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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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7 Hills of Kirkland Metric Century 2016: These hills had me pleading no mas

This ride was my annual lesson in how I don’t do enough hill training … and how I am no longer 25. I rode the 7 Hills of Kirkland Metric Century on Memorial Day, my fourth time doing this  event and my … Continue reading

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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 Flying Wheels Summer Century: Back makes it through, butt almost doesn’t

Five days after completing a 60-mile ride with several tough hills, I endured the Flying Wheels Summer Century (100-mile route) on Saturday (May 30) — mercifully avoiding any major drama. My second of two back-to-back, backbreaking rides in one week actually went … 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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