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McClinchy Mile 2015

Shortly after last year’s McClinchy Mile, the Oso mudslide happened.  This year, they changed the route from Arlington to Granite Falls, to Arlington to Darrington via the new road through Oso.  A small donation was provided to the community. Since this was both an excuse to get on my bike again after nearly six months off, …

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Cycling Events

This is going to be another light cycling event year simply because I’ll have a lot of weekends sucked up by touring colleges with the kiddo; however, I think the big three are selected: McClinchy Mile – March 15.  I think this is the only local organized ride in March.  This year’s event has a route …

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Cycle Canada: Icefields Parkway – Part 1

Cycle Canada – Icefields Parkway trip summary: 9 days, 582 miles, 26k elevation gain, 95 geocaches and a hundred insect bites. Back in the darkest weeks of December, while visiting my parents in the Houston area, I was hunkered down on the couch, enjoying an escape (summer) fantasy with a copy of Adventure Cycling’s smörgåsbord of 2014 rides.  While …

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Ride Idaho 2013

In the dark world the natives call “January in Seattle,” I was pining for a week-long bike ride as a “carrot” to entice myself to get back to riding.  I’ve covered a lot of great spots in Washington, but was looking for something different.  That something different – but not too different – was Ride …

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May Day

May 1 was the kickoff of Cascade Bicycle Club’s “Bike to Work” event, a month-long effort to commute at least eight times.  I haven’t done this in about five years, so it was good time to revisit it, even though I haven’t quite figured out the Seattle portion of my trek. The ride in was …

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Loci

Loci is a locomotive replica built and donated in 1983 by Oscar and Hazel Scherrer, about a block from the public park in Granit Hills, the hilly loop on the McClinchy Mile bike ride I did last weekend. (Not coincidentally, it also holds a geocache.) Considering this is my third ride since September, I was …

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