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06-15-19, 06:30 PM
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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: 333
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: 964
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: 964
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: 722
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: 877
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: 14
Views: 890
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: 14
Views: 890
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: 14
Views: 890
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: 431
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: 431
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: 998
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: 998
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
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Views: 998
Posted By woodway

Nice pics SF.

Nice pics SF.
10-10-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
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: 368
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: 2,279
Posted By woodway

I'm quite happy with mine.

I'm quite happy with mine.
08-30-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,279
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: 2,279
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: 803
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: 803
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: 519
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: 770
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: 1,166
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: 637
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: 1,166
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: 716
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: 716
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: 969
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: 716
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: 969
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: 969
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: 4,119
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: 969
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...
02-07-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By woodway

Fenders like the Planet Bike Cascadia's come with...

Fenders like the Planet Bike Cascadia's come with a set of longer bolts and standoffs for mounting in conjunction with disc brakes. Won't help for split fender mounting however.
02-05-18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By woodway

821 is a decent ride, mid-week there will be...

821 is a decent ride, mid-week there will be little traffic. Have a look at the Strava Global Heatmap for routes to/from 821 in both Ellensburg and Yakima. Local cyclists will tell you the best...
02-01-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By woodway

You could filter water out of the Methow River.

You could filter water out of the Methow River.
01-03-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,183
Posted By woodway

Use the web Luke: - Strava Global Heatmap...

Use the web Luke:

- Strava Global Heatmap will show you roads that are most ridden by cyclists.
- Google Maps street view allows you to see the roads close up to judge what riding conditions are...
12-22-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By woodway

I-5 South was closed for several days. Traffic...

I-5 South was closed for several days. Traffic made huge detours onto side roads. 15-mile backups ensued. Southbound traffic was not re-routed to share I-5 North. I suspect that the logistics of...
12-16-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,758
Posted By woodway

Read that second sentence in the Bend post again...

Read that second sentence in the Bend post again a little slower. :)
12-05-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By woodway

Well put SF. And if you still need your bike...

Well put SF.

And if you still need your bike fix, try renting a fat bike and riding in the snow. It's a hoot.

Methow Trails :: Fat Bike (http://www.methowtrails.org/winter-trails/fat-bike/)
11-15-17, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By woodway

Mine is a Ti Cross Bike with a carbon fork. ...

Mine is a Ti Cross Bike with a carbon fork. Upgraded material AND more clearance. I get to have my cake and eat it too!
11-14-17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,334
Posted By woodway

I ride plenty of potholed and cracked pavement...

I ride plenty of potholed and cracked pavement year round on 700x25 GP4000s II. Work fine for me. Good wet grip. My next set I'll probably switch to 28's for a little better comfort.
11-03-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By woodway

I've done both. In this case I was with friends...

I've done both. In this case I was with friends who did not bike, so we were hiking. Came up from the Highway 97 side. It's a good hike, short, not too difficult with a good payoff.
10-30-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By woodway

Still going this weekend - this is from Iron Bear...

Still going this weekend - this is from Iron Bear near Blewett.
10-02-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By woodway

Spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
09-29-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By woodway

Very nice. I have had great experiences with...

Very nice. I have had great experiences with Methow Cycle and Sport as well.
09-26-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By woodway

Nice to see you pushing a MTB!

Nice to see you pushing a MTB!
09-06-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By woodway

I have a house east of Cle Elum, live there on...

I have a house east of Cle Elum, live there on weekends, live in the Bellevue area during the week. Over Labor Day the air quality in Cle Elum got progressively worse to the point where I felt it...
09-04-17, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,245
Posted By woodway

I did see a cyclist pulled over here in...

I did see a cyclist pulled over here in Washington State, but it was not for taking the lane...it was for blowing a stop sign (at the bottom of the hill near the community center on Mercer Island for...
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