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.