some vignettes of the ride. A couple of caveats: 1) I am not normally a competitive person 2) The vignettes are from my perspective. The other riders may have other views. First and foremost: Many thanks to those who provided support …

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Jul 10 2010

2010 Tour de Donut (Eastside)

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Well, we actually did it.  The inaugural ride of the Tour de Donut (Eastside) –  37 miles of riding, visits to 4 donut shops and, as it turns out, lots of hills.  Here’s what I learned: Biking and donuts do mix after all . It takes a long time to leave each donut shop.  (Kind of what …

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Jun 28 2010

Crystal Mountain Ride Report

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The ride on Saturday (6/26) brought out sixteen people; one tandem with our youngest rider among all those who made it to the top and back.  The ride started out cold as is typical in the mountains. We had a little mist as we worked our way over to Hwy 410 but the riders were …

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Jun 13 2010

Crystal Mountain – June 26

Ride: Crystal Mountain Date: June 26 Ride Leader: blueneck Distance: about 90 miles Start location: Enumclaw High School, 226 Semanski Street Enumclaw, WA 98022-209 Start time: 7AM Description: We start at the high school and wind our way onto Highway 410 (Chinook Pass Hwy). This is a real highway with logging trucks and all, so …

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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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May 24 2010

New Bike Commuter

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I know that as some of us that are just starting to try commuting by bike to work (or just cycling in general), it can sometimes feel daunting.  Some thoughts that my come to mind are: Can I ride the few miles to work? (Yes, but it may take time to build endurance.) Do I need …

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May 23 2010

Pumping off the Pulled Pork

Dan Ko, Steve Kato, Kurt and I went for a spin around Lake Sammamish after the MC Meeting today. Steve split off at Marymoor and rode home. Dan, Kurt and I continued back up W Lk Sammamish. Mr. Ko wins the “sandbagger award” for moku-ing up the hills as he passed us. It was a …

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May 20 2010

North Loop last Sat. 5/15/2010

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I learned a few things on this ride.  But that’ll come at the end. We had 7 guys riding the North Loop from the Wilburton P&R.  Craig and I rode my tandem from my house meeting Eddie on his Pinarello, Mike riding his Towel Rack, Eric Y on his Fuji, and two of Mikes friends …

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May 16 2010

2008.05.15 Snoqualmie Falls-Tokul Road Loop

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Snoqualmie Falls-Tokul Road Loop The morning was cool, bright and crisp when we started.  I have not taken this route before the Snoqualmie falls and I was looking forward to seeing how to get there, having heard about this route from other.  As we went behind Pickering Market, the slugs were out in force — good thing for …

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May 08 2010

2010.05.08 Snoqualmie Valley-Carnation Loop

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It was a wonderful day for a ride along Snoqualmie Valley into Carnation.  We had 11 riders, including Jeff W. who was new to the group and had not ridden for awhile.  The ride was about 45 miles with a fair number of hills but we all made it.  Jeff was the trooper of the …

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