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Dawn in the Land of the Rising Sun

We’ve been in Japan three days now, and my initial impression is this: it is both as foreign as and yet more familiar than I expected. Among the surprises: So...


The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Formerly an old mining railway, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes makes for leisurely, scenic biking. So leisurely, in fact, that while on the trail itself I actually biked without...


Portland to Astoria Century

This weekend a friend invited us to ride a century from Portland to Astoria with a bunch of his pals. It was a fun ride through largely new-to-me territory. Not...


Marysville-Bellingham bike loop

View Larger Map While it’s fun to do a bona fide self-supported bike tour, sometimes it’s just awesome to do credit card touring: you bike long and hard, stud that...


Whidbey Island Tour

We made this a long weekend and biked up to Whidbey Island, where we spent two nights reading, napping, and playing video games. The ride up was approximately 50 miles,...

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