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RoadTrip 2012: Day 15

<<< previous day <<< Another beautiful morning in the Methow, waking up with a dirt session on the Sun Mountain Trails. Then to Twisp, for the delights of a bakery, farmers market and (unexpected bonus!) print shop, among other things. … Continue reading

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Even planning to visit and seeing the pictures, so knowing that it’s there, seeing the sign… nothing quite prepares one for the sight of Stonehenge on a bluff above the Columbia River. One of those goofy crazy amazing things. You … Continue reading

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Sun Mountain Trails

According to the guidebook, Sun Mountain Trails would be a good introduction to riding in the Methow, or an option for a mellower complement to the area’s big rides. I’d done Starvation Mountain the day before, and was on my … Continue reading

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RoadTrip 2012: Day 14

Starvation Mountain <<< previous day <<< I’d arrived in the Winthrop area in the afternoon, and had a nice introductory ride at Buck Lake. I planned on spending a second night so I could do more riding. And with a … Continue reading

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Central Washington, high desert I think they call it, and dry yes, out on the hills. But then this is where all those Washington apples come from, and other fruit. Lush green bands incongruously line the edge of the river. … Continue reading

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out and about in Twisp

Twisp Twisp Twisp! It’s just fun to say. Although someone later told me that it’s the local native people’s word for yellow jacket, which did make it somewhat less appealing. Regardless, the town was very sweet, and I was there … Continue reading

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