Category Archives: Seattle cycling

I am an idiot cyclist

I am an idiot cyclist… Anywhere there are people complaining about cyclists and sharing the road, you are likely to hear the same tired argument.  ‘How do you expect us to share the roads when those asshole cyclists don’t follow the rules of the road.  Cyclists never stop at stop lines or stop lights.’  Sigh.  I am so sick of this tired, sad argument.  Most cyclists are also drivers, as… Read More »

Kitsap Color Classic

Sadly my crazy work schedule and abundant smoke East of the Cascade Mountains in Washington meant that I would be unable to participate in my all time favorite fall ride.  The Wine Country Trek is a small ride with about 250 people and goes from Yakima to Prosser through hop, apple, mint, grape and melon fields.  The sights and smells are worth the price of admission alone, but the food is what really makes… Read More »

So I admit to being a wussie, fair weather commuter.  I would like to change that, but the prospect of riding through Seattle rain to and from work all winter is not appealing.  My other concern is…  What about my poor bike!  I am currently commuting on my 2003 Giant OCR 1.  She has about 20k miles on her and we have been through a lot together.  Sure she is… Read More »

I don’t get to participate in CYCLEBUTTCRACK shenanigans as often as I would like.  In addition to CYCLEBUTTCRACK, I have a wonderful girlfriend, full time job, family obligations, a house to care for and a cat named Sparkplug.  Like most of you, it is hard for me to find time to ride.  Another problem is that my petrol monster keeps demanding gasoline to take me from place to place.  The… Read More »

West Seattle Loop 2011 Archive

Outside of being the face and all four cheeks of, I am currently holding down two jobs and a small side project.  At times, it can be overwhelming.  Such was the case on Sunday, August 14.  I had not ridden since RSVP and no matter how much I struggled I felt like I was falling further and further behind.  These are the times when it is hardest to stop… Read More »

Wine Country Trek September 24-25, 2011 Archive

 Yup…  It’s as high as an elephant’s eye!  I would like to apologize to the blogosphere.  I have not been practicing my due diligence in reporting to you.  I could give you some lame excuse about how busy I have been…  Which is precisely what I am going to do.   I have been really busy working three jobs this summer.  I have had to walk uphill in the snow… Read More »

RSVP 2011 Day 2 Archive

I spent a turbulent night in a tent after day one of the RSVP.  But you say to yourself, ‘CYCLEBUTTCRACK…  There are no camp sites available in Bellingham for RSVP!’  You are correct!  It is a long story.  Needless to say I was so concerned about bringing you the BUTTCRACK that I failed to investigate this key detail.  I do wonder who in the hell would organize a ride without camping? … Read More »

RSVP 2011 Day 1 Archive

The first day of RSVP is a cruel, hard mistress.  She likes to remind me that it has been a month since STP and taking a few rides off as reward for a job well done is not a good idea.  Like STP, RSVP has some long, grinding, flats but she is also graced with some lumpy terrain.  RSVP is more of a challenge, but the scenery is much more… Read More »

Archive 2011 STP

Finish line shenanigans! St. John’s Bridge As STP and the premier of CYCLEBUTTCRACK drew near, I was quite nervous and excited.  The alarm was set for 4:00 am, but I was up an hour early.  When the ride began, I could finally relax.  It felt like a normal ride until someone pulled up along side of me and asked, ‘Is that jersey designed to look like that?  It is hilarious!’ … Read More »