the cherry blossoms are starting to fall off. it must finally be spring!joe, craig and i went for 5 1/2 hour single speed ride yesterday. they're getting ready for the cream puff. i guess i'm down with the pain as well. sweet ride though. started from the house, and headed up to galbraith for a bit. then down to samish way toward the lake. then up and up and up to blanchard on british army trail. that climb freakin' hurts. but the downhill makes it all worth it. then over to sick joke. there is nothing funny about that monster. along chuckanut mountain to hush hush. we rode the rail trails through fairhaven for a cool down. and to enjoy a rad afternoon. we finally made it back to the house, and started to think about food. craig wanted to ride the tandem downtown. joe said he was up for it, so off we went. raz came with, so i was going slow on the sidewalks. but the tandem was doing hot laps around the boulevards on railroad st. funny shit. here's the latest commuter ride. the little rack is mainly designed for loading on a bus, and not having fenders, brakes, get crushed. late, g
it must be nice out. i haven't updated this for a bit. well, saturday was a ride i tried to organize,"Ronde van Whatcom". some people were ill, and the rest must have been afraid. craig came up from seattle. that was enough reason for me to go. we started off at the meeting place, Mt Bakery. of course we had waffles. then headed out for the Ronde. the route ended up being really good. not too much traffic, lots of little steep climbs, and beautiful weather. i tried to design the route without a lot of 40mph+ zones. it took us about 5 1/2 hours to complete. then a little party to celebrate with frites and westmalle trippel!! woke up sunday to see stijn devolder crush everyone at the Tour of Flanders, again. what a badass.