WA: Spokane to Everett via Washington Pass

We took a train from Seattle to Spokane and bike back to Everett last fall. 363 miles and 16625ft climbing. Our itinerary was: Spokane to Wilbur (camp), Wilbur to Bridgeport (camp), Bridgeport to Twisp (friend’s house), Twisp to Newhalem (camp), Newhalem to Everett (banya); a SoundTransit bus back to Seattle. We were originally planning to…
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OR: Eclipse!

We took a train down to Salem and biked to Willamina for the eclipse. ~30 miles/~800ft climbing. The train took ~ 6 hours, so by the time we started biking, it was quite hot. We got some organic peaches near Rickreall, which were the best peaches we had this summer. The hill felt tough on…
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CA: 4 days from SF to San Luis Obispo via Big Sur

~250 miles/15000ft climbing. We did another bike tour in early March: SF to SLO via Big Sur on Highway 1 (mostly). The view was spectacular, even though the weather was not what I imagined California to be like. Day 1: SF to Pigeon Point (56.9 miles/3247ft) Day 2: Pigeon Point to Monterey (81.8 miles/3567ft) Day…
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WA: Rolling hills on 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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WA: 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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WA and OR: Day 5 from Carson to Portland

~60 miles/2300ft climb (Day 5 for our 5 day trip from Seattle to Portland via Yakima). Day 5 was easier than the first three days too, especially because we skipped a big hill near Latourell, OR due to construction. Bridge of the Gods: I think I saw this bridge in the movie Wild. I didn’t…
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