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08 | 24 | '22
Been riding the gravel bike since the FS mtb has been waiting for dropper post parts. Today I got my mtb back from the shop again and a friend and I took the bikes to the Gulch to get back into the trails. We did the Boyz loop twice and then went dow...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/25/22
A friend and I took our gravel bikes to the North Mountain skills area this morning. We walked over to the kiosk and my buddy got stung by a bee! After inspecting the kiosk, there was a 7" diameter hive hanging from the backside! With no one else aro...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/22/22
08 | 20 | '22
Bike is in the shop so I chose this cool morning to bring the tools to the trail to get rid of the saplings, bushes, and grasses overgrowing our trail. I got all the way to the erosion washout and ran out of time. Anyone else can continue from there...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/20/22
08 | 19 | '22
Trail run, left the bike at home. Trails are in great shape. Ran the Buck Lake loop in from Get the Stink Out. Great trail system; need more people to come ride them!
Submitted by BrownietheDestroyer on 8/19/22
08 | 15 | '22
I had the trail to myself today on my first visit. Nice and cool in the shade. Much of the lower trail in need of a major brush out requiring an industrial weed whacker to get the alder that threatens to take over. Not a real problem yet, other than...
Submitted by jimd on 8/15/22
08 | 12 | '22
Left the house with the gravel bike this morning heading to Snohomish and took the Centennial Trail up to Dubuque Road. I climbed Dubuque to Woods Creek Road and then to the DNR gated road that gets you to the top of Three Lakes Hill. I began the cli...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/13/22
08 | 06 | '22
Parked in South Darrington this morning after sunrise and rode to the north entrance of forest service road 24 to begin the climb to the tower and weather station. Today was perfect weather and the road was in good condition. I got all the way up to...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/7/22
08 | 04 | '22
Yes, it's a 2+ hour drive from my house and cost me $55 for a lift ticket, but damn did I get a lot of riding in! It's amazing how much you can ride, when the uphill is a 10 minute lift ride. Weather was chilly, spitting rain and occasional wind so t...
Submitted by Bryan on 8/5/22
I had Supertramp on my mind today.... "So your wife wants to float the Sky,You bring your bike cause you want a ride,Take the long way home!..." After shuttling my wife and her friend to their Sultan to Monroe kayak float trip, I was in Monroe with...
Submitted by tomvale on 8/4/22
07 | 30 | '22
Met up with one of my neighbors this morning for a bike ride at Tiger Mountain in the upper lot and then climbed to the summit to descend East Tiger and Side Hustle. Then we climbed once more up to Inside Passage and came down Atlas. It was my first...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/31/22
07 | 28 | '22
Went out this morning for another "before the heat" ride under the canopy of Paradise Valley. My helmet and body must have cleared hundreds of webs across the miles I rode this morning. When I took the helmet off during a break, the GoPro was covered...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/28/22
07 | 26 | '22
Went out early this morning to ride before the heat wave and was surprised that the trails were in really good shape. There were dry spots of course but the Gulch's canopy has kept the sun away pretty well. Orion, Mukraker, along with Boyz and others...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/26/22
07 | 24 | '22
Met up with a former coworker and friend and enjoyed the mountain today going up Huff and Puff and descending on Evolution, Scorpion and Unemployment Line. With a renovated dropper post, all the tech and flow was so much more enjoyable. We found a lo...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/25/22
07 | 23 | '22
I slept in today and parking has been an issue in Cap Hill with all the construction, so I figured a trip down memory lane would be nice. The poor park is still in really bad shape and some sections seem like they have been totally condemned.  L...
Submitted by LuisR26 on 7/23/22
The clouds started at about 1800’ this morning before lifting a little higher at the end of the ride so there were no ridgeline views today to photograph. I parked at the shuttle area and did Lower Skyline three times and also Pathfinder to do Lower...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/23/22
Just got the full suspension out of the shop after almost 3 weeks for a dropper and drivetrain overhaul. I decided to take the bike to Lord Hill for the initial test drive and it was as good as new. I had no idea how bad the drive train resistance re...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/21/22
07 | 16 | '22
An aquaintance and I toured around the park today early this morning  (me still on the gravel bike).  :-( We  covered the park pretty well and did most of the trails. There was a little drizzle which didn't make it to the clothing due...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/17/22
My full suspension is still recovering from usage in the bike shop so I took the gravel to Darrington and parked at Whitehorse Park. I rode to the skills park and went down Logger before going all the way around North Mountain and returning on SR-530...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/13/22
07 | 12 | '22
Tiger was its usual awesome self today. I rode the Link Bros to the top, then Summit to ET to NW Timber back to the lot. They're logging close to fire road out of ET, I had to step aside for logging trucks. That's not what this post is about. Th...
Submitted by Bryan on 7/12/22
Started early at the Cherry Valley trailhead heading for the Falls and then North to summit Mt Stohr. Since the full suspension is in the shop, this ride was a gravel ride. The bike trail to Cherry Falls is getting overgrown from the wet spring we h...
Submitted by tomvale on 7/10/22