Cycling

Jamie Van Beek: She’s Persisting

One of the most common themes across the women athletes profiled here is that they came to their respective sports relatively late—usually after college. For whatever reason, athletics didn’t catch on during their school years, or they didn’t think of themselves as athletic when they were younger. 46-year-old Bellingham native …

Community

Seward Park 2018 Finale

Thursday August 30 was the finale of the 2018 Voler Thursday Night Cycling Series at Seward Park. The late summer light filtered through the trees and clouds just long enough to get a few dramatic pictures during the 6:00 race. Final results 7:00 PM Race: Teddy Schwartz Nick Bennette Will …

Kendall Katwalk August 18, 2018
Cycling

Smoke Season Weather Window

I’m surprised to see how many folks have been out running and cycling during the recent smoky weather. It’s as if the rest of us need to HTFU. Current AQI: Exercising in unhealthy air isn’t like lifting weights: it’s not going to make your lungs “stronger.” And, just because you …

Fat tire formation
Adult beverages

NW MTB Series 2018 Finale

Wednesday evening was the finale of the 2018 NW Mountain Bike Series. Also known as the “Wednesday Night World Championships,” this was the series’ fifth season. The “world championships” reference pokes fun at the fact that although riders at local races and group rides are just out for bragging rights, …

Riders in a breakaway accelerate into the backstretch.
Cycling

Late Summer Seward Session

Under hazy skies, the 2018 Voler Seward Park Thursday Night Cycling Series is in its waning days. There are four events every evening: 5:00 Course Open for Warm-Up, coaches clinics 5:30 First-timers & Cat 4, 5 6:00 Cat 3, 4 7:00 Pro & Cat 1, 2, 3 If you are …

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

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 …

Racers at the 2018 Northwest Kermesse Series. Photo credit: Jim Wallingford
Cycling

The Double Grind | It’s Kermesse Time

It’s a mercifully short episode after last week’s marathon. Also we’re now on iTunes! Go subscribe, The tour may be over but we still have thoughts about whether Lance has finally come clean (spoiler: no), broken bones, giving #RidicDick Moscon the boot, Kermesse racing and how to cook cod. Plus, …

Jessica Cutler is the founder of the Northwest Women's Cycling Project.
Cycling

The Double Grind | Jessica Cutler

Jessica Cutler joins Michael and Craig to discuss women’s professional cycling, misogyny and gender disparities in cycling, body issues, and her journey as a pro-cycling development team director for the Northwest Women’s Cyclocross Project. But before that, PruDog and Chef Craig awkwardly ramble on about the Tour De France, rider …

Adult beverages

The Double Grind | Bastille Day 2018

In this episode The Double Grind visits Bastille in Ballard for their Tour de France viewing party and wine tasting event presented by Cadence Winery. Hosts Michael “PruDog” Pruitt and Chef Craig Hetherington chat with Cadence wine’s founder Ben Smith about wine, gravel cycling, and gravel bikes. Then they review …

View of Bellingham Bay from mid-ride at the Chuckanut Grind
Cycling

The Double Grind | Cracked By The ‘Ham

Remember how Tenacious D made played the best song in the world and then forgot it so had to do a tribute song instead? Well, let’s just say we just recorded the best podcast in the world but thanks to an ill-timed software crash you’re getting this tribute episode instead! …