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04-11-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By woodway

Keep it up SF, very helpful.

Keep it up SF, very helpful.
01-10-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
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: 4,365
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: 4,365
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: 4,411
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: 1,700
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: 1,700
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: 3,212
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: 4,267
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: 2,502
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: 2,009
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: 6,619
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: 2,009
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: 2,009
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: 2,502
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: 2,502
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: 4,915
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: 547
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: 1,328
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: 1,328
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: 957
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: 1,205
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: 2,751
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: 2,751
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: 2,751
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: 563
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: 563
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: 1,368
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: 1,368
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...
10-18-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By woodway

Nice pics SF.

Nice pics SF.
10-10-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,368
Posted By woodway

The I-90 construction is no problem, especially...

The I-90 construction is no problem, especially now that high summer traffic has died off.

Modern firearm hunting opens saturday. If you are going into the woods, try to wear orange.

I have a...
09-09-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By woodway

Brought to you by the Methow Chapter of the...

Brought to you by the Methow Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.

https://www.facebook.com/methowevergreenmtb
09-01-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,878
Posted By woodway

I'm quite happy with mine.

I'm quite happy with mine.
08-30-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,878
Posted By woodway

I like these: ...

I like these:
https://www.showerspass.com/collections/mens-accessories/products/club-shoe-covers

They keep my feet dry when it's raining. I also wear them over my normal riding shoes when it's...
08-29-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,878
Posted By woodway

I'm a year-round, every day rider, here is my...

I'm a year-round, every day rider, here is my list:

- Full coverage fenders
- Waterproof shoe covers (I like Showers Pass)
- A good quality all-weather cycling jacket (I like Showers Pass)
-...
07-16-18, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By woodway

I've done it on 28's (gatorskins) in the past and...

I've done it on 28's (gatorskins) in the past and they were fine. Once you get past Hyak the trail starts to get a bit rougher and looser but 32's would still work until you get past Easton and then...
07-11-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By woodway

Did it a few weeks ago when I rode from Bellevue...

Did it a few weeks ago when I rode from Bellevue to Cle Elum. It's smooth in there. Your 33's will be fine.
07-07-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By woodway

No idea about bike rentals. But you can bike...

No idea about bike rentals. But you can bike share: https://www.seattlebikeblog.com/seattle-bike-share-guide/
06-29-18, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By woodway

Legal to pass on the right in Washington State...

Legal to pass on the right in Washington State under certain conditions:

https://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=46.61.115

I never pass cyclists on the right, unless of course they are...
05-07-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By woodway

Nice! RE: Waving...seeing other cyclists is...

Nice!

RE: Waving...seeing other cyclists is really common. When I was commuting on the Sammamish River trail and the Burke-Gillman trail, I would pass dozens of other cyclists. I would have had to...
04-23-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By woodway

"outside of Seattle" encompasses a very large...

"outside of Seattle" encompasses a very large area. If you can be more specific we can help.
04-12-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By woodway

The 520 trail is not that scenic. It does...

The 520 trail is not that scenic. It does parallel highway 520 the entire way, and parts of it are on roads (with recently added bike lanes). It's more of a commuter route rather than scenic...
04-02-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By woodway

Read the trail description on the Evergreen...

Read the trail description on the Evergreen website (I wrote it and those are my pictures).

https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/mount-margaret

I did the ride a number of years ago (I've been...
03-24-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By woodway

Your best resources are the Evergreen Mountain...

Your best resources are the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance trail guide: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails

and trailforks: ...
03-23-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By woodway

The DOT just put up the 2018 spring clearing...

The DOT just put up the 2018 spring clearing page:

WSDOT - North Cascades Highway 2018 Progress (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Traffic/Passes/NorthCascades/2018ProgressMap.htm)

Looks like when they...
03-22-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By woodway

Can't help you on MTB rentals (I live near...

Can't help you on MTB rentals (I live near Seattle). I'd suggest you post in the Oregon forum on MTBR.

The Lewis River trail might be rideable. You can check here: ...
03-15-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By woodway

Just saw this on the WSDOT twitter feed: ...

Just saw this on the WSDOT twitter feed:

"Crews will head out to the closed section - b/w Diablo & @WSDOT_East's Mazama - on Monday to check out avalanche chutes & measure snow depths. More...
03-14-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By woodway

The DOT usually does a recon around now and...

The DOT usually does a recon around now and decides when to start clearing. I've not seen them post anything yet so maybe it has not happened...
03-12-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,102
Posted By woodway

Got sick as hell weekend before last with a nasty...

Got sick as hell weekend before last with a nasty cold. By Thursday of last week, I thought I was well enough to give my regular work commute a go. My wife insisted that I was not ready, but of...
03-12-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By woodway

Last year they did not even start clearing until...

Last year they did not even start clearing until early April.

Given that the amount of snow in the North Cascades this year is above normal, it seems that an early April start to clearing may be...
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