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  • Blog Post: The power of "ouch"...

    From my bicycle blog... Three of them
  • Blog Post: RAMROD 2009 ride report

    http://riderx.info/blogs/riderx/archive/2009/08/06/ramrod-2009.aspx
  • Blog Post: Livestrong Seattle Century report

    From my cycling blog ...
  • Blog Post: 7 Hills of Kirkland 2009

    7 Hills of Kirkland 2009
  • Blog Post: Progressio per Patientia

    "Progress through suffering" I have a friend (perhaps "riding acquaintance" is a more accurate term) named " Elden Fat Cyclist ". Actually, that's his stage name. His real name is "Harold Fat Cyclist". Harold has been involved in Livestrong for a while and - for reasons that will become obvious if you...
  • Blog Post: Triathlon report

    For your "enjoyment", a report on the Triathlon I did last Sunday...
  • Blog Post: Deep Breath...

    An unexpected vacation. Here's why ...
  • Blog Post: Ramrod 2007

    Here's my ride report ...
  • Blog Post: Bicycle Adventures San Juan Islands Family Camping Tour

    Read my review here ...
  • Blog Post: Cycling information...

    For a while I've been toying with the idea of writing more about cycling than I have in the past - as I seem to have developed a passion for the sport - but too much of any one thing isn't good in a blog (as evidenced by my earnest desire to avoid to much useful C# stuff). So, I've had things I wanted...
  • Blog Post: 7 hills (+4) and 29 undulations of Kirkland, 2007 edition

    Today I did my first hard ride of the year, the 11-hill version 58-mile "metric century" 7 hills ride. Last year I did CTS training , and while it did great for my aerobic endurance, I didn't think it had enough strength work or interval work. This year I've been spending more time pushing bigger gears...
  • Blog Post: This too will come to pass...

    This year, I got into RAMROD (though it should more correctly be named "Ride on the Eastside of Mount Rainier in One Day because the roads are washed out" - I guess ROTEMROD isn't terribly catchy...), which features (among other things) a climb up Sunrise . Sunrise being a small visitor center on the...
  • Blog Post: A short little ride

    I wrote about the Seattle Randoneeur group last fall when they did the Populaire. And I think I probably wrote something about the relative insanity of riding a 1000K course. So, how about 2519 miles in 22 days down the continental divide on a single-speed mountain bike? The Way of the Mountain...
  • Blog Post: Cycling 2006 and 2007

    I spent some time playing around with my Polar Software to get some summaries for the last year. Here's some data. 2006 Cycling Summary Distance: 2540 miles Elevation Gain: 109,259 ft Average Speed: 14.8 mph Calories: 113,615 Time: ...
  • Blog Post: Tour of the Evergreens

    There's a group organized to put on a yearly stage race in Washington State. Tour of the Evergreens They're looking for some donations to help make it happen, and for help designing a logo. This will be very cool if they can pull it off.
  • Blog Post: Studious sloth

    Yesterday, I had the chance to go on the Kitsap Kolor Klassic (really, the Kitsap Color Classic), but I didn't. Excuses were proffered and accepted. I was tired from all the rides I'd done. I needed to work on my deck. I had family committments. All were good. But in truth, I just didn't feel like...
  • Blog Post: SIR Mountain Populaire 2006

    Today, I rode the Mountain Populaire 100K, put on by the Seattle International Randonneurs . Randonneuring is a long-distance cycling discipline that originated in France (hence the name) way back in the 1800s. It's organized around a series of rides known as "brevets", which are pronounced exactly...
  • Blog Post: Fun with a ISU Inclinometer

    For a while now, you've been able to buy digital levels . Amazingly, they will display angles within 0.1 degree. As some of you know, I've been on a quest for a good way of mapping hills, and I found that you can order up a inclinometer from the same company that makes the digital levels. Which I...
  • Blog Post: Summits of Bothell 2006

    Yesterday I rode the Summits of Bothell . Like its more popular cousin to the south, S (I'm not a big fan of "cute" acronyms so I'm not going to use it...) is a ride focused around hills, originally 7 but now 8 in a bid to outdo the competition. Their other bid to outdo the competition is in steepness...
  • Blog Post: STP 2006 - one day

    T- 2.5 days : It's the Wednesday before STP . STP is the biggest cycling event in the Seattle area, in which 9000 riders will leave from Seattle, hoping to reach Portland under their own power. Most will ride 100-125 miles on Saturday, and then finish the remainder of the 204.5 mile route on Sunday...
  • Blog Post: Carmichael Training Systems Review

    Carmichael Training Systems "Classic" Review www.trainright.com This spring, I decided to pony up some money for a real training plan, rather than the "just ride" approach that I've used in the past. I looked at a few options. If you want to interact with a real human, it seems that the going...
  • Blog Post: A close escape, and more on inappropriate cleverness

    Monday I went on the 7 hills ride . Wednesday night, I wrote a long and detailed post about it, and hit the "Post" button. In a fit of editorial brilliance, my blog server chose that exact moment to experience a problem, and the post vanished into the ether. Few will quarrel that that event...
  • Blog Post: Yelling at car drivers...

    While bicycles don't have horns, I do have some decent lungs, and every once and a while I'll yell *HEY* loudly at a car driver to get their attention before they do something stupid. It works often enough to make it worthwhile, and even when it doesn't, it makes me feel better. On Saturday, a van...
  • Blog Post: Nice post on group riding skills...

    If you ride in a group, you've probably had the experience of riding with people who don't know the etiquette of a group ride. Or maybe you've been that person who didn't know the etiquette. Either way, you might want to read: Unwritten rules of a group ride
  • Blog Post: Mystery solved

    I can't say that I'm surprised, though it did take me a while to put it all together. I think it started when I said that I was thinking about getting a coach. Emails that took a few days to come back. That sort of thing. And then when I signed up for a coach, it got a little more obvious. A Saturday...
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