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kahn 03-12-22 11:48 PM

While reports are that the other side of the Cascade Curtain was in the chill, it was almost Spring on this side. The originally predicted Sat rain held off very nicely till late in the afternoon and it was bright and sunny until them. About 22 miles and about 1,200 feet of gain. The route hit the south edge of the Univ of Washington, across the 520 floating bridge to the posh east side of Lake Washington, through a few of the ahem, Five Towns (all posh) and then back across the bridge with a detour through the urban green space of Interlaken Park.


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The 520 Floating Bridge with the UW on the right side at the far western end of the bridge and the Olympic Mts and Olympic National Park in the background.

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Daniel4 03-13-22 03:59 PM

Took a ride while snowing. Total of between 18 to 20km depending on the Garmin GPS or the Supercycle app.

diphthong 03-15-22 06:00 PM

34-spot. upper 60's. nice day.

KJ43 03-15-22 07:44 PM

45 miles, 2,600 ft of elevation. Nice cool weather which helped as I felt great today and went pretty hard. Really nice out there. I love this time of year in California.

Rdmonster69 03-15-22 07:45 PM

30 Miles yesterday, 30 mils today on my vintage but new to me Litespeed.


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ofajen 03-16-22 12:29 PM

18 miles yesterday and 28 miles today. Absolutely glorious weather… and plenty of wind! 😊

Otto

Troul 03-16-22 12:53 PM

58 Miles O.D.

Troul 03-17-22 08:08 AM

44 Miles O.D.

CAT7RDR 03-17-22 04:38 PM

32 miles and 4K of climb doing hill repeats in the Whittier Hills.
80F and partly cloudy.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38803588

CAT7RDR 03-17-22 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by Rdmonster69 (Post 22440489)
30 Miles yesterday, 30 mils today on my vintage but new to me Litespeed.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...98a613782.jpeg

I'm colorblind but that frame really pops!
What is the actual color?

Stiforise 03-18-22 05:44 AM

I rode only around the block and in the park near it today. But I usually ride much more.

kahn 03-18-22 08:52 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22441119)
58 Miles O.D.

So, you really are not a vampire???!!!? :p

And that ID seems to work as you have over 100 miles in two days.

kahn 03-18-22 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by CAT7RDR (Post 22442421)
I'm colorblind but that frame really pops!
What is the actual color?

It is TITANIUM with mainly white decal.

kahn 03-18-22 08:56 AM

Weds, 16.4 and about 700 on the standard loop.

Troul 03-18-22 03:54 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22442964)
So, you really are not a vampire???!!!? :p

And that ID seems to work as you have over 100 miles in two days.

it was all done prior to the sun coming up.

rsbob 03-18-22 08:18 PM

30 with 600’ climb at 18 average speed. The threat of rain is a real motivator. Didn’t manage to outrun it and returned a muddy mess. Luckily packed a rain jacket and cap

kahn 03-19-22 11:27 AM

Yesterday/weds. 15.3 and and 640 gain. I did beat the rain but you could tell it was coming.


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ofajen 03-19-22 08:27 PM

Did a quick 12 mile ride and got back in time to prep dinner. About 50 F, sunny and strong winds.

Otto

mschwett 03-20-22 07:13 PM

74.7, 5,759 feet on a beautiful spring (?) morning.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...46b0dff33.jpeg
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Troul 03-22-22 07:26 AM

57 Miles O.D.

Troul 03-24-22 06:22 PM

45 Miles O.D.

Chrisyang 03-24-22 09:54 PM

0 miles today. But if I can, I want 10+ miles a day. especially in the Spring.

Chrisyang 03-24-22 09:55 PM

What a beautiful scene! I love your photo

kahn 03-24-22 10:16 PM


Originally Posted by Chrisyang (Post 22450150)
0 miles today. But if I can, I want 10+ miles a day. especially in the Spring.

You just have to do it. Enjoy.

kahn 03-25-22 11:36 AM

15.3 and about 600 feet of gain on an almost Spring day. it is getting there temperature-wise. I could just use a few more degrees. My usual loop with variations.

The urban loop has most of what I like in this area - views of Puget Sound from above at Sunset Park and then down at the waterline at Golden Gardens Park. One variation I like is to pedal along the sidewalk or road in the Marina and gaze at what I would estimate are the billion dollars worth of boats both big and small and excessive perhaps.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eba2faacf0.jpg

SpeedyBlueBiker 03-25-22 09:56 PM

I got out for 35.5 miles today. Started at Log Boom Park just north of Seattle. I rode along the Burke-Gilman MUP trail into Seattle and went to Ballard and then return. Did a side tour up Stoneway Rd to get some hills in as the ride is pretty flat otherwise.

kahn 03-26-22 08:48 AM

[QUOTE=SpeedyBlueBiker;22451159]I got out for 35.5 miles today. Started at Log Boom Park just north of Seattle. I rode along the Burke-Gilman MUP trail into Seattle and went to Ballard and then return. Did a side tour up Stoneway Rd to get some hills in as the ride is pretty flat otherwise.[/QUOTE}]

Ah, my neck of the woods. I use Burke and generally avoid Stone Way but then I do have to contend with cross streets whereas Stone Way is an arterial. From my house to Marymoor (climbing rock) is an even 25 miles, so 50 round trip and it is one of the flattest rides imaginable. Well, flat if you ignore all the root heaved pavement along the BGT!!!

You could climb the switchbacks at Golden Gardens for hills and then head down 32nd to 77th west to Sunset Park, down 34th to 64th west down hill, stay right, through the tunnel under the railroad and back to the BGT. I don't like the switchbacks downhill since the pavement is not good and the lighting can be dappled making it hard to make out the pavement cracks and holes.

delbiker1 03-26-22 09:21 AM

Today marks the 10th consecutive day without riding, for the 3rd time this year. What I thought started out as the flu, along with a UTI, back in January, returned in February, has now become an acute case of prostatitis. I was in the ER a week ago Friday, again the following Monday morning, and now have a catheter with a bag strapped to my leg to allow the bladder to empty. At times, the pain was excruciating. I am now on a stronger antibiotic for 21 days, and limiting my diet, and have had much relief over the past few days, but my bodily functions are not working normally. I cannot get in to see a urologist until 4/6, so, at this point do not know when I will be able to ride again.

I was getting pretty antsy to do something yesterday, and may try doing a couple of easy things today, but, reality is, I cannot do all that much before starting to become uncomfortable. I surely do not want to make anything worse.

SpeedyBlueBiker 03-26-22 05:58 PM

[QUOTE=kahn;22451386]

Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 22451159)
I got out for 35.5 miles today. Started at Log Boom Park just north of Seattle. I rode along the Burke-Gilman MUP trail into Seattle and went to Ballard and then return. Did a side tour up Stoneway Rd to get some hills in as the ride is pretty flat otherwise.[/QUOTE}]

Ah, my neck of the woods. I use Burke and generally avoid Stone Way but then I do have to contend with cross streets whereas Stone Way is an arterial. From my house to Marymoor (climbing rock) is an even 25 miles, so 50 round trip and it is one of the flattest rides imaginable. Well, flat if you ignore all the root heaved pavement along the BGT!!!

You could climb the switchbacks at Golden Gardens for hills and then head down 32nd to 77th west to Sunset Park, down 34th to 64th west down hill, stay right, through the tunnel under the railroad and back to the BGT. I don't like the switchbacks downhill since the pavement is not good and the lighting can be dappled making it hard to make out the pavement cracks and holes.

I have climbed those Switchbacks out of GG a number of times doing this same ride which adds even more distance. I only go uphill, like you, I'm not fond of that road going downhill. Yes, there are definitely some bad tree roots to ride over on the BGT.

soyabean 03-26-22 06:04 PM


Originally Posted by delbiker1 (Post 22451412)
an acute case of prostatitis. I was in the ER a week ago Friday, again the following Monday morning, and now have a catheter with a bag strapped to my leg to allow the bladder to empty. At times, the pain was excruciating. I am now on a stronger antibiotic for 21 days, and limiting my diet, and have had much relief over the past few days, but my bodily functions are not working normally. I cannot get in to see a urologist until 4/6, so, at this point do not know when I will be able to ride again.

Thank you so much for sharing this because I believe this can happen to me and anyone else reading your post.

I offer many thanks for your bravery to share all developments about this, and hope you do ride again.


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