Administrator and author of Biking Bis. Currently live in the Seattle area; previously Texas, California, Maryland, Georgia and Ohio. Own a Lemond road bike for light riding and Rockhopper for poor weather riding and touring.

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Improved Spruce Railroad Trail reopens at Lake Crescent

Part of the Olympic Discovery Trail on the Olympic Peninsula Crescent Lake and mountain view from Spruce Railroad Trail in 2019

The Spruce Railroad Trail overlooking the remote north shore of Lake Crescent is “open for business” again.

Crews finished the months-long project to pave the trail and reconstruct and reopen two old tunnels on …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/12/04/improved-spruce-railroad-trail-reopens-at-lake-crescent/

Salsa Cutthroat bicycle recall

Seven reports of cracked forks on 2020 Salsa Cutthroat bicycles have prompted a recall by Bloomington, Minn.-based Quality Bicycle Products. No injuries have been reported, although a break could cause a fall.

One style of 2020 Salsa Cutthroat

The company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges bike owners to stop riding the bicycles in …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/11/11/salsa-cutthroat-bicycle-recall/

Bicycling quote: Bicycle shorts

“I always say golf is like bicycle shorts. It reveals a lot about a man. And golf reveals a lot of ugliness in this president.”

— Golf writer Rick Reilly on President Trump’s dishonesty on the golf course: “Trump heads to golf club before defeat by Biden is announced,” The Guardian

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/11/09/bicycling-quote-bicycle-shorts/

Fall colors on Cedar River Trail

Two cyclists head back toward Renton on the Cedar River Trail earlier this week

The northeastern US traditionally might have the best fall colors, but the leaves put on a show out here in the Pacific Northwest as well.

Took a ride up the Cedar River Trail on a sunny day earlier this week, and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/11/05/fall-colors-on-cedar-river-trail/

Eastrail closures summer and fall 2020; detour available

Sign warns of trail closure

This is certainly a sign of things to come that no one wants to see — the closure of a useful rail-trail for 6 months.

It popped up in Bellevue recently along the Eastrail, that 2-year-old gravel rail-trail that runs alongside Lake Washington from Newcastle Beach Park in southern …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/24/eastrail-closures-summer-and-fall-2020-detour-available/

11 seconds on the Cedar River Trail

I got a chance to take my bicycle for a spin on the Cedar River Trail from Renton through Maple Valley and, as always, was moved by this view. Thought I’d share it:

Definitely better than a day at the office.

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad built several trestles across the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/19/11-seconds-on-the-cedar-river-trail/

Railroad spikes repurposed as art

Have you ever been riding along a rail-trail on your bicycle and spied a rusty railroad spike left over from the old railroad days?

I have. Sometimes I’ll carry it home and add it to my collection from local trails: three different locations along the Palouse to Cascades trail, Snoqualmie Valley trail, Willapa Hills trail, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/14/railroad-spikes-repurposed-as-art/

Cedar Falls Trailhead reopens on Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail

The state parks department has reopened the westernmost trailhead on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. The Cedar Falls Trailhead, located in the vicinity of Rattlesnake Lake near North Bend, had been closed since March to promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mileage sign at Cedar Falls Trailhead before the park name change. …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/06/12/cedar-falls-trailhead-reopens-on-palouse-to-cascades-state-park-trail/

Business is booming for many bicycle shops during coronavirus lockdown

Are you thinking of getting your bike tuned up for the summer season?

Well, get in line. The community bicycle shop is one business that’s been booming during the Covid-19 pandemic, not the best thing for those who suddenly want to buy a new bike or get an old one repaired.

The scene outside Gregg’s …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/31/business-is-booming-for-many-bicycle-shops-during-coronavirus-lockdown/

Heroes rising and fallen: Teen girl bicycles across India on epic rescue, Armstrong back on TV

Lance Armstrong returns to TV on Sunday night as an ESPN documentary chronicles the pro cyclist’s fall from highly praised 7-time Tour de France winner to disgraced blood doper.

Screen grab from trailer for “Lance”

Don’t know if I’ll watch this, as everything about the Texan’s career is a disappointment. I was thrilled by his …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2020/05/24/heroes-rising-and-fallen-teen-girl-bicycles-across-india-on-epic-rescue-armstrong-back-on-tv/