After five days with lots of climbs, the two days of riding to Seattle was a bit of a relief in the exertion department, though a bit underwhelming in the scenery department (to be expected.) Because I'm me, I planned on a long, meandering route that first skirted the Seattle area from the east, then... Continue Reading →
Helens-Rainier-Seattle-Vashon Tour: In Mount Rainier National Park (Wed Aug 15 through Friday August 17th)
Wednesday's ride was relatively easy, all things considered. Initially I had planned on riding from Iron Creek to Packwood, then up over Skate Creek Road to the west entrance of Mount Rainier. This would have made for a sixty mile day, with a good climb on Skate Creek Road. But the climbs of the past... Continue Reading →
St. Helens-Rainier-Seattle-Vashon Tour: Day 2, Tues 14 Aug 2012
Today's riding was almost exclusively on Forest Road 25, which winds through the mountains just to the east of Mount Saint Helens in Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Just like yesterday, and just like most of the days through the mountains, the day's biggest feature was a mountain pass to summit. Today's pass, Elk, was not... Continue Reading →
Photos from the Helens-Rainier-Seattle-Vashon Tour
Still working on the writing side, but I've finally uploaded the photos from my Helens-Rainier-Seattle-Vashon Tour! Hope you enjoy. Helens-Rainier-Seattle-Vashon Tour 2012 on flickr
Breaking the Radio Silence, briefly.
Hello all. Yep, I've been back in Portland since Wednesday. And yep, I need to play catch up and write about all this fun touring business and upload a crap-ton of photos as well. And I will. And I was planning on having a bunch of that done by now.But sometimes life hits you in... Continue Reading →
Wrapping up spending a full day in Seattle. Nice to have a "day off", even though I managed to rack up nearly 25 miles of riding yesterday. (Hey, at least I wasn't loaded!) Today I catch the ferry to Vashon Island, a place I have never been. Should be fun. Tomorrow I catch a ferry... Continue Reading →
A brief update from Issaquah, Washington.
Hey everyone! Enjoying a quick beer in Issaquah. I shall be in Seattle tonight. Never has an overcast day felt so good. http://trackmytour.com/NhCV0
Quickie Tour Update
Hello friends! Currently in the teeny town of Greenwater, Washington on SR410, about 25 miles from Enumclaw. We departed Mount Rainier National Park yesterday and camped last night in The Dalles campground in Snoqualmie National Forest. The park is crowded as it's a summer weekend. Throngs upon throngs of cars, TVs, etc heading up SR410... Continue Reading →