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09-05-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By woodway

Reecer Creek Rd./FS3500 above Ellensburg is one...

Reecer Creek Rd./FS3500 above Ellensburg is one of my favorites. The climb starts gently at Smithson Rd./FS3500 but really ramps up as you get higher. From Smithson/US97, it's about a 3800 ft. climb...
08-26-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By woodway

^^What SF said.

^^What SF said.
08-25-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By woodway

If you go early, really early in the morning...

If you go early, really early in the morning traffic will be OK, but during the day it gets very busy and the driving can be a little crazy. I personally would not ride on that road (I have in the...
08-25-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By woodway

I went over it a couple years ago after not...

I went over it a couple years ago after not having been over it for five years and it had not changed much. SF describes it well.

If you are going on a weekend, I'd revist riding over new Blewett...
07-31-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By woodway

There are some fine, big loops North, South and...

There are some fine, big loops North, South and East of Seattle. Post here is you want something bigger to ride. If you really want something different and have access to a car that can carry your...
07-31-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By woodway

This. The I-90 bike lane has been narrowed and...

This. The I-90 bike lane has been narrowed and while it's fine and safe, you'll feel like traffic is right on top of you. The 520 lane is much wider and a better ride.

To the OP, head over the 520...
07-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By woodway

Sorry! My apologies and I will try to do a better...

Sorry! My apologies and I will try to do a better job in the future. I'm sensitive because I have a son who is Seattle PD, and I hear what he deals with every day and the impact it has on him as a...
07-27-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By woodway

This statement shows a lack of lack of respect...

This statement shows a lack of lack of respect for the men and women in the Seattle PD that are trying to do a good job under difficult circumstances.

Getting ticketed for not putting a foot down...
07-26-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By woodway

Plenty of hoo-ha you live East of the Cascades....

Plenty of hoo-ha you live East of the Cascades. The North Cascades highway has been closed for a couple of weeks due to wildfire, there is another large fire north of Winthrop and a whole bunch of...
07-21-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By woodway

IFPL 2/3 - only before 1:00pm you need to have...

IFPL 2/3 - only before 1:00pm you need to have water and a shovel on hand and a fire watch. Otherwise, have at them! :)
07-04-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 835
Posted By woodway

It hit 109 one day here northeast of Cle Elum in...

It hit 109 one day here northeast of Cle Elum in WA. But I got up really early a couple days last week and went up into the Teanaway for nice cool rides. Hunkered down the rest of the day. Pretty...
05-27-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By woodway

Late to the conversation, but I still add my...

Late to the conversation, but I still add my thoughts :)


I lived in Woodinville for 18 years and thought that was a great place to road cycle from. From home I could head North and East to...
05-08-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By woodway

Don't forget about the Strava Global heatmap. The...

Don't forget about the Strava Global heatmap. The most ridden routes are most ridden for a reason.
03-20-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By woodway

I'll say May 25th.

I'll say May 25th.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,463
Posted By woodway

According to the old site "bicycleclimbs.com"...

According to the old site "bicycleclimbs.com" that maps and categorizes most of the climbs in Washington State: " To date the longest hard climb listed in Wa. There are longer climbs and steeper...
11-19-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By woodway

Chain-L is the best I have found: Home Page...

Chain-L is the best I have found: Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle Chain Lubricant (http://www.chain-l.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,463
Posted By woodway

I had an invite for RAMROD this year (hopefully...

I had an invite for RAMROD this year (hopefully it will run next year!), will be my 3rd time. It's a great ride.

Another Washington State climb that flies a little under the radar is the climb up...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,572
Posted By woodway

I bought a reconditioned Kickr from Wahoo - $300...

I bought a reconditioned Kickr from Wahoo - $300 off and comes with a year warranty. It arrived this past Monday. The unit itself looks brand new, I could not find as much as a scuff on it. The...
09-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By woodway

Specifically, at the bottom of the hill below the...

Specifically, at the bottom of the hill below the MI Community Center, LOL!

But, also I have seen cyclists stopped on the Burke-Gilman at the stop signs in Lake Forest Park.
09-11-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,275
Posted By woodway

AQI near Cle Elum (central Washington, eastern...

AQI near Cle Elum (central Washington, eastern slope of the Cascades) early this morning was in the yellow zone so I went out of a 40 miler. Felt great and no after effects that I can detect. Air...
08-30-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,493
Posted By woodway

You rode right past my house on this ride SF. I...

You rode right past my house on this ride SF. I go up that climb onto Lookout Mountain on a regular basis (on my mountain bike) as a quick workout :)

There are many possible loops off Blewett...
04-11-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By woodway

Keep it up SF, very helpful.

Keep it up SF, very helpful.
01-10-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By woodway

Element Cycles in Redmond rents bikes. ...

Element Cycles in Redmond rents bikes.

https://www.elementcycles.net/rentals-demos/
12-15-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,888
Posted By woodway

Yes, already got the info that my coverage is...

Yes, already got the info that my coverage is creditable. My concern is more with the wording in the SSA medicare document that seems to imply if she signs up for Part A only and then I lose my...
12-14-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,888
Posted By woodway

My wife is turning 65 this month and needs to...

My wife is turning 65 this month and needs to enroll in medicare. I'm 60, still working and my wife is covered under my qualifying group health plan. We went online to sign her up this weekend and it...
11-28-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,500
Posted By woodway

+1 on this. I'm 60 and still do big...

+1 on this.

I'm 60 and still do big backcountry rides in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The big differences from riding these trails in my 30's to today:
1. The equipment is so much...
Forum: Foo
10-09-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,136
Posted By woodway

I don't disagree with you SF. But IMHO that not...

I don't disagree with you SF. But IMHO that not diversity, that's Sex Ed.
Forum: Foo
10-07-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,136
Posted By woodway

Who's to say what is diversity? You? Me? Everyone...

Who's to say what is diversity? You? Me? Everyone has a POV. It's not teaching diversity, it's preaching your POV. I'm not trying to be critical to your efforts, just sayin.
08-18-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,484
Posted By woodway

You have to find what works best for you and if...

You have to find what works best for you and if it's riding a trainer than go for it. Personally, I would take my chances with the 1% rather than ride a trainer, but that's what works for me.
08-14-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,901
Posted By woodway

5 days a week, year-round for the last ten years....

5 days a week, year-round for the last ten years. My current commute is a little over 30 miles a day.

Build up to full time commuting. Ride extra one week, back off the next. Listen to your...
08-01-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,603
Posted By woodway

SF - saw your post in the other thread. Most...

SF - saw your post in the other thread. Most excellent and fantastic pictures! And coming out in the dark - epic!
08-01-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By woodway

Those backroads don't end up being any faster and...

Those backroads don't end up being any faster and all that happens is the locals get pissed off because they can't get too and from their homes. I have a place off 970 near the Teanaway and from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,769
Posted By woodway

RE: Are wider tires slower? This link is a good...

RE: Are wider tires slower? This link is a good discussion backed up by real world testing. FWIW, Bicycle Quarterly is a worthwhile publication.
...
07-29-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By woodway

Anyone who has the flexibility to skip Westbound...

Anyone who has the flexibility to skip Westbound I-90 on a summer Sunday should do so. According to the texts I was getting from the DOT, delays yesterday were over two hours. Yikes.
07-29-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By woodway

I'd be careful riding it until they paint the...

I'd be careful riding it until they paint the lines and delineate the shoulders. People have enough trouble driving up there with lines. It's crazy without the lines.
07-29-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,603
Posted By woodway

Well, that was our moving time. We did stop to...

Well, that was our moving time. We did stop to smell the roses and our elapsed time was 10:45. I was with a strong group (all 50+ers!) and we had a great time.

Good call on an early start and...
07-20-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,603
Posted By woodway

Did it last year. It's so beautiful up there. But...

Did it last year. It's so beautiful up there. But it's a ball-buster.

https://www.strava.com/activities/1807412589
06-15-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,109
Posted By woodway

Bikes are not allowed on *trails* in National...

Bikes are not allowed on *trails* in National Parks. Except in high traffic areas, bikes are usually allowed on roads.

Central Oregon has plenty of Mountain Biking. Bend, Oakridge and Ashland...
03-26-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By woodway

Evergeen MTB has a good bit a trail information: ...

Evergeen MTB has a good bit a trail information:

https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/kettle-crest

Every summer Evergreen organizes Kettle Fest, a multi-day ride/trail work event. It's not on...
03-26-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,042
Posted By woodway

This dropped into my email box today: ...

This dropped into my email box today:

Washington State Department of Transportation NEWS Northwest Region 15700 Dayton Ave. N. Shoreline, WA 98133 206-440-4000

North Central Region ...
03-21-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,042
Posted By woodway

The DOT just sent out an update email yesterday: ...

The DOT just sent out an update email yesterday:

You are subscribed to North Cascades Highway Newsletter for Washington State Department of Transportation. This information has recently been...
02-15-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By woodway

I've been commuting to work on my mountain bike. ...

I've been commuting to work on my mountain bike. It's been working out OK. Will probably switch back to my regular commuter next week.
01-31-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,374
Posted By woodway

https://www.cascade.org/rides-and-events-major-rid...

https://www.cascade.org/rides-and-events-major-rides/tunnel-ride

I bought a ticket for myself and my wife. My wife is making noises about bailing out, I may be on my own. If its raining or...
12-25-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,319
Posted By woodway

- Cyclists who refuse to share the road with...

- Cyclists who refuse to share the road with motorists and fellow cyclists, riding 3-4 across the road, forcing anyone who wants to pass to the right or into the oncoming lane. Also holding up lines...
12-21-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,319
Posted By woodway

The course is great, the ride, not so much. My...

The course is great, the ride, not so much. My gripe is mainly with my fellow riders and the really bad behavior I observed the last two years I did the ride. I just don't care to be associated with...
12-21-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,319
Posted By woodway

I did it in one day my first time with no issues....

I did it in one day my first time with no issues. You are already getting good base miles, you'll want to do some long rides leading up to STP. My training for the ride was my daily commute (about 36...
11-10-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By woodway

SF, according to the Forest Service, no bikes...

SF, according to the Forest Service, no bikes allowed on this trail. Reading the hike reports on the WTA site, I don't think I would ride it even they were :)
...
11-09-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By woodway

Take a look at the Evergreen Mountain Bike...

Take a look at the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance trail guide and trailforks for up to date information. The Beav, Tapeworm and Black Diamond are all still open and are fine for riding in wet...
10-28-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By woodway

Nice report and nice photos! Agree with you on...

Nice report and nice photos! Agree with you on the 40C tires. I generally take my mountain bike when I ride the roads in that area as conditions are so variable.

Thanks for sharing.
10-22-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By woodway

How did it go for you manuelw? I rode part...

How did it go for you manuelw?

I rode part of this route yesterday. Where your route went straight on NF-9712, I turned right onto NF-35 and climbed out to Lion Rock. I opted for my Mountain Bike...
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