Biking Bis

Bicycle touring and more...
  1. Paving gets underway on East Lake Sammamish Trail; bicycling still 6 months away

    Even though it seems like monsoon season in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had enough dry days for workers to finish some paving on the “north Sammamish segment” of the East Lake Sammamish Trail earlier this week.

    King County Parks posted this photo of fresh asphalt on Facebook on Wednesday, but don’t plan to roll down there on your bicycle anytime soon …

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  2. Instructions on mountain bike rear shock-absorbers spark recall

    Incorrectly worded instructions has prompted Fletcher, N.C.-based Cane Creek Cycling Components to recall 5,000 of its DBINLINE rear bicycle shock absorbers.

    The shock absorbers are marked with graphics that mislabel the adjustments for “high speed rebound” damping — the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols are switched. Following the instructions could cause the bike to respond …

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  3. Traffic-related bicycling deaths on the rise in many states

    A report by a national highway safety association is shining a spotlight on the increase in bicyclist deaths in traffic.

    Newspapers and other media outlets are reporting that bicycle traffic deaths have been on the rise since hitting a 10-year-low in 2009, a fact that many bicycle advocates already have been tracking. Reports from California and …

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  4. Gaining access to orphaned section of Foothills Trail in Pierce County

    It could be called “The Bike Trail to Nowhere.”

    A 1.3-mile section of Pierce County’s scenic Foothills National Recreation Trail is paved, bridged and waiting for cyclists, hikers and horse riders. There’s just one hitch — there’s no good way to get to it.

    Access from the trail in South Prairie in the west is blocked by private …

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  5. Biking out Preston-Snoqualmie Trail for some late season color

    With a break in the rain, I rode my bike out the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail on Friday to enjoy the fall colors.

    Unfortunately, I discovered that my timing was a little off. Many of the trees were already bare and their moss-covered limbs exposed for all to see.

    Although the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail is paved, the wet leaves …

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