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09-19-20, 03:34 PM
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Posted By northbend

The return of fresh air! Ahhhhhhh….. ...

The return of fresh air!
Ahhhhhhh…..
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50361009561_4e29a88699_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jJekAi)Fresh Air 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2jJekAi) by Matthew Pendergast...
09-15-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,101
Posted By northbend

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50345488718_31c042b501_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jGRMMy)The only riding this week was on the couch because of the smoke (https://flic.kr/p/2jGRMMy) by Matthew...
09-03-20, 09:58 PM
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Posted By northbend

It was a long day. Up at 4:30AM Wednesday for the...

It was a long day. Up at 4:30AM Wednesday for the drive down to meet the Gugieman in Troutdale.

Back home today (Thursday) at 3:30PM.

Mark led me out n back along the Historic Columbia River...
08-28-20, 09:23 PM
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Posted By northbend

Bruce called the other day and talked me into...

Bruce called the other day and talked me into doing an overnighter with him to Lake Easton on the other side of Snoqualmie Pass.

Waiting for my friend at Rattlesnake Lake, all packed up and ready...
08-25-20, 08:07 AM
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Posted By northbend

I was supposed to meet up with some friends...

I was supposed to meet up with some friends yesterday to ride up the Mt Baker highway to Artist Point but I aborted that mission when I reached Bellingham due to low clouds and rain.
Looking west,...
08-23-20, 09:32 AM
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Posted By northbend

Bob suggested the Red Barn Route in the Lower...

Bob suggested the Red Barn Route in the Lower Valley for Saturday.
Flat, easy, and quiet enough you could move up n down the group to visit with each person without worrying about traffic....
08-20-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,260
Posted By northbend

WA 542 aka The Mt Baker Highway in Washington...

WA 542 aka The Mt Baker Highway in Washington State.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50243301102_ab1628fdac_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jxQ3Y7)The final curves on WA542 before Artist Point...
08-19-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16,101
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Posted By northbend

A little island retreat today. Rode from Mercer...

A little island retreat today. Rode from Mercer Island over to Seattle > Ferry to Bainbridge Island for a change of scenery.

Arriving in Winslow, Bainbridge Island...
08-19-20, 07:55 AM
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Posted By northbend

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50235444742_27291e8076_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jx8MxC)Shadows (https://flic.kr/p/2jx8MxC) by Matthew Pendergast (https://www.flickr.com/photos/north_bend/), on...
08-19-20, 07:52 AM
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Posted By northbend

Yea, feel sorry for me. Yesterdays ride was just...

Yea, feel sorry for me. Yesterdays ride was just awful :-)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50243093371_3f5d001c2e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jxNZdx)Table Mountain (https://flic.kr/p/2jxNZdx) by...
08-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16,101
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Posted By northbend

Ha! I was up there yesterday too, etherhuffer ...

Ha! I was up there yesterday too, etherhuffer
Here’s a collection of pictures I have taken in the last couple of weeks since my last ride posting..

I recently removed the ’79 SR RD from my Bruce...
08-01-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16,101
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Posted By northbend

Thursday: I met up with the same crew but this...

Thursday: I met up with the same crew but this time down by Mt. Rainier for a ride around the Tatoosh Range. Start and Finish in Longmire.
...
08-01-20, 09:15 PM
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Posted By northbend

The weather here in the PNW has been fantastic....

The weather here in the PNW has been fantastic. Here are some pictures of riding done this week:

Monday: A solo ride in Mt rainier National Park...
07-28-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,260
Posted By northbend

From my bike ride yesterday. Sunrise Road,...

From my bike ride yesterday.
Sunrise Road, Mount Rainier National Park
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07-25-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By northbend

You need to complete the ensemble, Hugh... ...

You need to complete the ensemble, Hugh...

https://live.staticflickr.com/22/28077013_68a77cd52b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/3tUjr)
07-24-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

Bogester (Rob) mentioned he wanted to explore the...

Bogester (Rob) mentioned he wanted to explore the Middle Fork Road (which I have written about on the forum many times before) beyond the Pavement.
I met him in North Bend this morning and we rode...
07-16-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

gugie organizes the best rides :-) I admire...

gugie organizes the best rides :-)

I admire him for that as I have terrible organizational skills.
It doesn’t take much planning when the weather is nice to go somewhere close and ride in the...
07-08-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,683
Posted By northbend

Yep, I went through that process a couple of...

Yep, I went through that process a couple of years ago. It is described here: My Woodrup Touring Bike (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1137320-my-new-woodrup-touring-bike.html)

The...
07-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,375
Posted By northbend

For skinny clincher tires (23-28mm) on nice...

For skinny clincher tires (23-28mm) on nice pavement, my hands down favorite are Veloflex Master tires.
07-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By northbend

What a great looking bike, Hugh! A rolling...

What a great looking bike, Hugh! A rolling Independence Day parade by itself.
06-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,327
Posted By northbend

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https://live.staticflickr.com/1590/25052569199_cebcb2cac8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EaNY1g)Hobbs ready for Cino (https://flic.kr/p/EaNY1g) by Matthew Pendergast...
06-30-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

I passed by there on Monday as well! Sorry I...

I passed by there on Monday as well!
Sorry I missed you.
I was quite surprised and pleased how uncrowded Lk Washington Blvd and Burke Gilman were.

Pretty nice day for a 3 sandwich, 2 beer stop...
06-28-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 32,779
Posted By northbend

1987 Bill Holland ...

1987 Bill Holland
https://live.staticflickr.com/4853/46950959001_a48a50cc8f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ewTWn8)1987 Bill Holland (https://flic.kr/p/2ewTWn8) by Matthew Pendergast...
06-23-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

The views of the mountain weren’t bad either ...

The views of the mountain weren’t bad either
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50034877213_eb0a53fc57_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jepPNM)Rainier from the White River Campground...
06-23-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16,101
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Posted By northbend

I drove to the Crystal Mountain Ski resort on...

I drove to the Crystal Mountain Ski resort on Monday and began my ride from the parking lot of the Alpine Inn. Later in the afternoon the Inn would provide a cold beer as an incentive when I do the...
06-22-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,260
Posted By northbend

A sampling of roads from my ride in Mount Rainier...

A sampling of roads from my ride in Mount Rainier National Park today
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50035644562_3c5ba8f1e2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jetKUW)A slightly chilly descent down...
06-20-20, 11:29 AM
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Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

Nice pictures, Dude! I am curious about your...

Nice pictures, Dude! I am curious about your route. Maybe you can lead me out that way sometime soon

A few pictures from my rides this past week

Near home
...
06-15-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

Rain overnight, cool morning on Sunday, we waited...

Rain overnight, cool morning on Sunday, we waited until the afternoon to go for a ride around the upper Snoqualmie Valley. We met over at Bobs house. Rick brought his latest build - a 60’s era Jack...
06-12-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16,101
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Posted By northbend

After eating lunch at a city park in Selah, we...

After eating lunch at a city park in Selah, we ride up the Yakima Canyon
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49993386543_30be908f82_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jaKb5p)Yakima River Canyon 1...
06-12-20, 11:12 AM
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Posted By northbend

We drop down into Wenas Valley ...

We drop down into Wenas Valley

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49994157257_9ccacd6a8c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jaP8bz)Wenas Valley (https://flic.kr/p/2jaP8bz) by Matthew Pendergast...
06-12-20, 11:09 AM
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Posted By northbend

One of the great things about living where I do,...

One of the great things about living where I do, on the western slopes of the Cascade mountains in Washington State is the ability to drive an hour or less over the Eastern side of the mountain range...
06-11-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,260
Posted By northbend

Finally, a new M-T road picture to share. This...

Finally, a new M-T road picture to share. This one from yesterdays ride in Yakima Canyon

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49993386483_75c2187625_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jaKb4n)Near the North...
06-07-20, 04:25 PM
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Posted By northbend

It varies from year to year. It isn't too bad...

It varies from year to year. It isn't too bad right now and there are paved options if you don't like it once you get past Lake Keechelus heading East.

I had another ride with some friends the...
06-07-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16,101
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Posted By northbend

Thanks DQ, I feel very fortunate to live where I...

Thanks DQ, I feel very fortunate to live where I do but there are times (mostly late fall thru late spring) when the weather can be so gloomy (low clouds, rain, hypothermic temperatures) for weeks on...
05-31-20, 08:32 PM
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Posted By northbend

Man, that sure looks idyllic. Wish I could just...

Man, that sure looks idyllic. Wish I could just pop in thru my computer screen and ride that road with you.
05-31-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,832
Posted By northbend

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49956268206_088f2ec6c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j7sW65)Happy531 (https://flic.kr/p/2j7sW65) by Matthew Pendergast (https://www.flickr.com/photos/north_bend/), on...
05-29-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

Up early this morning for a long ride. Took the...

Up early this morning for a long ride. Took the catch-trail from my neighborhood onto the Snoqualmie Valley Trail and spent the day riding an Out n Back over to Cle Elum on the other side of...
05-25-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

The Hyak Tunnel is finally open now. The...

The Hyak Tunnel is finally open now.

The weather was nice on Sunday so I rode up the trail and thru the tunnel for the 1st time this year.

Just east of the Tunnel, the trail runs along the...
05-16-20, 10:19 PM
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Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

I was out riding a loop around the lakes...

I was out riding a loop around the lakes yesterday and ran into the Dude on his Bianchi. That was a nice surprise.
That Bianchi of his is really nice....
05-12-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

The Middle Fork Road is now open again! ...

The Middle Fork Road is now open again!
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49884592103_67602a7279_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j18zhc)Middle fork of the Snoqualmie River (https://flic.kr/p/2j18zhc) by...
05-10-20, 02:11 PM
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Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

Highway 410 crosses through the East side of Mt....

Highway 410 crosses through the East side of Mt. Rainier National Park.

It is closed during the winter and each spring I look forward to riding it before it is opened to car traffic.

Early this...
05-09-20, 09:36 PM
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Posted By northbend

Alki was a zoo, so many people out and I avoid...

Alki was a zoo, so many people out and I avoid the worst of it by staying on the boulevard with the cars trying my best to keep up with their pace. Once clear of Alki I slowed down and got onto the...
05-09-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

Quite gusty in the foothills so I headed west...

Quite gusty in the foothills so I headed west instead.
Restrictions lifted a little in Washington State so I felt it was OK to toss the bike in the a car a drive to a location other than my home to...
05-08-20, 07:05 AM
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Posted By northbend

^^ Cool picture, Doc! My Covid wanderings on...

^^ Cool picture, Doc!
My Covid wanderings on Thursday took me up to Snoqualmie Pass for the 1st time this season.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868862397_03f883c136_b.jpg...
05-04-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

The main reason the Woodrup is getting a lot of...

The main reason the Woodrup is getting a lot of use this year because of that big ol Handlebar Bag.
I can pack a bunch of food and anything else I may want/need for a self contained trip. I do take...
05-04-20, 05:48 PM
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Posted By northbend

Another ride up the Iron Horse Trail today ...

Another ride up the Iron Horse Trail today
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49856373838_80e1d99104_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iXCWYo)Ride to the Hyak Tunnel (https://flic.kr/p/2iXCWYo) by Matthew...
04-29-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,260
Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/4228/34572982320_a20...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4228/34572982320_a20ddc73ff_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UF6z95)Another tunnel (https://flic.kr/p/UF6z95) by Matthew Pendergast (https://www.flickr.com/photos/north_bend/),...
04-28-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16,101
Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

68 miles on some very quiet roads and trails...

68 miles on some very quiet roads and trails today. North Bend to Duvall Loop.
Most notable, up in the Tolt Highlands, a doodle as made by a heavy equipment operator....
04-25-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 148,743
Posted By northbend

Holey-Moley!! What a beautiful bike

Holey-Moley!! What a beautiful bike
04-24-20, 04:22 PM
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Views: 1,671,677
Posted By northbend

It was very green outside today ...

It was very green outside today

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49815056311_27a1e5c835_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iTZbHe)Green2 (https://flic.kr/p/2iTZbHe) by Matthew Pendergast...
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