Stories
Juniors

Jonas Ecker’s Paddling Progression

After five years of training and competition, 15-year old Bellingham paddler Jonas Ecker has qualified to be a member of Team USA at the Olympic Hopes Regatta September 14-16 in Poznan, Poland. It’s exciting to see local juniors athletically excelling, and even more so when they are doing it in …

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Health & wellness

Running with Friends, Alone

I’m a big advocate of cultivating a robust (live) social network of fitness buddies. We tend to become like the other members of our social networks, fitness or not. Therefore: run, ride, hike, and ski with people who are fitter, faster, and younger. Although it’s best practice to have a …

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Discovery Park regroup on the bluff above Puget sound
Community

Caden’s Running Club

In the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree category: Caden Ragsdale, son of ultra runner (and former ultra cyclist) Chris, is an eleven year old headed for the 6th grade. In April, Caden ran the Deception Pass Marathon (5:41:21), and was following a training plan to get ready for …

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Kendall Katwalk August 18, 2018
Cycling

Smoke Season Weather Window

I’m surprised to see how many folks have been out running and cycling during the recent smoky weather. It’s as if the rest of us need to HTFU. Current AQI: Exercising in unhealthy air isn’t like lifting weights: it’s not going to make your lungs “stronger.” And, just because you …

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Fat tire formation
Adult beverages

NW MTB Series 2018 Finale

Wednesday evening was the finale of the 2018 NW Mountain Bike Series. Also known as the “Wednesday Night World Championships,” this was the series’ fifth season. The “world championships” reference pokes fun at the fact that although riders at local races and group rides are just out for bragging rights, …

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Riders in a breakaway accelerate into the backstretch.
Cycling

Late Summer Seward Session

Under hazy skies, the 2018 Voler Seward Park Thursday Night Cycling Series is in its waning days. There are four events every evening: 5:00 Course Open for Warm-Up, coaches clinics 5:30 First-timers & Cat 4, 5 6:00 Cat 3, 4 7:00 Pro & Cat 1, 2, 3 If you are …

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Sensity lenses at maximum darkness during an ascent of the Clarno grade in Central Oregon during Race Across Oregon 2018. Credit: Zach Goodin, .RAWyeti Images
Eyewear

The n + 1: Sensity Photochromic Lenses

To prepare for this year’s 20th anniversary edition of the Race Across Oregon I needed to replace some prescription sunglasses. Since the race was 622+ miles non-stop, we’d be racing through the night. I needed a solution that would handle the bright desert conditions on the east side of the …

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The view from the top of the climb gives fantastic vista of the Olympic Mountains, Seattle, Mercer Island, and Lake Washington.
Climbs

Newcastle Climb

The climb to Newcastle Golf Course is a short .65 mile spur that frequently gets added to rides up and over Cougar Mt. Of course bragging rights come with getting to the vista at the head of the pack, but most group rides in Seattle typically regroup after all climbs …

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Racers at the 2018 Northwest Kermesse Series. Photo credit: Jim Wallingford
Cycling

The Double Grind | It’s Kermesse Time

It’s a mercifully short episode after last week’s marathon. Also we’re now on iTunes! Go subscribe, The tour may be over but we still have thoughts about whether Lance has finally come clean (spoiler: no), broken bones, giving #RidicDick Moscon the boot, Kermesse racing and how to cook cod. Plus, …

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Jessica Cutler is the founder of the Northwest Women's Cycling Project.
Cycling

The Double Grind | Jessica Cutler

Jessica Cutler joins Michael and Craig to discuss women’s professional cycling, misogyny and gender disparities in cycling, body issues, and her journey as a pro-cycling development team director for the Northwest Women’s Cyclocross Project. But before that, PruDog and Chef Craig awkwardly ramble on about the Tour De France, rider …

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