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04-08-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 972
Posted By jazzyrider

Nice pictures and thanks for the update on...

Nice pictures and thanks for the update on conditions! Thinking of doing this soon on a weekday when it warms up again.
02-26-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By jazzyrider

I would first determine if your body and fit will...

I would first determine if your body and fit will not work with the non-custom bikes (frames primarily since other items like handlebars, stem, crank arm length can be adjusted and go up/down...
02-25-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,586
Posted By jazzyrider

Wow that was a great ride and weather was...

Wow that was a great ride and weather was actually what others mentioned above! Turned out to be a dry yet chilly (hence the name) day! We ended up getting on the 8:55a ferry and it wasn't as packed...
02-22-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,586
Posted By jazzyrider

Agree bummer NoWhammies !! Totally...

Agree bummer NoWhammies !! Totally understandable. And yea weather forecast currently still shows possible snow in the morning.

I'm switching to my gravel tires just in case and will back out...
02-21-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,586
Posted By jazzyrider

Why couldn't we get today's (Thursday) weather--...

Why couldn't we get today's (Thursday) weather-- partly sunny and low to mid 40s for Chilly Hilly? Going to go for an extended lunch ride but I know come Sunday its going to be hard to dress up and...
02-15-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By jazzyrider

I was just thinking the same thing!! Definitely...

I was just thinking the same thing!! Definitely CHILLY, but not sure if it will be hilly if the snow/ice persists as it will pose dangerous un-rideable roads and possibility of cancellation?!? Really...
02-09-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By jazzyrider

Thanks for sharing your video! Looked fun and...

Thanks for sharing your video! Looked fun and glad the weather worked out! Different this past week (Feb 3 thru 9) with the snow and ice.
02-09-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By jazzyrider

Maybe around UW they might clear crosswalks or...

Maybe around UW they might clear crosswalks or intersections for students walking to classes. I've seen trails around eastside like Costco(Issaquah) and Microsoft(Redmond) where trails around the...
01-24-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By jazzyrider

Have you checked out Phil's bike shop also in...

Have you checked out Phil's bike shop also in FedWay? I seem to recall he can perform basic services. https://philsbikeshop.com/

If you can go a bit east to Kent, there's a shop there too. NWTB...
01-23-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,586
Posted By jazzyrider

Midway stop is great, typical fruits like bananas...

Midway stop is great, typical fruits like bananas and energy food, cookies, pretzels, rice krispy treats and more. Nuun is there for electrolyte drink replacement plus water if you just want that....
01-23-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By jazzyrider

Erik Moen comes highly recommended. I have not...

Erik Moen comes highly recommended. I have not used him but teammates and friends have and stand by his process and fitting.

Home - Corpore Sano Physical Therapy (http://corporesanopt.com/)
01-23-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,586
Posted By jazzyrider

All good points on the ride, whatever ferry you...

All good points on the ride, whatever ferry you start on, be sure to start in the front after off-loading to avoid the slower/inexperienced riders. On the note of ferry times, usually the first 2 are...
06-08-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By jazzyrider

Thanks again for another update! Weather this...

Thanks again for another update! Weather this weekend(6/9 - 6/10) won't cooperate but I'm hoping next week will. Going to try to get out mid-week and check it out.

Here's a link with some road...
05-29-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By jazzyrider

Thanks for the update Wildwood! Depending on how...

Thanks for the update Wildwood! Depending on how close they are opening, which is usually 2-3 weeks away, they normally let cyclists beyond road closure signs. Sunrise is an example and even on the...
09-27-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By jazzyrider

+1 on Foothills trail and Chehalis Western trail...

+1 on Foothills trail and Chehalis Western trail for the south end.

For the north end, there's also the Centennial trail that starts in Snohomish. ...
09-27-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By jazzyrider

Check out the local road race team (they also do...

Check out the local road race team (they also do CX and MTB) Olympia Orthapaedics ->

https://www.facebook.com/CBC-Bicycle-Racing-Team-Olympia-WA-374460622602466/


Tell them Robert sent ya....
09-23-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By jazzyrider

Thanks for sharing! These photos are amazing and...

Thanks for sharing! These photos are amazing and I like reading about the history of the area.
05-12-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By jazzyrider

+1 I also like the comment from the Seattle...

+1

I also like the comment from the Seattle Times article "cyclists’ spandexed hurrahs from Seattle" !

North Cascades Highway to open, weeks ahead of schedule | The Seattle Times...
04-23-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By jazzyrider

Awesome ride and pics SF! Thanks for sharing. I...

Awesome ride and pics SF! Thanks for sharing. I need to schedule some time and a ride up there soon!
01-10-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By jazzyrider

Is this ride still happening even with the...

Is this ride still happening even with the weather? I'm tempted to head down from Seattle for this.
07-13-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By jazzyrider

As advised, tickets are non-transferable. You can...

As advised, tickets are non-transferable. You can do this ride provided you follow the above. But bear in mind if you're doing it in 2-days, you'll also need to book lodging, or see if the person has...
07-13-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By jazzyrider

I live in Issaquah and can recommend as a start,...

I live in Issaquah and can recommend as a start, the trip around Lake Sammamish. It's relatively flat but like others have mentioned, this area is hilly. Once you're ready for hills, you can either...
04-27-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By jazzyrider

Great, person replied to my messages as well. Let...

Great, person replied to my messages as well. Let me know how it goes!
04-27-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By jazzyrider

No luck yet from the seller. Just sent another...

No luck yet from the seller. Just sent another email and if no response, I would continue looking. Unfortunately the only contact is via CL's email which again is anonymous and some seller's leave a...
04-26-16, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By jazzyrider

Great classic bike for sure! It's in the Lacey...

Great classic bike for sure! It's in the Lacey area, south of Seattle. I don't know the seller and it's kind of hard to know who is selling it as CL is anonymous by nature. Usually people go to CL to...
04-21-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By jazzyrider

Nice SF!! BTW, I hear DOT is opening Hwy 20...

Nice SF!!

BTW, I hear DOT is opening Hwy 20 from Diablo lake to Winthrop this Friday at 11am. Bummer as I was hoping to ride the bike before the cars.
04-11-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By jazzyrider

Thanks SF! It was a tough ride, visitor's center...

Thanks SF! It was a tough ride, visitor's center was closed that day so no coffee or food for recovery. But the roads were great for biking, enough shoulder in many areas for riding and no holes or...
04-11-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By jazzyrider

Nice, thank you for sharing your beautiful pics...

Nice, thank you for sharing your beautiful pics of Leavenworth ride! :) As always, your photos are fantastic.

I took Friday off and rode Paradise as we had some warm gorgeous weather. I started...
03-09-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,670
Posted By jazzyrider

Thanks SF- Adding this to my bucket list and will...

Thanks SF- Adding this to my bucket list and will visit this area soon! Love that log crossing pic. Such an interesting history of Monte Cristo and the mining town that it used to be.
02-22-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By jazzyrider

A Bengal fan and a single gear roadie?!? Good...

A Bengal fan and a single gear roadie?!? Good luck with that! :rolleyes:



/just kidding...

I do know a few guys in the Gig Harbor, Manchester/Port Orchard area riding fixies on occasion, but...
02-22-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By jazzyrider

Lol, good one! You're right, had to re-read the...

Lol, good one! You're right, had to re-read the title and message. :)

Seriously, good to see the eagles coming out with the nice weather in the area!
02-19-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By jazzyrider

Agree weekday is best. I've only driven weekdays...

Agree weekday is best. I've only driven weekdays during Tulip time in car or motorcycle, curious on suggested bike routes too. Next week's forecast temps: Tues- 56deg, Wed-58deg, Thu-61deg. Mind if I...
02-19-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,483
Posted By jazzyrider

Yes I am. Most years I can cope with whatever...

Yes I am. Most years I can cope with whatever mother nature throws at us, but some years like this year really gets to me. I really need my vitamin D replenishment soon. :) Today is a very good...
02-18-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,483
Posted By jazzyrider

I love this thread - thanks @SF and @woodway...

I love this thread - thanks @SF and @woodway (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=148584). Makes me appreciate how lucky we are to live here. I agree its been depressing lately and this thread...
02-17-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By jazzyrider

Hmm, thats the first I've heard Issaquah issuing...

Hmm, thats the first I've heard Issaquah issuing tickets to cyclists. And I've lived here the past few years. Definitely Mercer Island has cited tickets to cyclists on the the north end for not...
02-17-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By jazzyrider

As someone who lives here in the PacNW, I can...

As someone who lives here in the PacNW, I can tell you I'm glad I do STP every few years rather than consecutively. It breaks the monotony but also reminds me of both good & bad, mainly good times...
02-17-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,483
Posted By jazzyrider

Thanks Forrest for the reminder of how lovely the...

Thanks Forrest for the reminder of how lovely the PacNW can be! Granted I think most of those pics are in summer, there are days in the winter where it can be lovely too. I do agree this year there...
06-18-13, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By jazzyrider

Check out http://www.wsbaracing.org for local...

Check out http://www.wsbaracing.org for local races.

On Thursdays, there is a local weekly crit at Seward Park.

On Tuesdays, there is a local weekly race at Pacific Raceways in Kent.
Forum: Texas
04-11-12, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,423
Posted By jazzyrider

+1 for Conti Gatorskins which are pretty much an...

+1 for Conti Gatorskins which are pretty much an all-around/all-season and all surface tire. :)
03-26-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By jazzyrider

Very nice pics! I might have to try that route...

Very nice pics! I might have to try that route this coming weekend after my gran fondo in Ephrata.
03-12-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By jazzyrider

I guess you didn't dig deep in the CycleU site....

I guess you didn't dig deep in the CycleU site. http://cycleu.com/services/team/team.html

Also, you'd be surprised to see a few racers training with some Cascade riders. Everyone has to start...
03-11-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By jazzyrider

Nice. We'll see how my first gran fondo goes...

Nice. We'll see how my first gran fondo goes after Ephrata end of this month.
03-11-12, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By jazzyrider

If you're looking for vintage help and maybe...

If you're looking for vintage help and maybe borrowing tools for your own repairs, Aaron's bikes is an excellent shop. http://www.rideyourbike.com/index.shtml
03-11-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By jazzyrider

Check out Center Cycle for the best all-around...

Check out Center Cycle for the best all-around bikes and service. http://centercycle.com/

Others which are ok:
http://www.petersonbicycle.com/
http://bicycleswest.com/
03-11-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By jazzyrider

Have you checked out CycleU? They're doing...

Have you checked out CycleU? They're doing training rides and recruiting through out the year. http://cycleu.com/index.html

Also Cascade has training rides for all levels....
11-18-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By jazzyrider

Almost forgot about Mercer island- W Mercer way...

Almost forgot about Mercer island- W Mercer way to E Mercer way is about 10.3 miles, relatively flat when stretched over the distance. Ok a few bumps but still no stops and great in either direction....
11-16-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,382
Posted By jazzyrider

A popular and common place is SE Green Valley...

A popular and common place is SE Green Valley Road, approx. ~7.4 mi from the turnoff of Auburn-Blk Diamond Rd to the intersection of 218th Ave SE. During the Green River TT, its a 5 mile course from...
10-16-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By jazzyrider

Looks do-able. You'll definitely want to opt for...

Looks do-able. You'll definitely want to opt for the 8-speed because of the rolling hills in the area. Fenders are a must 8-9 months out of the year! :)
09-27-11, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By jazzyrider

Check out Cascade forums for help on this. I've...

Check out Cascade forums for help on this. I've seen many threads with similar routes and questions. And seek out Claire on the commute section since she's a very reliable source.
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09-27-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By jazzyrider

+1 on the Manastash, great ride! Its been a...

+1 on the Manastash, great ride!

Its been a few since I've done and I might head over if the weather is looking gloomy on the west side. Here's the link for those interested =>
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