Stories
Cycling

Race Across Oregon: Powered by Teamwork

Ultra endurance bike racers rely on their crew to get them to the finish line. From the outside, bike racing looks like an individual sport. After all, an individual crosses the finish line, and the first person to cross the line gets all of the accolades. In fact, bike racing …

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Adult beverages

Involve Your Friends in a Themed Ride

A fun and easy way to get people involved in your rides (be they mountain or road) is to come up with a theme. A theme adds an element of fun, helps to build relationships, and can take the pressure off of riders who are worried about keeping up with …

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Running

Get Faster by Running with Faster People

Running faster requires determination, commitment and, for me, at least one training partner to drag me along. While I know plenty of people are able to do long runs and tempos solo, I rarely meet a speedster who can consistently get hard work done on the track by themselves. I …

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Community

We Can All Be Trail Angels

According to the Awesome Project, a Trail Angel is someone who provides help, transportation, lodging, or food to a hiker. Many times these random acts of kindness are what it takes for a hiker to pull through and continue on their journey when they feel like they have reached their …

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Cycling

Almost Solstice at Seward

The conditions were spectacular to race bikes and shoot pics at last Thursday’s Seward Park Series: 5:30 Photos 6:00 Photos 7:00 Photos Racing continues every Thursday through August 31.

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Climbs

Everesting Inspiration: Larry Beck

Beginning at 4PM last Saturday June 24th, Daniel Perry, Fabien Le Gallo, Ben Sam Hager, and Aharon Elston attempted a double Everest of Norway Hill in Bothell. Daniel and Fabien successfully completed the double Everest, then Daniel kept going and logged a total of over 20,000 meters of climbing to …

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Friends

7 Tips to Make Racing With Friends Fun

So you excitedly signed up for a race and realized that you have no one to go with? Fear not! I have some tips on how to get your friends to join in on the fun. 1. Choose an interesting or easy to access race Driveable, or right in town, …

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

Gravel Comes of Age in the PNW

The PNW gravel riding scene has been incubating for quite a long time (one source even says gravel bikes originated here?), and judging from the increase in gravel/dirt-specific rides popping up in my social stream, this year appears to be an important inflection point. More folks are doing gravel fondo …

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Community

Central Oregon Nordic Club Plays Year Round

More than just a ski club, Central Oregon Nordic Club (CONC) invites members to maintain friendships throughout the year with hikes & work parties. While Mount Bachelor clings tenaciously to her snowy cap despite the advance of Spring, the Nordic ski season is winding down for most members of the …

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Cycling

Ballard Criterium 2017

Last Saturday was the 24th edition of Ascent Cycles Ballard Criterium powered by Carter Vollkswagen, one of Seattle’s most iconic bike races. Racers compete on a 1/2 mile course on the treacherous streets of Old Ballard, complete with a long brick section on Ballard Ave., and a diabolically-placed manhole cover …

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