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7 Hills of Kirkland 2014: I’m getting better as a climber

It’s great to be back bicycling again. Biking is an activity that requires dry weather, or at least mostly dry weather, in my book. While I rode the Chilly Hilly in February, I’ve been doing more running, walking and elliptical … 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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Stinky Spoke is hilly, icy, slippery: Happy to finish in one piece!

The Stinky Spoke Poker Bicycle Ride through hills and trails in northeast King County is the brainchild of organizer Todd Cowles, who started it more than five years ago to benefit a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities — the Little Bit Therapeutic … 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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Flying Wheels 2012: Nice tune-up for my first century

I’m not sure when I will try for my first 100-mile bicycle ride — it could be the Seattle Century on July 28 or the Tour de Peaks on Aug. 12. But in the meantime, I’ll savor completing my longest … Continue reading

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I’m baack — and training for a big bike ride Oct. 8

It’s been just over six weeks now since my ankle surgery, and I am getting by without crutches these days. I wrap my leg in a bandage each day, and I wear an ankle brace as well. And I walk … Continue reading

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