Category Archives: Tour de Peaks

Tour de Peaks 2015: Finally seeing more women bicycling!

The Tour de Peaks ride through the Snoqualmie Valley was again held just a week after STP (Seattle-to-Portland), and so elite riders appeared to again have skipped it. The turnout on Saturday, July 18, was noticeably low. It is likely that sweltering temperatures in the … Continue reading

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2015 Snoqualmie Valley 10K Run: Tough going head-to-head with Rock ‘n’ Roll event

Runners from all 50 states and 22 countries descended on Seattle last weekend for the 7th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon and Half-Marathon. In all, 17,267 runners participated in those two races plus an 8K run that was added this … Continue reading

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2015 Woodinville Wine Ride: 30-mile ride with two wine stops

After two challenging rides in two weeks, I was seeking a change of pace. The inaugural Woodinville Wine Ride on Sunday (June 7) was indeed a change of pace — 30 miles of trail riding, with no serious hills; a relatively … Continue reading

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Tour de Peaks 2014: A training ride for RSVP

The Carnation food stop at the turnaround point It’s the fourth straight year that I’ve done the Tour de Peaks bicycle ride through the Snoqualmie Valley. Since it was my first organized ride ever in 2011 and my first century ever in 2012, … Continue reading

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2014 Snoqualmie Valley 10K: My Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle alternative

I toyed with the idea of doing the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon this year, and walking about half of it. The closer I got to the June 21 date, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon seemed more realistic. But, alas, I’d spent … Continue reading

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Tour de Peaks 2013: Embarrassing spill spices up routine blog post

I wasn’t breaking any speed records, but my Century No. 2 was going along nicely Sunday when I unintentionally found a way to come up with something interesting for this post. To begin this saga, I am learning that bicycle … Continue reading

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2013 Seafair Torchlight 8K: Nice to be high-fivin’ the kids again

Hope everyone is having a great summer. For most of the past decade, a summer traditional for me has been running the Michelob ULTRA Seafair Torchlight 8K Run. It’s unlike any other run for me, in that you have a captive … 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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Chilly Hilly 2013: Tough hills seem more manageable with my new Trek

I’ve only ridden my new Trek 1.1 bike four times now, but Sunday was a day where I felt I got to know it much better. There’s still lots to learn, but I had a good ride at the 33-mile … 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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