WA: 3 day hiking in the Enchantments

(This trip was done in 2016. I haven’t been updating this blog very diligently…) Our housemate won a lottery for overnight camping in the Enchantments last summer. During the summer season, camping in this area is only reserved for people who win this lottery, which happens in Feb/Mar every year. Our housemate was lucky to…
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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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WA: Day 3 Yakima to Maryhill

~82 miles/3300ft (Day 3 of our 5 day trip from Seattle to Portland via Yakima.) I thought the first two days were hard enough but at the end of Day 2, Mako and I both guessed that Day 3 might be the hardest for a few reasons. Bring enough water and food: I think Day…
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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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