Stories
Opinion

An Entrepreneur’s Perspective: Data Privacy, Security, & Social Networks

For the last few years I’ve been on an admittedly quixotic entrepreneurial adventure building a fitness-focused social network. We pitched motion.social as “Meetup for fitness groups” and “a tool for planning and sharing fitness activities with friends, groups, clubs, and teams.” With fresh experience in the social space, here is …

Read More
The group stayed together except on the climbs. Credit: Wes Salmon.
Cycling

The Double Grind | Pilot

This is the inaugural edition of the Double Grind Podcast. Double Grind is an informal discussion between Seattle cyclists about current cycling topics. In this episode Michael Pruitt and Craig Hetherington discuss the cobble classics, pro bike racer doping and fashion choices, upcoming gravel rides, and gear that works for …

Read More
Bicycles

An Evening with Gerard Vroomen

Gerard Vroomen is arguably the cycling industry’s leading innovator. Last Friday evening Vroomen was at Seattle’s Métier to discuss his background, and the path that has led to his latest projects, the 3T Strada in particular. Vroomen got into bike development as researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), …

Read More
Adventure rides

Adventure Cycling in the Snoqualmie Forest

Although there has been niche interest in gravel cycling in the Northwest since the mid-2000s, the subdiscipline is experiencing a boom in interest as riders look for car-free alternatives that emphasize fun with friends over Strava KOMs. The Snoqualmie Forest (aka (“Campbell Global”), near Fall City and Carnation, is among …

Read More
Adventure racing

Tyler Farrar Sighting at Lake Sammamish Half

You never know who are might see at our local running (or bicycle) races. 33-year old Tyler Farrar is a Wenatchee-born bike racer who ascended to the highest levels of the sport. His accomplishments include stage wins at the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España, Tour de France, Three Days of …

Read More
ebikes

The CERO One Cargo eBike

Although eBikes get a lot of attention because of their ‘performance enhancing’ benefits (read: “mechanical doping”), their real potential is at the utilitarian end of the spectrum. The most innovative eBike brands are replacements for automobiles, not recreational toys. eBikes designed for commuting and running errands is where the innovation …

Read More
Adult beverages

Destination: Mt. Bachelor Ski Area

Located about 20 miles west of Bend and Sunriver, Mt. Bachelor is THE place in Oregon for serious skiers and boarders. Mt. Bachelor is a volcano that lies at the northern end of the Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Chain. It gets its name because it “stands apart” from the “Three Sisters” …

Read More
Adventure racing

Richard Kresser Running Toward Joy

Beaming with exuberance and emanating positivity, Richard Kresser is a prominent activist expanding the boundaries of running and multisport endurance adventures in the Northwest and beyond. Richard grew up in Iowa, where he felt challenged by an older brother who demonstrated abundant athletic talent. “Growing up, I was always undersized …

Read More
Cycling

Phil Stephens: Exit Interview

After ten years in the Seattle area, Phil “Bilko” Stephens is leaving us to be closer to his family in the midwest. Phil had been working at BikeFit in Kirkland, but was more widely known for teaching skills clinics at the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome, and as “the voice” announcing …

Read More
Clothing

How to Wash Your Kit

Dirty, muddy, stinky, sweaty clothing are all part of being active in the Pacific Northwest. Our “mud season” extends from September through early July. Our relatively high humidity means sweat-soaked clothing year round. Keeping your clothing clean and neutral-smelling is tricky. “Polypro” fabrics are great in that they are lightweight …

Read More