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The End in Sight: Grand Ridge To Duthie, Coming Soon (Issaquah, WA)

That’s right. Soon there will be mud-free mountain biking all the way from Grand Ridge to Duthie Hill. Well, maybe not mud-free, but definitely less mud. The long-awaited Grand Ridge bridge-over-muddy water  is nearing completion, courtesy of the Washington Trails … Continue reading

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Launching Off Lava Rock at the High Cascades 100 (National Ultra Endurance Series) in Bend, OR

What do you get when you add 100 miles (80% singletrack), 11,000 feet of climbing and screaming descents on jagged lava rock & soft sand? Nothing that my carbon Diamondback Axis couldn’t handle. Distance: 100 miles. Seriously. Elevation Gain: 11,000’+ The Race: Last … Continue reading

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Racing Gets Hot in Roslyn, Washington

Brutal. I’m talking about hot, muggy, end-of July central Washington weather. I’m also talking about how I felt by the end of my last lap on the Roslyn MTB Festival course this past Sunday (July 26): brutalized. With proceeds from … Continue reading

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Backyard riding at Saint Edward State Park (Kenmore, WA)

Distance: 12+ miles of singletrack on 316 acres (plus trails on the Big Finn Hill side, east of Juanita Drive). You can rack up another dozen miles if you ride every piece of trail in this nebulous system, but who … Continue reading

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Summer is Racing Along (Bellingham, Roslyn, Greenwater in WA)

On Sunday, July 12th, the 17th annual Padden MTN Pedal race at Lake Padden in Bellingham, Washington, brought out the local talent to frolic in the blustery, surprisingly cool weather. Continue reading

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