Stories
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, …

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Craig Hetherington, co-host of the Double Grind Podcast
Gravel

Double Grind Podcast | Deathbike 2018

It’s Giro d’Italia time. But, instead of talking about the Giro we’re bringing you Deathbike ’18. What the hell is that? Well you’ll just have to listen to us yammer on to find out. PruDog and Chef Craig discuss some hidden gems of the greater Seattle gravel scene. Plus, can …

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

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 …

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The new 520 trail provides commuters and recreational users with a great new option to get across Lake Washington.
Bicycle culture

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

Double Grind Podcast | Best Of The Spring

Awkward pauses and freestyle theme songs are what this week’s episode are all about. Oh, what we like best about the cycling this spring. And stuff we didn’t like too. Look, we could lie but let’s be honest. You probably could find something better to do than listen to this …

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Legs and bodies fly onto the backstretch.
Community

Wednesday Evenings with SRC

For most of us, the best way to achieve our health and fitness goals is to join a group, club, or team. It is hugely beneficial to connect with others who are on the same path. It doesn’t matter whether you are doing a contemplative activity like yoga or meditation, …

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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 …

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Competitors at the start of the half marathon.
Racing

NW Trail Runs Rattlesnake Ridge Half & 5 Miler

Seattle has long been an epicenter of trail running activity. That culture means we have a busy trail running calendar. It’s possible to do 2-4 trail races per week. Last Saturday, under perfect northwest conditions–rain and cold–Northwest Trail Runs hosted the Rattlesnake Ridge Half Marathon and 5-Miler. The start was …

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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 …

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Pretty in pink: A cherry blossom tree accentuates the view at the hairpin turn.
Community

Seward Park Series: Pretty in Pink

With cherry blossoms in nearly full bloom around Lake Washington, this week’s Seward Park Series was “pretty in pink.” This classic Seattle weekly hammerfest is now in its 29th year, and is a focal point for the region’s bike racing community. Most participants ride to the race, race, then ride …

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