I'm Chris Esposito. I live 20 miles east of Seattle, in the foothills of the Cascade mountains. My primary activity in the spring and summer is training for 2 sprint triathlons in mid and late August. This year I'm adding a hilly century ride in mid-June, a 200-mile 1-day flat ride in mid July (Seattle to Portland), and maybe a hillier 2-day ride from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. in early August. I spend my winters as a cross-country ski racer.
Yes, that's the area. my wife and I live in Klahanie. I work in Eastgate (10 miles or so west, for those not from this area), and with the addition of the new I-90 exit to get up the Plateau, riding all the way home is now doable on a semi-regular basis.