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Mike J

Marysville, Washington
My name is Mike and I love Cycling. I'm currently training to ride the RAMROD in 2010.  160 miles and 10,000 feet of climbing in one day. 
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My Favorite Mistake by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Have you ever done something by mistake then thought to yourself “that was so cool there’s no way I’m  going to admit that was a mistake”?  Through history some awesome thin ... Read on »
My Favorite Mistake by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Have you ever done something by mistake then thought to yourself “that was so cool there’s no way I’m  going to admit that was a mistake”?  Through history some awesome thi ... Read on »
Three Bears Ride by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Went for a ride this morning.  I obviously don't have the cold weather riding down yet this year.  I was too cold, too warm, and just right, repeat.... Even though I coul ... Read on »
Three Bears Ride by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Went for a ride this morning.  I obviously don't have the cold weather riding down yet this year.  I was too cold, too warm, and just right, repeat.... Even though I c ... Read on »
Autumn Riding by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Last week I went for a ride with Jenny and my oldest son. Rides in the fall rock because these is nothing to train for and the leafs crunching under your tires are a great ... Read on »
2011 Seattle to Portland (STP) Ride Report by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking In keeping with tradition below is my ride report for the 2011 version of the Seattle to Portland bike ride. This year I made the 204 mile journey in one day again but I r ... Read on »
The New Cycling Business Casual? by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Yesterday I went to REI for the STP packet pickup. I actually really look forward to standing in line to pick up bib numbers as it gets me excited for the BIG ride of the ... Read on »
The Art of Preparation by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking There’s nothing like going for a bike ride but in my mind a close second is planning for a ride with a route that I’ve never been on before and staging all of my gear in ... Read on »
What you missed this morning by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking This morning I rolled out at 5:30am for a training ride to some light rain which persisted throughout the ride.  Not perfect conditions but it was a good ride anyway. ... Read on »
Is That the Sun? by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I love living in the Seattle area. There are trees everywhere you look, awesome places to ride right outside your door, and in most people's opinion there's no such thin ... Read on »
Mauled by a Grizzly by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking They say if you’re out in the wilderness with a group of people and a grizzly bear suddenly charges at you showing its huge claws and nasty teeth you don’t have to be t ... Read on »
Confessions of a Cookie-aholic by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Hello, my name is Mike and I’m a cookie-aholic. (This is where you say Hi Mike, it’s OK to say it out loud, I’ll wait) Let me tell you a little about my story. It al ... Read on »
MTB Bikes and Wicker Baskets by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I love the process of buying a bike. I call it a process because you can’t just pop on over to your local bike shop and pick yourself up a bike on a whim like you would ... Read on »
The Pains of Anticipation by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Think of waterfalls Think of waterfalls Think of waterfalls Think of waterfalls That is how the song goes that my kids sing to each other over and over again. ... Read on »
2010 STP Ride Report by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Rather than bore everyone with a lot of flowery words, excessive adjectives and the overuse of the word pain, I’m going to follow the tradition that I started last year ... Read on »
2010 STP Predictions and Game Plan by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Everything is packed, I'm super hydrated and my STP bib number has been placed on my jersey of choice. My predictions for tomorrow: Ride Suffer Eat Drink Ride ... Read on »
Dress Rehearsals by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Wikipedia states that a dress rehearsal is used by professional performers to ensure that all the details of a performance are adequately prepared for and coordinated. L ... Read on »
Training for Misery by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking In the month of June the weather man in Seattle has predicted rain 10 out of the first 13 days and he’s been right. Honestly, I don’t always like what the weather man pred ... Read on »
The Monday Cafe by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Today I have the privilege of hosting The Blog Café . If you’re not familiar with The Blog Café basically it’s a virtual get together at a favorite cafe of the host’s ch ... Read on »
Traveling By Bike vs. Flying by Mike J Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I traveled to Washington DC last week on business and Jenny was able to come along. While we were there we talked a lot about taking some long distance bike trips in the f ... Read on »