The group stayed together except on the climbs. Credit: Wes Salmon.
Bicycle culture

The Double Grind | Smoothie As Speed Gel

In this episode our fearless (and uninformed) hosts review the latest in ridiculous news from the cycling world. Our worst fashion nightmare has returned to Europe to race the Tour de Suisse so we decide to discuss men with shaved bodies lathering themselves with gels. Did we do any rides …

Sergey is happier now that he is no longer a smoker.
Cycling

Sergey Kasparov’s Smoking Cessation Program

Overcoming addiction is formidable to say the least. 28 year old Sergey Kasparov is successfully replacing an unwholesome relationship with tobacco with a wholesome addiction to cycling. Recently, Sergey’s exploits have been getting noticed on Strava where he is at the top of the leaderboard for numerous segments. Seattle-area racer …

Regroup at the 2018 Elbe Multi Strada ride
Cycling

Double Grind Podcast | Giro-tacular

Your hosts just can’t seem to get excited for the Amgen Tour of California this year, but muster some luke-warm Giro takes. Plus, an exhaustive/exhausting look at the PNW gravel calendar for the next month and a recap of PruDog’s dominating 2nd place (out of 5) at the 2018 Elbe …

Jennifer heading to start line of ToC Stage 2
Cycling

Jennifer Wheeler: Team USA @ Tour of California

Seattle’s Jennifer Wheeler raced professionally in 2011 and 2012 with the TIBCO/Silicon Valley Bank Women’s Cycling Team when, after a couple of hard crashes and unsatisfying results, she quit bike racing and focused on establishing a “normal” work career. She got a job at Microsoft. She tried Crossfit and weightlifting, …

Personalities

An Evening with Ann Trason

Trail running legend Ann Trason will be in Seattle at Seven Hills Running Shop next Monday evening at 7PM. RSVP here. She’s bringing one of her Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run cougar trophies to Seven Hills where it will reside on long-term loan. Check out Western States’ history and see …

Credit: Jerry Gamez
Climbs

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 …

Adult beverages

The Double Grind Podcast | 2018 Gorge Grinder

In this episode Michael “PruDog” Pruitt and Chef Craig Hetherington talk about the 2018 Gorge Grinder (formerly Gorge Roubaix) gravel ride in Hood River, OR as well as what they had for dinner the night before. But before they that they analyze why Nibali is getting his ass waxed, figure …

The group stayed together except on the climbs. Credit: Wes Salmon.
Cycling

The Double Grind Podcast | Pilot

This is the inaugural edition of the Double Grind Podcast. Double Grind is an informal discussion between Seattle cyclists about current cycling topics. In this episode Michael Pruitt and Craig Hetherington discuss the cobble classics, pro bike racer doping and fashion choices, upcoming gravel rides, and gear that works for …

Bicycles

An Evening with Gerard Vroomen

Gerard Vroomen is arguably the cycling industry’s leading innovator. Last Friday evening Vroomen was at Seattle’s Métier to discuss his background, and the path that has led to his latest projects, the 3T Strada in particular. Vroomen got into bike development as researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), …

Adventure racing

Tyler Farrar Sighting at Lake Sammamish Half

You never know who are might see at our local running (or bicycle) races. 33-year old Tyler Farrar is a Wenatchee-born bike racer who ascended to the highest levels of the sport. His accomplishments include stage wins at the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España, Tour de France, Three Days of …