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09-27-22, 10:47 AM
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Posted By northbend

The Hop harvest is under way in the Yakima Valley...

The Hop harvest is under way in the Yakima Valley of Eastern Washington and it is now the season for Fresh Hopped Beer.
Hop cones are gathered fresh off the vine and used to create tangy beers at...
09-26-22, 09:57 PM
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Posted By northbend

They're pretty nice, fit well, a bit more...

They're pretty nice, fit well, a bit more comfortable in hot weather compared to full leather gloves.
09-21-22, 10:05 AM
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Posted By northbend

Closing summer out with a couple of rides in the...

Closing summer out with a couple of rides in the mountains.

On Monday, I made a run up the trail to the Pass via the 2 mile long Snoqualmie Tunnel wanting to try out the new Edelux headlight I’d...
09-18-22, 09:04 PM
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Posted By northbend

Cool picture!

Cool picture!
09-17-22, 01:20 AM
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Posted By northbend

Here's a pretty good definition, Hugh:...

Here's a pretty good definition, Hugh: Hiker/Biker (https://exploringwild.com/hiker-biker-campsites/)
09-16-22, 11:37 AM
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Posted By northbend

We got the Elk and no signs here. I'll trade you...

We got the Elk and no signs here. I'll trade you some...

When you're this big you don't have to look both ways
09-14-22, 11:48 PM
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Posted By northbend

They're Elk.

They're Elk.
09-14-22, 06:34 PM
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Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52357559887_9e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52357559887_9e2629396b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nLEbrM)The neighborhood watch (https://flic.kr/p/2nLEbrM) by Matthew Pendergast...
09-13-22, 06:17 PM
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Posted By northbend

Monday was simply a long (90+ miles) transit day...

Monday was simply a long (90+ miles) transit day riding back home. I took the ferry over to the mainland at Edmonds. Picked my way over to the Burke-Gilman Trail over by Kenmore and rode east to...
09-13-22, 06:17 PM
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Posted By northbend

Late Sunday morning I lazily pack up and ride...

Late Sunday morning I lazily pack up and ride over to Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island to check out the camping there.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52354525568_c54ecad1c4_h.jpg...
09-13-22, 06:13 PM
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Posted By northbend

The Wooden Boat Festival I spent the rest of...

The Wooden Boat Festival

I spent the rest of the day wandering around the Wooden Boat Festival and happed by chance to run into forumite Alex Moll. He is an accomplished woodworker so this is a...
09-13-22, 06:09 PM
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Posted By northbend

Friday morning I Pass by Frog Rock leaving...

Friday morning I Pass by Frog Rock leaving Bainbridge island for the Kitsap Peninsula via the Agate Passage Bridge.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52354648890_2233bff9df_h.jpg...
09-13-22, 06:07 PM
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Posted By northbend

Another short little spur of the moment 4 day...

Another short little spur of the moment 4 day bike tour beginning last Thursday.

I left North Bend and rode to Seattle, catching the ferry over to Bainbridge Island.

Turning onto the Snoqualmie...
09-07-22, 10:09 AM
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Posted By northbend

These are the best of days, Late summerÖ ...

These are the best of days, Late summerÖ

Starting from the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort at noon I ride to Sunrise inside Mount Rainier National Park for lunch with a view yesterday....
09-05-22, 07:33 PM
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Posted By northbend

My personal favorites: ...

My personal favorites:

https://www.cuerogloves.com/product-category/gloves/cycling/

I’ve also been really happy with these:
...
Forum: Touring
09-05-22, 07:47 AM
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Posted By northbend

When I crossed the country in 2019, we stopped at...

When I crossed the country in 2019, we stopped at Adventure Cycling world headquarters in Bozeman, Montana.
Visitors get a Polaroid Instamatic color photo taken at the front desk to add to their...
09-04-22, 08:43 PM
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Posted By northbend

Really nice 50 mile ride around Enumclaw today...

Really nice 50 mile ride around Enumclaw today with a few friends.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52335106568_5d5032ac55_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nJF6RA)Our ride today...
09-03-22, 05:51 PM
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Posted By northbend

Well that is an outstanding buy! Congratulations....

Well that is an outstanding buy! Congratulations.
Strange coincidence....Similar story to yours, a few years back also in Seattle:
Steves 1971 Colnago...
09-02-22, 09:58 AM
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Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/4867/45013099714_be3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4867/45013099714_be332adaa0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bzDUj7)Looks like one of my home repairs :-) (https://flic.kr/p/2bzDUj7) by Matthew Pendergast...
08-31-22, 09:49 PM
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Posted By northbend

Another hot day today..... ...

Another hot day today.....
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52326105503_31449ba965_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nHSY9P)Cool'n off (https://flic.kr/p/2nHSY9P) by Matthew Pendergast...
08-31-22, 09:47 PM
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Posted By northbend

^ That's such a pretty bike, Roger!

^ That's such a pretty bike, Roger!
08-30-22, 07:38 AM
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Posted By northbend

...and it was how hot that day, Jeff? Ouch! ...

...and it was how hot that day, Jeff? Ouch!

As a contrast to your current location, here's what your old stomp'n grounds looked like the other day.
A sign of late summer, the corn is getting high...
08-27-22, 09:27 AM
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Posted By northbend

I pass by Nordstrom Lane in Crow Valley ...

I pass by Nordstrom Lane in Crow Valley

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52313477851_b92ab76c2f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nGLfoF)Orcas (https://flic.kr/p/2nGLfoF) by Matthew Pendergast...
08-27-22, 09:26 AM
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Posted By northbend

A few days of hot weather earlier this week and...

A few days of hot weather earlier this week and another camping trip. This time Orcas Island.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52313790758_9e87c8febc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nGMRpC)Orcas...
08-20-22, 11:22 AM
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Posted By northbend

Spur of the moment camping trip earlier this week...

Spur of the moment camping trip earlier this week as the heat continues here in the PNW.

Bruce and I ride to West Seattle and after a short 15 minute crossing by ferry to Vashon Island, you’re a...
08-20-22, 09:56 AM
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Posted By northbend

^ Lovely car! wow

^ Lovely car! wow
08-12-22, 10:49 AM
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Posted By northbend

Lets bring this thread back to riding bikes...

Lets bring this thread back to riding bikes again.... Starting on Mercer Island, I rode over to Vashon Island to visit with my big brother yesterday.

On the way down to the Seattle Waterfront,...
08-09-22, 11:04 PM
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Posted By northbend

Another day of heat yesterday so out looking for...

Another day of heat yesterday so out looking for a swimming hole. It was a quiet spot so I went skinny dippin' here :-)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52272997429_e5c0da8532_h.jpg...
08-09-22, 10:53 PM
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Posted By northbend

^ I'm glad you're OK Jeff! Oh man...

^ I'm glad you're OK Jeff! Oh man...
08-07-22, 07:50 PM
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Posted By northbend

I'm Digg'n the glasses Stu! Very stylish. ...

I'm Digg'n the glasses Stu!
Very stylish.

Ride on!
08-07-22, 07:57 AM
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Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/4265/35068038934_d90...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4265/35068038934_d90c709fc5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VqQSdW)Old Faithful (https://flic.kr/p/VqQSdW) by Matthew Pendergast (https://www.flickr.com/photos/north_bend/), on...
08-06-22, 07:46 PM
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Posted By northbend

Ha ha. They obviously haven't run outta Beer...

Ha ha.
They obviously haven't run outta Beer :-)

Glad you're having a good time, guys!
08-06-22, 11:32 AM
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Posted By northbend

I replaced the Brooks C15 cutaway on my Woodrup...

I replaced the Brooks C15 cutaway on my Woodrup the other day with a new Swift.

Going back to good olí leather.

The C15 was comfortable in itís own way and waterproof which was why I bought it...
08-04-22, 11:00 PM
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Posted By northbend

Oh man, bironi I need to go back up there again....

Oh man, bironi I need to go back up there again. Nice!
08-02-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52260015360_83...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52260015360_83d86526f0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nC3eRA)
08-01-22, 10:06 AM
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Views: 2,332
Posted By northbend

You can count me in, Squirt!

You can count me in, Squirt!
07-30-22, 08:44 AM
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Posted By northbend

Where I've been and where you'll find me for the...

Where I've been and where you'll find me for the next few evenings.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52250891524_426f81fea0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nBetE5)where I am spending my evenings for...
07-30-22, 06:42 AM
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Views: 522
Posted By northbend

^ No jumping curbs on that rig.......

^ No jumping curbs on that rig.......
07-28-22, 09:47 PM
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Posted By northbend

Happy Birthday Hugh and Jeff! My wife and I...

Happy Birthday Hugh and Jeff!
My wife and I recently had our birthdays we celebrated by spending the past couple of days over on Lopez Island at a small resort next to this marina near the only...
07-25-22, 08:48 PM
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Posted By northbend

Northbendís tips for surviving a PNW heat wave ...

Northbendís tips for surviving a PNW heat wave
1: Ride up to the pass and drink a big mug of cold beer. (Buy an extra in a can for the ride home)...
07-25-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,564
Posted By northbend

No pictures from Saturday as I had only rode by...

No pictures from Saturday as I had only rode by early Saturday to drop off a phone charger that Cinorider Owen had left behind at Cino.
It was my wife’s birthday on Saturday and I couldn’t stay but...
07-23-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,230
Posted By northbend

Here is a photo of the serial stamped on the...

Here is a photo of the serial stamped on the dropout:
https://live.staticflickr.com/8578/16492175517_f559174dcc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r8mHcK)Serial Number (https://flic.kr/p/r8mHcK) by Matthew...
07-21-22, 10:40 AM
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Posted By northbend

Ride begins at 10am

Ride begins at 10am
07-19-22, 10:12 AM
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Views: 8,677
Posted By northbend

You never know how resilient you are unless you...

You never know how resilient you are unless you are tested but I am sure you know that already, Hugh.
This was only a bike ride, done voluntarily for fun and adventure with the knowledge that if...
07-18-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,677
Posted By northbend

This is the same scene Sunday morning. Note the...

This is the same scene Sunday morning. Note the winds were still blowing hard…

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52223682086_f054b1ea39_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nyQ2eQ)To Home...
07-18-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,677
Posted By northbend

Saturday was supposed to be a short day - less...

Saturday was supposed to be a short day - less than 45 miles. I slept in and lazily got things packed heading out for Vantage at 10:30am. I rode at a moderate pace almost due West through farm...
07-18-22, 09:57 PM
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Views: 8,677
Posted By northbend

It was delightfully cool on Friday morning when I...

It was delightfully cool on Friday morning when I left Sprague to go to Potholes State Park.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52223949609_f7bf9e7ecf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nyRoLi)To Potholes...
07-18-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,677
Posted By northbend

Wednesday Morning I broke camp to cycle the Trail...

Wednesday Morning I broke camp to cycle the Trail of the Cour D Alenes to itís southern terminus - a nearly flat, paved, 60 miles away. Iíve ridden some of this trail before on the southern end but...
07-18-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,677
Posted By northbend

Now for the rest of the story. The trip home:The...

Now for the rest of the story. The trip home:The ride home started Monday morning and facing my first fear of this tour - What was riding Montana highway 93 going to be like? It’s a 70 MPH 2 lane...
07-18-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 8,677
Posted By northbend

I say goodbye to the Cinoriders and head back to...

I say goodbye to the Cinoriders and head back to Hot Springs for the night. The solitude offers a chance to reflect on the weekend. If Cino does end in an official sense after this year, we can carry...
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