Category Archives: RSVP

7 Hills of Kirkland 2018: Ranking these hills by level of agony

Another year, another challenging Memorial Day ride. I joined about 950 other riders in the 7 Hills of Kirkland bicycle ride last Monday (May 28), an event sponsored by EvergreenHealth to raise money to fight homelessness. I’ve done this ultra-hilly ride six … Continue reading

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2018 Seattle Bike-n-Brews: Ride was scorching hot, beer was cold and going down easy

For the first time that I can remember, I returned to my car after a long bicycle ride hot, sweaty, spent and … slightly tipsy. It was after the Seattle Bike-n-Brews last Sunday, May 6, in temperatures that reached the high … Continue reading

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2017 Flying Wheels Summer Century: Got through 100 miles with a little help from my friends

The heat of my bicycling season took place over the last six weeks, and it culminated last Saturday (June 10) with the Flying Wheels Summer Century. The century is bicycling’s version of the marathon (though not quite as hard on the body, … Continue reading

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2016 Lake Union 10K: Fun run that includes a post-race breakfast

Last weekend could have been a great one for bicycling. Both the RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party!) and Obliteride rides took place, but I took a pass on both. RSVP would have been fantastic, but I couldn’t find … Continue reading

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2014 12Ks of Christmas 12K: Late-race drama, but I find the finish line

The 12th annual 12Ks of Christmas run in Kirkland last Sunday (Dec. 21) featured new 12K and 5K courses this year, and I ended up getting lost in the last two kilometers of the 12K. In fact, I apparently took … Continue reading

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2014 Harvest Century: A pleasant ride with my wine

My last organized bicycle ride of 2014 — the Harvest Century 45-mile route through Washington County’s wine country west of Portland on Sunday, Sept. 28 — was one of the year’s best. A year ago, this event was canceled due … Continue reading

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2014 Seattle to Vancouver (B.C.) Ride: Memorable ride to a cool city

There we were, a bunch of adrenalin-filled bicyclists from the Seattle area, zipping through a crowded pedestrian promenade along English Bay and False Creek in downtown Vancouver, B.C. In the last few miles of the Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and … Continue reading

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