Category Archives: Puyallup

May 17 – SIR 400k Race to the Border

One of the unfortunate aspects of long cycling rides is the early starts. I drove Kathy to work at 11pm, got home and finished packing my things. I had only 3.5 hours to sleep before driving up to Seattle for … Continue reading

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2014 – SIR Fleche Northwest – Team Pedal, Pedal, Coast

My hopes of creating a fleche team were short lived as everyone had knee problems or other big rides coming up (Oregon Outback) that they were preparing for. Fortunately, Mark Thomas (RBA for SIR) headed up a new team of … Continue reading

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Late April

April 25 – I rode my Kent hilly loop again with the extra miles in the north, but my knee started acting up halfway through. I took it easy at that point, and cut off one steep climb on the … Continue reading

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April 13 – Index via forest service roads – 119mi in 7636ft climbing A few guys I had met on the Seattle International Randonneurs 200km and 300km rides invited me to a dirt road exploring route. I can’t pass that … Continue reading

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Seattle International Randonneurs – Spring 300km

After a successful 200km, I was feeling good about the idea of riding 300km. While I’ve done this distance before, the forecast was for pouring rain all day, and it’s also March. I was still commuting in NY for Jan/Feb, … Continue reading

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SIR Escape from Seattle 200km

The “Escape from Seattle” 200km brevet from the Seattle International Randonneurs was on March 15. Normally riding that distance so early in the year would be daunting, but having 3 weeks of spring weather has been perfect for getting out … Continue reading

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Puyallup Cyclopaths

I found a local cycling club – The Puyallup Cyclopaths They put out a schedule of weekend rides, though this starts in May and is mostly for routes in the currently snowy passes around Mt. Rainier that will be open … Continue reading

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