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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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Sophia ran a personal best of 17:48 in the 5K at this year's Run for the Pies in Carnation.
Runner profile

Sophia Liu Running to the Olympics

The women athletes profiled on Northwest in Motion tend to have one thing in common: They typically enter their respective sports not as kids or teens, but in their mid to late-20s, often as the result of serendipity. Their first forays into athletic competition are usually the result of joining …

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Adult beverages

The Double Grind | Bastille Day 2018

In this episode The Double Grind visits Bastille in Ballard for their Tour de France viewing party and wine tasting event presented by Cadence Winery. Hosts Michael “PruDog” Pruitt and Chef Craig Hetherington chat with Cadence wine’s founder Ben Smith about wine, gravel cycling, and gravel bikes. Then they review …

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View of Bellingham Bay from mid-ride at the Chuckanut Grind
Cycling

The Double Grind | Cracked By The ‘Ham

Remember how Tenacious D made played the best song in the world and then forgot it so had to do a tribute song instead? Well, let’s just say we just recorded the best podcast in the world but thanks to an ill-timed software crash you’re getting this tribute episode instead! …

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All smiles above treeline on the Church Mountain trail; Mt. Baker in the background
Backcountry travel

Trail Running in the North Cascades: Festival 542

Highway 542, the Mt Baker Scenic Byway, runs east-west from Bellingham to Artist Point. It is the access point to some of the Northwest’s best mountain terrain: fantastic trails, North Cascades National Park, mountaineering, skiing at Mt. Baker Ski Area, and some of the best backcountry skiing in North America …

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