Group Rides

Join us for evening indoor training rides on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm at the Recycle Bicycle Shop in downtown Ellensburg.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Road update

Unfortunately I have little to report as far as the chip seal program in Kittitas County this summer. I emailed the Public Works department and have received no response. The list of roads to be sealed will be posted here as soon as I can get my hands on it.

Now I have to get serious

Or, maybe just plan on having more fun. Ever since participating in the 24 hour mountain bike race in Spokane I have been on the hunt for a decent mountain bike. I even sold the first road bike I purchased brand new, the 1997 Bianchi Trofeo.

Well, tonight the dream came true. Not only with the mountain bike purchase but also the fact that it's a Klein. For those who don't know much about Klein bicycles they were originally manufactured in Chehalis, WA. They pioneered the oversized aluminum frame tubing. They were purchased by Trek in the mid to late 1990's. Trek shut the line down a few years ago. Pre-Trek Kleins have quite a following.

I've always wanted a Klein and thought it would be a road bike. Oh well, this thing is awesome - and that's just from riding it around in a parking lot.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

This valley is beautiful

Went for a ride yesterday (on my 1987 Trek "tank") in the Naneum State Forest and was reminded how beautiful this valley is and how lucky we are to have such a vast network of roads - both paved and gravel - to ride on.

Summer road projects

We're almost to summer (if the rain would go away) and that means road projects by Kittitas County, including their chip seal program. I checked the county's public works site this morning and there is nothing posted about a chip seal program yet. I am contacting the department to find out when information will be available.

There is some bridge work being done around the county. Check out the specifics on the Public Works Department website.