Rolling hills: Whidbey Island

Day 1 (from Anacortes to near Clinton): ~65 miles/4436ft climbing. Day 2 (from Mukilteo to Seattle): ~26.9 miles/1001ft climbing. We decided to bike back to Seattle from Friday Harbor (ferry + bike). It’s best to put bikes at the rear side of ferries as it’s more pleasant to ride on streets near docks after all…
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In search of orcas: San Juan Island

I was in Friday Harbor for a month again this February. We took our touring bikes there – we took a train from Seattle King Street Station to Mt. Vernon and biked to Anacortes: Last year, we biked here when the tulips were out. No tulip around this time of the year but I still…
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Sorry, Rattlesnake! Day 2 Hyak to Yakima

~92 miles/751ft (Day 2 of our 5 day trip from Seattle to Portland via Yakima). (Very few photos from Day 2 as we didn’t have much time to stop.) We initially planned to stay at the last primitive camping site on Iron Horse Trail before Easton but I was too slow on Day 1, so…
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Mileage on my touring bike in 2015

~968 miles/22312.9 ft (+ ?350 miles on my fixie/mostly flat) I built a new touring bike this year to replace my old road bike that got stolen out of the bike cage in our old apartment building (note: Padlocks are not secure! A bolt cutter can cut right through it). I built a fixie many…
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Biking into the clouds: Day 1 Seattle to Hyak

~70 miles/4700ft (Day 1 of the 5 day trip from Seattle to Portland via Yakima.) I was too excited about our adventure and got only about three hours of sleep the night before! We got up around 6AM and headed to Mercer Island for breakfast with Mako’s parents. On the way over, we were passed…
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Right lane ends

~350 miles/18000 ft climb. The title of this blog “Right Lane Ends” is based on my experience from a 5-day trip around western/central Washington this summer (mid September). Mako and I biked ~350 miles with ~18000 ft climbing during this trip. We noticed that an extra lane (right lane) is added whenever a road becomes…
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