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    North Bend, WA ...

    North Bend, WA

    http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt347/issaquatch/4e06132d-6821-427b-bda6-352125b993ef.jpg
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    Another beside Lake Chelan, WA:...

    Another beside Lake Chelan, WA:
    http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt347/issaquatch/null_zpsfe922215.jpg

    Fall City, WA:
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    Chinook Pass, WA:...

    Chinook Pass, WA:
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    Near Port Angeles, WA:
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    On...
  4. Follow up report: We arrived in Port Angeles...

    Follow up report:

    We arrived in Port Angeles on a foggy Saturday morning. After warming up on the mostly deserted streets in town, we made our way up the mountain from the Civic field in the...
  5. Actually it looks like the road up to Olympic Hot...

    Actually it looks like the road up to Olympic Hot Springs is closed, so I guess I can scratch that off the list of ideas: ...
  6. Routes around Highway 101, 113 and 112 on the Olympic Peninsula

    I'm planning on riding up Hurricane Ridge this coming Saturday and then doing a long ride in the vicinity of Port Angeles. Does anyone have information on the following:

    1. Is the stretch of...
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    Another idea would be to hop on a ferry and ride...

    Another idea would be to hop on a ferry and ride around Orcas Island. The views are great and the ride up Mt. Constitution is a nice challenge. There is plenty of riding around the island to keep you...
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    Have you ridden much around Chelan? The Chelan...

    Have you ridden much around Chelan? The Chelan century route has some very scenic sections. I would skip McNeil Canyon right now because they are redoing the chip seal on it this week (which I found...
  9. I rode over it in late June and it was open then....

    I rode over it in late June and it was open then. It is one of my favorite climbs; a nice winding road, lots of tree cover for shade, and almost zero traffic.
  10. Thread: route help

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    I don't know that area, but you can check out the...

    I don't know that area, but you can check out the streets yourself with Streetview on Google Maps. I use it all the time to check out new routes in advance. Another good option is to plug the route...
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    There isn't much from Leavenworth to the top of...

    There isn't much from Leavenworth to the top of the pass other than one rest stop that I think has water fountains. You may be able to get food and water from the ski resort at the top of the pass;...
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    And then there is the flip side of your story....

    And then there is the flip side of your story. Take a look at the comments to this Strava ride: http://app.strava.com/activities/56105234

    A local rider thought that his KOM was taken by someone...
  13. I wouldn't do the Iron Horse on a road bike with...

    I wouldn't do the Iron Horse on a road bike with skinny tires. I don't think it would work. I've only seen mountain bikes on that trail. If you want to do Snoqualmie Pass on a road bike, you would...
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    A road bike should be fine for the commute. I've...

    A road bike should be fine for the commute. I've commuted on one for years. A cyclocross bike really won't offer anything that a road bike doesn't offer. You can find both with plenty of clearance...
  15. Thread: sidewalks?

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    There is a 0.5 mile hill near my home that...

    There is a 0.5 mile hill near my home that averages 12%. I ride up it every day when commuting home from work. I'll occasionally ride up it on the sidewalk if I am going especially slow (5-6 mph) and...
  16. 4.5 years old, 17,000 miles, 3 crashes, still...

    4.5 years old, 17,000 miles, 3 crashes, still rides like new.
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    Top of Big Mountain, outside of Salt Lake City: ...

    Top of Big Mountain, outside of Salt Lake City:

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    On Saddle Butte looking out at the Tetons:
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    I would add that if you use the Old Cascade...

    I would add that if you use the Old Cascade Highway, there is one place where you have to dismount and cross a foot bridge over a stream. It only takes a few seconds. The bridge is great because it...
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    Here is GPS of the route up Steven's Pass that...

    Here is GPS of the route up Steven's Pass that uses the Old Cascade Highway. I did this a few weeks ago on my road bike with slick 700x23 tires. This route is prettier and avoids a lot of the...
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    Elkhorn Classic

    I think a few of the regulars here have done the Elkhorn Classic stage race before. I'm doing some final prep work to have the right form for the race and am wondering about the profiles of stages 1...
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    5 hours 15 minutes. 381 TSS. 100 miles of...

    5 hours 15 minutes. 381 TSS. 100 miles of hammering. I'm tired, and hopefully a little more fit and ready for the Elkhorn Classic stage race in a few weeks.
  22. I've had this happen before. Mud got behind the...

    I've had this happen before. Mud got behind the springs and prevented them from flexing, which is the mechanism that allows them to release. The fix was to disassemble the cleats and clean them...
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    Just finished a 15 hour block of training this...

    Just finished a 15 hour block of training this week. I started it on Monday with hill climb repeats that resulted in a new 5 minute max power record. TSS is over a thousand for the week, and TSB is...
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    Forza - Sorry to hear about the medical issues. ...

    Forza - Sorry to hear about the medical issues. That undoubtedly was hampering your performance. I hope you get better quickly!
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    Ravensdale RR Masters 30+ (4/5) and 50+ (open) ...

    Ravensdale RR Masters 30+ (4/5) and 50+ (open)

    We started the race in a steady rain and it remained cold and wet throughout. I mixed it up in the sprint and had a pack finish, 16th place out of...
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