Category Archives: Travel

Sammamish River Trail, Redmond WA

This week I have been out in the Seattle area. By any measure, Seattle is one of the most bike friendly cities in the United States. Everywhere you turn there are bike trails and bike lanes. Bike commuting is huge … Continue reading

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Lake Elkhorn, Columbia MD

I’ve been in Columbia, Maryland with my bike before. In the past I’ve driven to Annapolis and ridden the Annapolis Trail. I’ve also used it as a jumping off point for evening rides among the monuments on the National Mall … Continue reading

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Early Season Ride and a Damsel in Distress

After a long Iowa winter, I spent four days in Salt Lake City this week. My first ride of the season got cut short by rain so I only got in about 5 miles. The next two days I was … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City — The Jordan River Trail

Back in Salt Lake City this week and I decided to ride the Jordan River Trail again. Last time I was here the temperature was hovering just over 100 degrees. Monday and Tuesday the temperature was in the high 80′s … Continue reading

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Washington, DC — The Tidal Basin

I was in Maryland again this week and I decided to use the opportunity to go ride my bike in Washington DC. I went into the city on a Monday night around 7:45. During the summers, a different military band … Continue reading

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Burlingame, CA — Coyote Point/Bay Trail (Rockin’ the Neon Lycra)

The Bay Trail is an ambitious project to create  a 500 mile trail around San Francisco Bay. So far there are over 300 miles completed. I got off work early on a Friday and decided to try riding a portion … Continue reading

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San Mateo, CA — The Sawyer Camp Trail

On my last few trips to the Bay Area, I have wanted to take my bike and ride the Sawyer Camp Trail. The trail is located near I-280 and at the southern end, follows the shore of Crystal Springs Reservoir. … Continue reading

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Dublin, California — The Iron Horse Trail

I am out here this week, working for a healthcare company in Pleasanton, California. The whole Bay Area has been going through somewhat of a cold spell with the summer temperatures about 10 degrees below normal. I brought my bike … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City — The Jordan River Trail

This week I am working with a client in Salt Lake City. I am staying at the base of Cottonwood Canyon. There is a bike path right outside my hotel but it climbs steeply and I decided not to brave … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C. — The Capital Crescent Trail

The Capital Crescent Trail runs from the trendy Georgetown district of D.C. to Silver Spring, Maryland. Only about 7 miles (half) are paved in the section between Georgetown and Bethesda, MD. I found the trail head in my GPS near … Continue reading

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