Category Archive: Community

Feb 28 2012

Chilly Hilly 2012: from FA(s)T Eddie’s point of view


The cold temperature and the hills each contribute to the challenge.  But for me, the biggest challenge is the fact that I haven’t exercised in any way, since September.  Back then, my conditioning was acceptable.  But I’ve had a lot of cake, ice cream, roast beef, red wine, poppy-seed muffins, and couch time since the …

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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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Aug 08 2011

Team IJM News


Team IJM will be riding to support Project Kolkata! Click here to read about a raid on a brothel in Kolkata from a NY Times journalist who participated in the raid. As of July 7, Team IJM has raised $28,230 towards its $25,000 goal!! Click here to learn more about IJM and how to donate …

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Jul 22 2011

STP 2011 – Red Team Ride Report

Our ride started off almost like clockwork – people got their streamers and their much valued  wrist bands. We left at 6:20am and the remaining color teams left roughly on schedule with the yellow team rolling out at 6:40am. At Kent, we saw some of the teams start to come in and our team (red) took off …

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May 26 2011

This is IJM. This is why we ride.

The NY Times just published an article from one of its journalist who participated in an IJM raid. …So we emerged from the brothel with five lives that had just been transformed. Equally important, one pimp had been arrested and arrest warrants had been issued for two more. There are no quick fixes to human …

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May 19 2011

IJM Advocates

Daniel and Bentley advocating for IJM at Newport HS

Bentley and Daniel both wore their IJM jerseys to school today.  Daniel mentioned that it provided the opportunity to get to talk to their classmates about the issues of human trafficking and how IJM is working to combat it.  Way to go guys! (Click here to learn more about IJM and how we are riding in support …

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May 15 2011

Issaquah-May Valley-Black Diamond-Renton Loop, May 14

Black Diamond 5-14-11 022

28 — that was the number of riders that we had on today’s ride.  This was one of the biggest group rides yet and as we were to find out, quite a challenge to keep track of everyone. (But everyone made it back  — sore maybe – but safe and sound).  The weather was wonderful too – 10 weeks …

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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 01 2010

Teaching Kids to Ride

For those of you with young kids (or grandkids) that want to learn to ride, the is a type of bike that does not use training wheels and makes it easier for them to learn quickly.  I heard great things about this type of bike from parents. Here is the article from the Wall Stree …

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Jul 21 2010

STP 2010 – Brief Update

We completed the  Seattle-to-Portland ride this past weekend!  All in all, we had 28 riders crossing the finish line for World Vision and World Bicycle Relief.  (See Riding the STP — Bicycles for AIDS Caregivers).  We had a great time of riding, fellowship and opportunities to share with others what World Vision and World Bicycle Relief does.  And we want …

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