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Favorite Rides: PT. Defiance 2013 Edition

Near to the 4th of July celebration for a number of years now my bicycle riding buddies and I have done an 86 mile day ride to PT. Defiance on Puget Sound and nearby Tacoma, Washington.   There is a huge park at the Point and also the Zoo.  When we rode into the park this […]

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Wed, July 3 2013 » On the Road » No Comments

CYCLING The STP and HIKING The Trails: The Summer Adventure of 2013

I am training for my 15th ride in the STP, or SEATTLE TO PORTLAND  Bicycle Classic of 204 miles on July 13, 2013.  Once again I am working on making it a one day ride and I am not riding with a team or a family member.  There will be about 8,000 at the start […]

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Mon, June 10 2013 » On the Road » No Comments

Fall tour – Columbia Basin 2012

Here we go again on our next bicycle tour for 2012.  I am expecting the arrival of my new bike within the week and it is an official touring bike.  Vacation dates are all set aside and we have been doing practice rides each week to get into shape.  Also we have been doing spinning […]

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Wed, August 1 2012 » On the Road » No Comments

Hot Thoughts

The rain has returned to the Pacific Northwest and it is getting colder.  Not been able to do much riding because of catching up on all the tasks I missed while on the Sierra Cascades cycling tour.   I am also getting lots of good help in repairing my Bianchi Eros bike, which truly took a […]

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Thu, November 17 2011 » On the Road » No Comments

Old Bike Blues

The 12 year old Bianchi bicycle is being taken apart in California to be shipped home.   It has done a great many miles and been a good part of my team.   It was my ‘party favor’ for my partner’s 50th birthday! I had an older Raleigh and I bought my wife a French Motobecane Touring […]

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Thu, October 6 2011 » On the Road » No Comments

REENTRY – 5 lessons learned

I am home from the Sierra Cascades Bike Tour of 2011.  My good old bicycle is being taken apart in California to be shipped home.  It may take a lot of work to get this 12 year old work horse back in shape.   I only had 5 gears left after a pack cord broke loose […]

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Thu, September 29 2011 » On the Road » No Comments

Riding into Yosemite

Most recent update from the Sierra/Cascades Bike Tour Group is that the mountains are high and very beautiful.  As I write the fellows are ascending the highest pass Tioga – 10k feet –   and are descending into Yosemite National Park.  They will be in the park approximately 3 to 4 days. The group is still […]

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Thu, September 15 2011 » On the Road » No Comments

Up Hill and Down

Two and a half weeks of biking left to go on this Sierra/ Cascades Mountain passes tour. This has been an amazing experience and we have met so many interesting people. When we arrived in Mazama, Washington the whole community was gathered for a pizza feed in the park and they included us in their […]

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Thu, September 8 2011 » On the Road » 1 Comment

The First Two Weeks

Here are a few shots from the first two weeks of the bike tour: Enjoy this site? Subscribe and keep up with all the updates! Or support this site by promoting us through your favorite network:

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Thu, September 1 2011 » On the Road » 2 Comments

Hiking in the Islands of the Pacific Northwest

By Patricia The biking tour fellows are having a great time and a good adventure.  When they arrived in Mazama, WA., the whole town was having a pizza feed and they were invited to join in and be a part of the gathering. It was a hot ride to Ellensburg and then a lovely canyon […]

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Thu, August 25 2011 » On the Road » No Comments