Add to your list of Seattle-area must-dos: The loop from Log Boom Park (aka Tracy Owen Station) in Kenmore to Snohomish, Monroe then back to Log Boom. The basic loop is about 65 miles. On a day with dry skies and warm temperatures, I felt inspired and ambitious, so I rode to the start point and returned to Seattle via the east side of Lake Washington to make it a … [Read more...] about Seattle-Area Classic: Logboom-Snohomish-Monroe
Pie & pastry
The invite came from Randonneur and all-arounder Sol Manion. He wanted to do something to "honor the cobbles" in the rugged, legendary Tour of Flanders (last Sunday) and Paris Roubaix (this Sunday). Sol's training often includes short high-intensity trips around Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood, and his legs know those cobbled streets by heart. His proposed route … [Read more...] about “Honoring the Cobbles” of Queen Anne
The Seattle area does not lack for "classic" rides that are standard parts of our route repertoire. One of my favorites is the May Valley-Tiger Mountain combo. It can be done in a variety of ways, with options to add mileage and hills in a large loop starting from Seattle. A basic out and back to Tiger Mountain from Seattle is ~40+ miles. For Sunday's ride our group was … [Read more...] about Seattle Area Classic: May Valley & Tiger Mt.
This is the time of year when Seattle's racing teams add new members and veteran racers transfer from one team to another. Most years the shuffle is not particularly newsworthy, but we are sad to learn that one of this year's transfers has shed light on a pie-eating omerta within Seattle's peloton. Not epo, not testosterone, not hgh, not xipamide...pie. You heard it here … [Read more...] about Seattle Confidentiel: The Pie Omerta