Category Archives: Rides

The 4 Seasons of Mountain Roads

In Seattle, we don’t really have four seasons. The joke that we get a three months of summer and nine months of rain is fairly true. Yet I love to see the landscape change with the seasons and the weather. … Continue reading

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Riding to the Concours d’Elegance

When my friend David Cooper from Chicago mentioned that he was a judge at the Pacific Northwest Concours d’El├ęgance in Tacoma, I decided to go and join him there. I don’t get to see him often, and attending the Concours … Continue reading

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A great time was had by all!

Last weekend was the first Bicycle Quarterly “Un-Meeting”. The weather was perfect, about 25-30 riders showed up, and everybody had a great time. Aside from handing out copies of route maps, I was just another participant and was able to … Continue reading

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Packwood “Un-Meeting” Route Sheets

Next weekend is the Bicycle Quarterly “Un-Meeting” in Packwood. The weather forecast is great: warm during the days, a little cooler at night, sunshine. Bring sunscreen! Here are a few things about logistics: Getting there: Here is a route from … Continue reading

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Scouting the Bicycle Quarterly Un-Meeting

On Labor Day, I scouted the routes and logistics for the Bicycle Quarterly “Un-Meeting”, which will be held (or “un-held”) in Packwood on September 13. After a few rainy days, it was a gorgeous sunny morning. With my family, we … Continue reading

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In Search of Hawaii’s Gravel Roads

During a recent family vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii, we did plenty of snorkeling and hiking, with a bit of surfing, and otherwise enjoyed the beaches. For me, the mountainous island presented the opportunity to explore a new … Continue reading

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Out of Reach

When I am riding alone, cycling is meditation for me. When riding with friends, it’s uninterrupted time together. In both cases, it means leaving my busy life behind. No random e-mails, no urgent phone calls, nobody coming to my desk. … Continue reading

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