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08-15-22, 11:21 AM
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Posted By kahn

In my haste to praise Norwegian fishy things.... ...

In my haste to praise Norwegian fishy things....

Yesterday my 15.6 mile, 700 foot loop where I did see Leif again, standing tall and proud to be a Norwegian in Seattle!
08-15-22, 08:50 AM
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Posted By kahn

Norway or one of those out of the way...

Norway or one of those out of the way Scandinavian places? I cross-country skied in Norway. Outstanding but not that far north. And the food, oh, the endless smoked, pickled and wonderous...
08-13-22, 09:12 AM
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Posted By kahn

I'll join rsbob Zero bike miles and I will...

I'll join rsbob

Zero bike miles and I will identify my mystery spot.
...
08-11-22, 10:06 PM
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Posted By kahn

Kirkland looks so quaint! Enjoy.

Kirkland looks so quaint! Enjoy.
08-09-22, 06:07 PM
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Posted By kahn

15.7 and 700 feet on the usual loop after it...

15.7 and 700 feet on the usual loop after it stopped spitting this morning. I've also mentally tried figuring out the worth of ALL THOSE BOATS!!!!
...
08-07-22, 01:22 PM
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Posted By kahn

Did my other standard loop relatively early and...

Did my other standard loop relatively early and was home by just around 9:30 so I could beat the heat (it was 81F at 10am) be showered and shaved for the opera this afternoon.

The second standard...
08-07-22, 11:01 AM
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Posted By kahn

In the US we call it a "shoulder" Like the...

In the US we call it a "shoulder"

Like the others, riding on the wrong side of the road or opposing traffic is generally illegal and very unsafe.
08-07-22, 08:08 AM
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Posted By kahn

Not biking but lots of black bear encounters....

Not biking but lots of black bear encounters. Last night of a six day backpack trip. Reading my book on a log and was casual with cleaning up and putting my food up a tree and cleaning the pots....
08-07-22, 07:41 AM
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Posted By kahn

I've used and continue to use mirrors for...

I've used and continue to use mirrors for decades. I now have added Garmin's Varia Radar/light. It alerts with both beeps and shows rear approaching traffic (cars, trucks, bikes, and yes, even on...
08-06-22, 10:52 PM
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Posted By kahn

From my house to the climbing rock at Marymoor is...

From my house to the climbing rock at Marymoor is exactly 50 miles round trip but I've not done it in a while the Burke Gilman beats the crap out of my butt!!!!
08-06-22, 12:04 PM
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Posted By kahn

oh, Da Bronx - born and bred, a long time ago!

oh, Da Bronx - born and bred, a long time ago!
08-06-22, 12:02 PM
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Posted By kahn

That why I only pedal in the urban areas around...

That why I only pedal in the urban areas around Seattle. No bears (like the attack at Lake Whatcom the other day on a jogger:...
08-06-22, 07:47 AM
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Posted By kahn

Repeated Weds' ride but since I was with a friend...

Repeated Weds' ride but since I was with a friend who does not standby, pedal by or sit for photos - none but they would have been similar anyway. But Sea Fair had officially started and there were...
08-04-22, 08:41 AM
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Posted By kahn

Same old, same old. Greenlake neighborhood to...

Same old, same old. Greenlake neighborhood to Discovery Park, Smith Cove Park and Myrtle Edwards Park. Lots of views and waterfront riding.

We are in the midst of Seafair week so the ships were...
08-02-22, 08:25 PM
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Posted By kahn

Don't those adapters add more flex between the...

Don't those adapters add more flex between the joints?
08-01-22, 03:10 PM
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Posted By kahn

15.7 and 700 feet. Finally, the air quality was...

15.7 and 700 feet. Finally, the air quality was below 30 and the temperature below 90 - actually, below 80F. With a brief stop at Ballard Trader Joes as my friend said she needed Swiss cheese! :p
07-31-22, 06:58 PM
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Posted By kahn

I want that 72F. 6pm and it is 93F and the air...

I want that 72F. 6pm and it is 93F and the air quality is a moderate 60. Costco roto chicken for dinner.
07-29-22, 07:00 PM
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Posted By kahn

If by elevated terrain, you are referring to my...

If by elevated terrain, you are referring to my weight, then quite probably! :(
07-29-22, 11:22 AM
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Posted By kahn

Yesterday's 20 miler was interrupted at about the...

Yesterday's 20 miler was interrupted at about the halfway point by a ting/ping sound which recollections reminded me of a twanging wheel with a broken spoke. Sure enough, dismounted at just the...
07-29-22, 11:17 AM
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Posted By kahn

Oh, the good ol' pacific northWET. The year I...

Oh, the good ol' pacific northWET. The year I did NOT do RAMROD people were escorted off the course due to HYPO-thermia and cold and wet. My friend and I knew we could not manage it without sag...
07-26-22, 05:32 PM
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Posted By kahn

One pretty accurate thermometer shows a toasty...

One pretty accurate thermometer shows a toasty 93F. I was just out sitting in the yard and decided it was too hot - now I know why. We've got a few more days of this HOPEFULLY!
07-26-22, 12:43 PM
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Posted By kahn

I pulled a calf muscle while hiking and the...

I pulled a calf muscle while hiking and the injury/pain persisted for weeks and went to sports medicine doc who recommended compression sleeves for the legs and not full socks (which I have for...
07-26-22, 12:32 PM
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Posted By kahn

Well, well done. After that epic, I feel...

Well, well done.

After that epic, I feel somewhat shy about my 15.7 and 800 feet.

...
07-23-22, 07:23 PM
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Posted By kahn

23.6 and about 1,100 feet. Main obstacle...

23.6 and about 1,100 feet.

Main obstacle today is there seems to be a Pokemon rally along the Seattle Waterfront, over the pedestrian/bike railroad bridge and through Seattle Center. They were...
07-23-22, 07:17 PM
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Posted By kahn

Berkshires? Or where do you find that kind of...

Berkshires? Or where do you find that kind of elevation back there?
07-23-22, 08:59 AM
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Posted By kahn

No, he was trying to say "no regurgitation" from...

No, he was trying to say "no regurgitation" from heat exhaustion!
07-22-22, 09:41 AM
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Posted By kahn

Hope you recover in all areas. But, yes, the...

Hope you recover in all areas. But, yes, the thumbtack in the bottom of the foot is quite something to deal with.
07-21-22, 11:00 PM
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Posted By kahn

You need to hike more. That way every other part...

You need to hike more. That way every other part of your body will be sore! :p
07-21-22, 12:06 PM
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Posted By kahn

I know STP is Seattle to Portland. Is STD...

I know STP is Seattle to Portland.

Is STD Seattle to Denver or Dover or Dallas?
07-21-22, 11:59 AM
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Posted By kahn

Home by 10am to beat the heat. 15.6 and the...

Home by 10am to beat the heat. 15.6 and the usual 700-800 feet.

Shilshole Marina. I never really noticed that long breakwater until this morning. Must have been the relatively early morning...
07-20-22, 10:19 PM
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Posted By kahn

I ATTEMPTED to use it last December. I called...

I ATTEMPTED to use it last December. I called and was on hold for quite a while. When they did answer, they said it would take up to three hours. It would have been dark and it was already cold. ...
07-20-22, 09:18 PM
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Posted By kahn

More like the Middle Cascades :p Mt Loop...

More like the Middle Cascades :p Mt Loop Highway. Out of Granite Falls and the Verlot Ranger Station.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Loop_Highway
07-20-22, 01:28 PM
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Posted By kahn

There will be no riding as someone has to recover...

There will be no riding as someone has to recover from exhausting Lake 22.

...
07-20-22, 12:38 PM
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Posted By kahn

You have to start somewhere and sometime. Keep...

You have to start somewhere and sometime. Keep at it.
07-20-22, 12:33 PM
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Posted By kahn

Juanita Way? Time to wrap that one up.

Juanita Way? Time to wrap that one up.
07-18-22, 08:44 AM
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Posted By kahn

16.7 and the usual about 800 feet. Attraction...

16.7 and the usual about 800 feet. Attraction along the way but ignored - the very enticing aroma of the Ballard Seafood Fest's bbs salmon meal but I knew the crowds would make it unpleasant. Then...
07-17-22, 10:45 PM
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Posted By kahn

I had never heard of those raids. Looking it up,...

I had never heard of those raids. Looking it up, they were even active on this side of the Continent.

"The Fenian Brotherhood organized openly in the Pacific Northwest states during the 1870s and...
07-17-22, 05:46 PM
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Posted By kahn

You should be able to work one of your islands...

You should be able to work one of your islands down there into something similar.

The term I was thinking about is a TORUS - a donut shape!!!!

Actually, someone with enough stamina could do a...
07-17-22, 01:33 PM
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Posted By kahn

Thanks but I'm way overweight and generally out...

Thanks but I'm way overweight and generally out of shape. Forcing myself to do some of this stuff just so that I can keep trying to do this stuff.
07-17-22, 07:59 AM
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Posted By kahn

Oh, I trained for RAMROD. It was the year that...

Oh, I trained for RAMROD. It was the year that in July I decided I needed some lighter tights since it was darn cool that July. Our longest training ride was from Seattle to just north of Arlington...
07-17-22, 07:48 AM
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Posted By kahn

Oh, I like the double loop route. Nice. Is...

Oh, I like the double loop route. Nice. Is there a some term for that kind of "structure?" And very good for an "old" guy. But now I'm closer to 80 than 70! (yikes) Maybe I'll try beet whatever...
07-16-22, 02:14 PM
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Posted By kahn

I did STP ONCE!! Two days. Seattle to Castle Rock...

I did STP ONCE!! Two days. Seattle to Castle Rock on Day One and to Portland on Day Two. I had three requests. No heat, no headwind and no rain! Lost on all three. First day it was in the 90's. Woke...
07-15-22, 03:21 PM
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Posted By kahn

4 miles and about 800 feet yesterday. 15.7 miles...

4 miles and about 800 feet yesterday. 15.7 miles and about 800 feet today.

...
07-11-22, 03:47 PM
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Posted By kahn

I over-reached and posted too many pictures! ...

I over-reached and posted too many pictures!


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07-11-22, 03:41 PM
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Posted By kahn

My 22 miler with a detour into the Seattle Art...

My 22 miler with a detour into the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park

...
07-11-22, 07:34 AM
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Posted By kahn

Hope you did not stop for hitchhikers near the...

Hope you did not stop for hitchhikers near the prison!!! :p
07-10-22, 12:41 PM
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Posted By kahn

I'm not sure Lesser Seattle would appreciate our...

I'm not sure Lesser Seattle would appreciate our posting pictures of the area tempting more folks to move here. Your pictures keep tempting me to put the bike on the rack and driving to the North...
07-09-22, 10:42 PM
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Views: 338,617
Posted By kahn

Today's kind of figure eight route through the UW...

Today's kind of figure eight route through the UW campus, onto the SR-520 Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world which was pleasurably traffic free since they were doing work on...
07-08-22, 08:13 AM
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Posted By kahn

Was that the notorious HUMIDITY the midwest and...

Was that the notorious HUMIDITY the midwest and east are known for or just plain old RAIN which we are known for? And I've never quite understood why we don't have much humidity but I'm not...
07-07-22, 11:06 PM
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Views: 338,617
Posted By kahn

I did the Edmonds Loop from near Greenlake in...

I did the Edmonds Loop from near Greenlake in Seattle. Up to Edmonds partially (only a few miles) on the Interurban Trail. Hit the coffee shop in Edmonds but only picked up a few nuggets for my...
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