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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Everett, WA
Bikes: Bianchi San Remo, Norvara Intrepid MTB , Softride Solo 700
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I have always had good weather, but the year before everybody got caught in a pretty nasty squall up by Arlington. It is not supported as well as a lot of the rides out there. And it can be miles between stores and food. So be prepared with your own snacks. Arlington seems to be the best place for lunch there are a few restaurants in town. The Second day is better for getting food since you spend most of the time in the Vancouver area. It is hilly but the ones to watch for are, in Woodenville there is a climb up to Woodenville-Duvall rd. Chukanut Dr was surprisingly easy except there is a long hill before you drop down in to Fairhaven. The only other hill worth mentioning is on the second day about 5 miles on the other side of the border. Affectionately known as "The Wall" a very steep but short climb (about 4 blocks).
The best part is they buy you a beer at the end
Most important is have fun, I have always met so great people on this ride!