Day Two: Mukilteo to Port Townsend

After yesterday’s mostly urban route, today’s very rural roads were a quiet relief — even more so thanks to the expert route advice of Island County planner Brian Woods. One of the reasons I blog about our travels is that…Continue Reading

Riding my bike for ten straight days on a touring vacation gave me physical effects, of course, and also some policy/professional thoughts and these mental takeaways. Getting truly away from everyday routines and geography creates the most vacation-y vacation ever.…Continue Reading

A week after wrapping up the longest bike travel effort I’ve ever undertaken, what’s going on physically in addition to the mental and professional aftereffects? I did a reasonably good job of preparing myself physically for the trip and I’m really glad…Continue Reading

Lest you think I’m exaggerating the shaking and baking on the C&O, today a bolt fell out of the rack on my bike, having vibrated loose along the way. Luckily we were close to Harper’s Ferry and the bike shop/general store…Continue Reading

Eric: One good thing about all this rain–it will wash the muck off the bikes. Me: That’s a very Sally Sunshine comment for you. Eric: I know. ——————————————– A couple of minutes later– Me: This is like swimming on bikes!…Continue Reading