Category Archives: Seattle Century

7 Hills of Kirkland Metric Century: First of two backbreaking rides

That was one hard ride on Memorial Day. But no time to wallow in my soreness. Another tough one is coming up this Saturday. I signed up for these two back-to-back, backbreaking bike rides — the 7 Hills of Kirkland and … Continue reading

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2013 Flying Wheels bike ride: Why aren’t more women bicycling?

For only the second year, I rode Flying Wheels bicycle ride on June 8, and I can’t imagine skipping it now to do either of the road runs happening the same weekend — the Fremont 5K and the Shore Run … Continue reading

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12Ks of Christmas caps a semi-decent comeback year

This is the post I meant to finish last Sunday. I had a typically slow but solid effort in walking and running the 12Ks of Christmas 12K in Kirkland on Dec. 16, an event I have participated in since 2003 … Continue reading

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My 20 bicycle rules of the road

My bicycle-riding season is winding down fast, now that college football is here, the days are shorter, and my first century (and all the training for it) is done. I am back to training mostly now for distance walks, which would … Continue reading

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Tour de Peaks 2012: First century feels a lot like first marathon

I remember well my first marathon. It was October 2003 at the Portland Marathon, and I’d waited for this chance for several months of painstaking training. Only a heart attack or serious injury was going to keep me from crossing … Continue reading

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Seattle Century 2012: Better late than never

Not everything went well with the Seattle Century 85-mile ride I did yesterday (July 28), but when I hit the finish line, it didn’t matter. The hospitality of the volunteers, the toughness of the course, and the achievement of completing … Continue reading

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