The view from the top of the climb gives fantastic vista of the Olympic Mountains, Seattle, Mercer Island, and Lake Washington.
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Newcastle Climb

The climb to Newcastle Golf Course is a short .65 mile spur that frequently gets added to rides up and over Cougar Mt. The entrance to the climb is easy to identify if you are coming from the Coal Creek (west) side of Lakemont Blvd. The straightaway up to the …

"We just climbed that." The incredible view from near the top of the eastern Washington Pass climb
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Cycling the North Cascades Highway

By this time of year, I’ve usually cycled the North Cascades Hwy (WA State Hwy 20) out-and-back to Mazama at least twice. Unfortunately asthma has delayed my usual hit list of ambitious summertime rides. It’s usually too hot in July to do a long ride with minimal water and shade, …

The home stretch: The descent from the north side of Navarre Coulee Rd to Lake Chelan.
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Chelan Century Challenge 2018

The Chelan Century Challenge is one of the best event rides in Washington state: –the Chelan Rotary does a great job hosting and supporting the ride –the scenery is (mostly) spectacular –the course is challenging –Fresh cherries —Abundant wineries Check out the posts about it from 2011 and 2014. This …

The Eastside Rail Corridor Trail and the East Lake Sammamish Trail have small-grained firmly packed gravel that is suitable for standard road bike tires.
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Three Views of King County

I’ve never been a fan of the area’s multi-use trails. My disdain is mainly the result of undesirable experiences on the Burke Gilman Trail between the University of Washington and Log Boom Park. But, the recent opening of a section of the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail between I-90 and Gene …

Daniel Perry tongue wagging and thumbs up mid-way through the Montreux Everesting attempt.
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Montreux Everesting Project

Everesting is a kind of challenge that requires doing hill repeats until you’ve ascended the height of Mt. Everest (29,029′.) As I’m writing this, Egencia Cycling teammates Daniel Perry, Daniel Rossano, and Thomas Baron are a bit past mid-way through an Everesting attempt on Montreux Hill in Issaquah, about 15 …

Credit: Jerry Gamez
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Jess Mullen Everests Chirico

Last year “Everesting” was a thing amongst a small subset of area cyclists. In a nutshell, Everesting is doing hill repeats until you’ve ascended the height of Mt. Everest (29,029′.) While there doesn’t seem to be the same level of enthusiasm for Everesting amongst cyclists this year, prominent area ultra …

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Everesting Inspiration: Larry Beck

Beginning at 4PM last Saturday June 24th, Daniel Perry, Fabien Le Gallo, Ben Sam Hager, and Aharon Elston attempted a double Everest of Norway Hill in Bothell. Daniel and Fabien successfully completed the double Everest, then Daniel kept going and logged a total of over 20,000 meters of climbing to …

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Daniel Perry: Everesting a Hill Near You

Do you dream of endless climbing on your bike? Add ‘Everesting‘ to your to do list. Although I naively believe I have a modest grip on the latest cycling trends, I completely missed ‘Everesting.’ ‘Everesting’ is doing 29,029ft (8,848m) of hill repeats all in one effort. Fun? Yes, for some, …

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Colman Park’s Curves

Widely considered one of the sweetest little stretches of road in Seattle, it’s impossible not to smile whether you are ascending, descending, walking, or running:

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Ronde PDX

This is one crazy ride! You may have heard of the infamous Ronde PDX, an annual ride in Portland that has developed a cult following. Developed by Brad Ross and Hugh Givens, and inspired by Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour de Flanders), the route covers ~50 miles and ~7,900′ of climbing …