Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day Dash

2020 Chilly Hilly: A brotherly ride with a bit of sun

Hardcore bicycle riders, for some odd reason, seem attracted to rides featuring tough hills and rotten weather. That’s got to be the reason why rides such as the 7 Hills of Kirkland, the Stinky Spoke, and the Worst Day of … Continue reading

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2019 Emerald City Ride: Not as scenic anymore, but still a thrill to ride carless freeways

This year’s Emerald City Ride was without the featured stretch on the Alaskan Way Viaduct because, well, the viaduct no longer exists. Replacing it with a jaunt through the Highway 99 Tunnel means that you can now escape the rain … Continue reading

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Hello, tunnel; goodbye, viaduct! Two days to obsess about both

Even after the big snow dumps this week, the run and bicycle ride through downtown Seattle’s new tunnel last weekend is still memorable. It won’t be easy to forget joining a thousand other runners from Corral 6 as we first … Continue reading

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2018 Seattle Half-Marathon: Cool new course for my half No. 39

For more than a decade, the Seattle Marathon or Half-Marathon has been a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for me. Last Sunday (Nov. 25), I resumed this tradition after a two-year break by running theĀ Seattle Half-Marathon. It was my longest run of … Continue reading

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2018 Seafair Torchlight 8K Run: What I’ll miss and won’t miss about running on the viaduct

Cynics in the running crowd say Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct will live to see another run, that we’ve heard it all before about how it’s coming down soon. But I disagree. I believe the Highway 99 tunnel will be funneling … Continue reading

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2018 Emerald City Bike Ride: First ride back is last ride on Seattle’s viaduct

The weather gods were in a foul mood for my first post-surgery bicycling event on April 8, as rain and wind made for a wet, chilly Emerald City Bike Ride. But I got the chance to ride one last timeĀ (traffic-free) … Continue reading

Posted in 10K, 5K, 8K, ankle surgery, Bicycling, Flying Wheels, Marathons, Rock 'n Roll Seattle Marathon, Running, Seafair Torchlight Run, Seahawks 12K Run, St. Patrick's Day Dash, Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2017 Hot Chocolate 15K: Event organizers are doing something right

I always like new challenges, things I haven’t done before. So on this year’s list was running the Hot Chocolate 15K in downtown Seattle. I ran the Hot Chocolate 5K for the first time last year, but had never done … Continue reading

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