Anna Gullickson

Northwest Winter Challenge Profile: Anna Gullickson

Goals don’t often work out the way we plan. Life gets in the way in small ways and significant ways. For Northwest Winter Challenge participant Anna Gullickson, her 2018 plans were significantly derailed during the 2018 Challenge. She was hit by a car on one of her January runs. That …


Northwest Winter Challenge Profile: Ben Thomassen

Brothers are there for each other through thick and thin. They get in trouble together, and they support each other during tough times. Northwest Winter Challenge participant Ben Thomassen’s life changed when dared by his brother to participate in a triathlon. Now, this finisher of multiple Ironman competitions and the …

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Northwest Winter Challenge 2019

Winters in the Pacific Northwest are not easy. I know winter, I was raised in Minnesota, land of 10,000 frozen lakes. I lived in Boston for sixteen years, the setting for the movie The Perfect Storm. Winter running in the Pacific Northwest has its own set of challenges. I’m still …

The new 520 trail provides commuters and recreational users with a great new option to get across Lake Washington.
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The 520 Trail: Love It or Hate It?

One of the most exciting new developments in regional transportation alternatives has been the multi-use trail on the new Hwy 520 Floating Bridge across Lake Washington. The trail opened on December 20 and has had more that more than 70,000 trips to date. The new trail significantly shortens bike commutes …

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Cycle Oregon 2017

Having lived in Eugene, OR for about five years in the mid-2000s, it caught my eye that 2017 is the 30th Anniversary of the week-long Cycle Oregon “Classic,” September 9-16. Several friends have participated in Cycle Oregon, and all give it high marks as a well-organized event by folks who …


Rainy Weekend Alternatives

With that giant green and blue blob boiling on the weather doppler, you may be pondering alternatives to a rain-soaked bike ride on Saturday. Here are two suggestions: Metabolic Efficiency Clinic at Real Rehab: Metabolic efficiency is quickly becoming adopted by professional and age group athletes as well as by …

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Métier: A New Kind of Third Place

After ~6 years at a location off of Nickerson in the Fremont district, Herriott Sports Performance (aka “HSP”) is rebranding as Métier, and relocating to Capitol Hill. During a recent construction-phase tour of the new location with owners Todd Herriott and David Richter, it dawned on me that Métier is …


Lake Chelan Century Challenge 2014

The “Chelan Century” is a regular event on the High Performance Cycling team calendar. Over 100 miles and 9,609′ of climbing make this an ambitious cycling objective, and during the past few years we have typically had 25+ teammates at the ride. The ride consists of three loops that all …


Major Taylor Spinathon 2014

Now in it’s 6th year, Seattle’s chapter of the Major Taylor Project (MTP) is hosting its 4th Annual Spinathon on Thursday, March 20 5-8 PM. Spin spots are still available at the Magnuson Athletic Club location. (The Spinathon is also happening at Live Love Flow, but this location is fully …


Paul Krebsbach’s 18,000 Miles

It’s official: 54 year old Paul Krebsbach (Cucina Fresca Cycling Team) finished the 2013 season with these amazing stats: 18,216.4 miles 1117 hours 811,112′ climbed 297 days on the bike 55 rides over 100 miles 1,095,210 calories burned (which according to Paul is equivalent to 7300 beers) What inspired this …