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Garin's Blog by Garin - 2d ago

The enjoyment/sense of accomplishment of a tough workout usually follows the finish of the tough workout by minutes, hours, days, but rarely during the actual workout. It’s kind of like the saying the C. S. Lewis saying that I often quote, as long as you think of your workout as an adventure. Adventures are never fun while you’re having them.…Continue Reading
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Just last week I did what is my more normal Northeast County Loop, but as I am trying to get in some longer rides, I decided to pimp out my normal loop.   So I pimped out the loop by adding in Ferndale, Lynden, going a little further north, ultimately bumping it from 40 to 50 miles.  And the gold…Continue Reading
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I rode this loop last Saturday, July 6th, a couple of days after Independence Day, but before street sweepers could hit all the bad spots.  This half rack of Corona bottles dumped on Smith Rd. wasn’t the only box of empties that I encountered on the ride.  There were a few other big piles coming into Everson from the north…Continue Reading
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Garin's Blog by Garin - 1w ago

Stumpjumper Day.  I think that has a nice ring to it? Maybe it should always follow Independence Day, like Boxing Day follows Christmas. I spent the first Stumpjumper Day riding my early model Stumpjumper up the long grade to the Galbraith towers.  It was a busy day on Galbraith, but most on the road were going up so I just…Continue Reading
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Garin's Blog by Garin - 2w ago

I don’t know if I should call this ride a loop exactly, because the only part of it that is actually a loop is the part around the lake itself.  So maybe this should be in a new classification of it’s own.  I’ll call it an out and back loop where I ride out somewhere, do a loop and then…Continue Reading
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Garin's Blog by Garin - 2w ago

Ok, so let’s not hang anyone on the cross, so to speak, over this post, because I know it is not a scholarly interpretation of this biblical passage, but I’ve seen worse so I am going to run with it.   Let’s talk Dueteronomy 5:32-33, Old Testament, Moses speaking.  He had just finished sharing God’s 10 Commandments with his people…Continue Reading
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I’m pretty much wearing a rut into this route around this mostly north of Bellingham loop.  This time riding from my house, rather than downtown Ferndale or somewhere else along the route, today’s ride was a somewhat longer ride at about 50 miles. I did the loop clockwise which for me had more of the gravel on the latter half…Continue Reading
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I’m coming to the conclusion that most people, maybe even most Ferndale City Council members, don’t really know the full extent of our water issues.  And to be blunt, in my view this is because the City administration is fairly opaque rather than transparent as they so often claim about themselves.  Here’s the kind of things I read: Ferndale used…Continue Reading
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Garin's Blog by Garin - 1M ago

You find a lot of interesting things when you hit the road early for a bike ride.  Yesterday, as I chugged up the hill leading west out of Ferndale I got a good laugh about money littering the streets of Ferndale.  Then as I stopped, just in case it was a $10 or a $20, I got another laugh when…Continue Reading
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Garin's Blog by Garin - 1M ago

Last weekend I rode Rufus Trail, a trail that was suggested by a coworker as a really nice climbing trail in the Lookout Mountain area.  The trail leads from the parking lot on Lake Louise Road, across from one of the Sudden Valley gates.  It’s a lot that I’ve parked in several time, I just have only hiked or hike-a-biked…Continue Reading

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