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Mid-March and the Daffodils Have Arrived in Skagit County

Last weekend, I finally saw yellow. The daffodils have arrived in Skagit County! On a brief ride through west Mount Vernon, I caught sight of them along Beaver-Marsh Road just south of Roosengaarde. The daffodils are always the first to show, followed three or four weeks later by the infamous tulips. Looks like this year… Continue reading Mid-March and the Daffodils Have Arrived in Skagit County

Skagit Bicycle Rides

Are the Tulips Blooming in Skagit County in February?

On Saturday, one of those little Facebook memory alerts popped up from February 25, 2016. It was an image I had posted on Instagram and fed over to Facebook of a ride from that day. It was fairly early in the morning and the sun was peeking out. Also peeking out were the yellow daffodils… Continue reading Are the Tulips Blooming in Skagit County in February?

Cycling Accessory Reviews

Apeman A66 1080p HD Action Camera – Audio Microphone Review

A core component to my cycling blog and vlog is my Apeman A66 1080p HD Action Camera. It was part of what led to the creation of Skagit Bike Blog and instrumental in me committing to my goal of riding 3,650 miles this year. Today I want to run through a few pointers I’ve learned… Continue reading Apeman A66 1080p HD Action Camera – Audio Microphone Review

Milestones & Record Rides

Bicycling Milestones & Achievements: A Numbers Game

Sports. We often think of the team games here in the states, like Football, Basketball and Baseball. But there are plenty of individual sports as well. Cycling, for example, is largely individual, though watching documentaries like The Road Uphill shows it can very much be a team effort. I am on the individual side, as… Continue reading Bicycling Milestones & Achievements: A Numbers Game

Skagit Bicycle Rides

A Debris Filled View from the Mountaintop

Fridays are my off-day from riding. By the time I get home from work, I’m beat. And I typically need to spend the next few hours both decompressing and preparing for my Friday night radio show. (For more on that, see FensePost.) But by Saturday, I’m ready to ride again. Today was no exception. I… Continue reading A Debris Filled View from the Mountaintop

Skagit Bicycle Rides

Choose Your Own Adventure: On Bicycling Freedom

Bicycling Freedom is what I call the ability to essentially make split second decisions about where to ride. It’s one of my favorite things about cycling: It’s like I’m in my very own Choose Your Own Adventure where the decisions are 100 percent mine, and mine alone. When I set out on my bike, I… Continue reading Choose Your Own Adventure: On Bicycling Freedom