Tag Archives: Flying Wheels

2018 Big Backyard 5K: Fundraiser for King County Parks is well worth the entry fee

The Seattle area has two major parks that can host “backyard” races and enable runners to avoid cars, large potholes and hills: Magnuson Park in Seattle and Marymoor Park just south of Redmond. Thank goodness for both of them. While Magnuson … Continue reading

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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 Beat the Bridge 8K Run: I didn’t, but got a chance to see my CEO’s rock band

Well, I couldn’t beat the bridge this year. Not even close. For 36 years, the popular Nordstrom Beat the Bridge 8K Run has required that you run close to a 10-minute mile or better to get to Mile 2 before Seattle’s … 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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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 time (traffic-free) … Continue reading

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2017 Washington Beer Run 5K: The slackers’ alternative?

My boss asked me last week if I was doing any runs on the weekend. I said, yes, I am doing the Beer Run. “I mean where you actually run,” he responded with a laugh. He thought I meant I was … 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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