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Old 04-13-05, 04:21 PM   #1
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Hi!! from Whidbey Island, WA

I started riding in July of 2004. My love for the sport began with the Race the Rock Triathlon in Langley, WA. I bought a Giant OCR for the race and really fell in love with the challenge of it. Thus far I have completed the Tour de Whidbey Island, 104 miles, 7300 ft elevation gain (7hrs 42 mins) and a couple of other shorter rides. Currently I am training for the Seattle to Portland in July, 206 miles... in one day. I am moving to Florida in 3 months, which is really depressing, Washington is a paradise for all sports!, especially triathlon and road racing. I am looking for people to train with, while I am still here and for when I move to Pensacola, FL.
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Welcome Gonefishing.

My wife spent a couple days on your island a few years back. Some kind of training seminar for her company. She didn't mention that it was a good biking venue. then again, where isn't a good biking venue.
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Welcome to the forum, Gonefishing!!
I am quite familiar with your island - had my sailboat moored in Oak Harbor for a little over two years and rode quite a bit as well.
Enjoy all the beautifull scenic rides up there - Deception Pass is still one of my favorite places.
Best of luck to you in Florida - they do have a few (thousand-i believe) triathlons there, too.
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Welcome to BikeForums. I love riding on Whidbey Island. Here's a couple of pictures from a ride with some friends last year.

I am sorry to hear that you're moving to Florida. Hopefully you'll find some spots equally a beautiful as Whidbey.
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It looks like she is afaid the island might sink, in the second pic.(innertube around the waist)

Anywho, I'm going to attempt the STP this year too, in one day (at the insistance of all those I know). And I plan on racing at the whidbey Island Mudder MTB race May 15.
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