Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29th

Fish Lake Trail--Full length, 16 miles
Gordon, Jillian, Sean, Amanda

A lovely morning. Did a quick DIY tune-up prior to the ride. Went to the end and back--not bad for being mildly hung over from G&Ts/Betrayal/A-Team.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23rd

Fish Lake Trail
8 Miles

Post-work ride. My first day of my new schedule!! A lovely, evening ride.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer Parkways #2

Gordon, Jillian, Sean, Amanda
8 Miles
SoLo to Corbin Park via Howard Street. Multiple circles around Corbin Park so Gordon could get more and more free Ginger Beer from the Huckleberries booth. We even rode the "Crazy Path"!

Lunch at Madeline's. I totally kicked ass heading back up the South Hill. A great ride!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday, August 14th

Amanda and Jillian
Fish Lake Trail
9 miles

Training for the Spokane Triathlon. Sunny morning, lovely ride.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fish Lake!!

Sunday, August 1st
Fish Lake Trial/Cheney Spokane Road to FISH LAKE
24 miles
Jillian, Gordon, Caitlin, Sean

We finally did it! We road all the way out to the lake, went for a swim, then rode back. It was a long ride, but a lovely one. There is one big hill on Cheney/Spokane Road before the lake, but we all conquered it okay. The ride back up the South Hill was the real killer, as by that time, my legs were jelly. Still, tons of fun!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Havillah to Tonasket!

Saturday, July 24th
Jaima, Jillian, and Caitlin
15 miles

Our first time riding all the way "down the hill." Lovely sunny day, lots of fun! We saw a deer and a snake : ).

Summer Parkways!

July 11th
Howard Street, Riverfront to Corbin Park

Amanda, Jilian, Gordon
8 miles?
Amanda and Jillian volunteered with Summer Parkways, so we rode the course, then hung out all morning monitoring traffic on the course. Super sunny, super fun. Loves watching the jazzercisers. Looking forward to the next Summer Parkways event in August!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29th

Jillian and Gordon
Fish Lake Trail
8 Miles

Jillian tried out Gordon's saddle; didn't like it. A nice ride, pre-FPPC. Summery!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saturday, June 26th


Gordon and Jillian
We rode downtown so Gordon could experience his first Hoopfest. He was suitably impressed. It was hard to move our bikes through the crowds, though. After watching some of his work buddies play, we split up. Captain Awesome headed off to work and I rode home--made it up the hill without having to shift into my easiest gear! : )

Friday, June 26th

Fish Lake Trail
Post-Work ride, Sunny day, 11 miles

Creepers and freaks were away this time, I had a lovely ride!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 23rd, 2010

Fish Lake Trail
8 Miles

Post-work ride. Very muggy and buggy. Also lots of weird people about. But, a good ride nonetheless. : )

Sunday, June 20th

Fish Lake Trail, Nine miles
Post-rain ride. Headed on down after sending the REC off on their 'Fruitland-or-Bust' Extraveganza. Lovely!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Uh-oh, I'm getting behind...

...I suppose that is bound to happen now that we ride pretty much constantly : ).

1. Tuesday, June 8th
Gordon and Jill
Home to CornerBooth Media and back

2. Saturday, June 12th
Gordon and Jillian
Home to downtown and the Farmer's Market
(Bought some fabulous fresh produce)

3. Sunday, June 13th
Gordon, Jill, Amanda, and Sean
Full length of the Fish Lake Trail

4. Monday, June 14th
Gordon, John Henry, Sean
SoLo to 37th via High Drive

5. Monday, June 14th
Gordon and Jill
Home to Herbal Essence Grill and back
Green Drinks Board Meeting

6. Saturday, June 17th
Gordon, Jill, John Henry
South Hill: West 9th to Rockwood Bakery and back
Gordon and John on the new community tandem. : )

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Saturday, June 5th

1. Gordon and Jillian. Townie ride down to ArtFest and back. Sunshine, finally!

2. Amanda and Jillian. 9 miles on the Fish Lake Trail. A lovely afternoon ride!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday, May 27th


Leah, John, Will, Drew, Gordon, Jillian, Ryan, and many many many others : )

That's right! We attended our first FBC Ride last week, in celebration of Leah's 25th birthday. We met up with the other Lifetime Members for Life at the Swamp around 8:40pm. After quickly downing a pitcher of beer, we we off! A group of over 100 hopped on thier bikes and rode through downtown. We paused at the fountain in Riverfront Park for a few laps, then headed out East on the Centennial Trail to Riverpoint. From there, we crossed a bridge and weaved our way through Gonzaga's campus and the surrounding residential area, stopping traffic as we went. Finally we arrived at Lintz's (a bar I'd never even heard of) for some more drinking and celebrating. After a round, Gordon and I headed home, only getting mildly lost. : )

On the ride home (in the rain, around midnight), I couldn't help thinking "I love Spokane, I love Spokane, I love Spokane..."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunday, May 23rd and Monday, May 24th

Gordon and Jillian

On Sunday we rode up to Cannon Hill Park, then on the the grocery store. Later that day we rode up to 17th again to go to the Morris' for a BBQ.

On Monday after work, we rode across the Monroe Street Bridge and up Monroe to REI. Stopped at the liquor store on the way home.

Here's to getting used to hills!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20th

Gordon and Jillie
7 AM!
Fish Lake Trail
6 Miles

Jillie rousted Gordon out of bed for this ride--he was reluctant, but we had a great time. A lovely, sunny, windy, post-storm morning.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Bike to Work Week!

May 17th: Pancake Breakie in the park to celebrate the start of Bike to Work Week 2010. Jill and Gord biked down around 6:50am to enjoy pancakes, OJ, coffee, free water bottles, and talk about (what else?) whitewater.

Later Gordon biked down for still more pancakes with John Henry. Found the glove he lost on the first run! : )

Saturday, May 15th

Fish Lake Trail
9 miles
Sean, Amanda, Gordon, Jillian

8:30 am and HOT. A fabulous ride! I think summer is here.

Wednesday, May 12th

Fish Lake Trail
Amanda, Jillian, Sean
7ish Miles

A lovely early summer evening. You can smell the summer in the air. A nice post-work ride.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11th

Gordon, Amanda, Jillian

We rode down and back--my first time riding around downtown on the streets. Thought it would be scary (and it was a little), but is was totally cool. Managed to injure myself on the way up the hill, caught my heel on the pedal and bled the whole way home. Not too bad, though. : )

Monday, May 3, 2010

Saturday, May 1st

Bloomsday Weekend!!

Fish Lake Trail
Jaima, Sarah, Jillian, Caitlin, Sean, Amanda, Gordon

20 Miles
Slightly raining at first, but it cleared up on the way out. We saw cute marmots!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday, April 23rd

Fish Lake Trail
Gordon and Jillian
4 Miles (pathetic, I know, but we forgot to bring water or jackets and it was *cold*!)

Gorgeous sunny day, but with a chilly wind. A nice way to start a weekend. We finished the evening with a trip to Aunties for mystery novels!

Wednesday, April 21st

Fish Lake Trail
Amanda and Jillian
8 Miles

A lovely ride; rainy day, but our ride was dry (I have yet to encounter much rain on any ride, though I never plan around the weather).

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday, April 18th

Fish Lake Trail
20 miles
Caitlin and Jillian

A hard, fast, long a.m. ride--fabulous! Cait and I debriefed the week over this 20 miler, getting all the stress out of our system. Afterwards, we met for a car wash and "bad mitten!"

Great Day!

Thursday, April 15th

Fish Lake Trail
9 Miles
Sean, Amanda, Jillian

A nice,sunny, post-work ride.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, April 12th

Fish Lake Trail
8.5 miles

A nice post-work ride on a cloudy day.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11th

Jaima, Sarah, Jillian, Gordon, Amanda, Sean
Fish Lake Trail
11 Miles

A lovely day on the FLT! Afterwards, we all went for a late lunch at Pacific Avenue Pizza.

Saturday, April 10th

Jaima, Sarah, Jillian
Fish Lake Trail
9 Miles

Jaima and Sarah's first time on the FLT. They loved it!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29th

Fish Lake Trail
Jillian, Gordon, Caitlin, Drew, Aaron

10+ miles. Thought it would be rainy, but was actually lovely. Went out for dinner at Fiesta Mexicana afterwards. : )

Saturday, March 27th

Centennial Trail, TJ Meenach Bridge to the Cemetery

Jillian and Gordon
4 miles-ish

Over Gordon's lunch break. Quite steep, but fun. A lovely day. We picnicked at the cemetery. Jillian biked in a tank top--in March!

Friday, March 26th

Cait and Jillian
8 Miles
Fish Lake Trail

A post-work ride, lovely rainbows over Latah Creek! A few minor mishaps: Jill's chain came off twice, Cait's handlebars slipped, and Jill fell off her bike and scraped a knee. Nevertheless! A great ride. : )

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25th

Fish Lake Trail
Jillian and Nate Z.
10 miles

A post-work ride, just before Nate leaves on multiple adventures! Nate announced upcoming BABY ON THE WAY! A fun ride!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday, March 22nd

Fish Lake Trail
8 miles

Another post-work ride. I can't get enough of these. I only went eight miles because it was starting to get dark. Can't wait until I can do the full 20 miles in daylight after work! : )

Sunday, March 21st

Gordon, Jillian, Caitlin, Amanda, Sean

Fish Lake Trail
20 MILES!!

Amanda's first ride on her classy new bike! Gord, Jill, and Cait went the distance, completing the full 20 miler just before the rain fell.

Saturday, March 20th

Gordy and Jilly

Fish Lake Trail
9 Miles

A nice, sunny morning ride. Wanted to go further, but Jillian's cold was causing problems.

Friday, March 19th

Caitlin, Jillian, Kent

Fish Lake Trail
7 Miles

A fabulous post-work ride. Very chilly! : )

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15th


5 miles on the Fish Lake Trail. A nice post-work ride--taking full advantage of the extra hour of sunlight. Thank you, Daylight Savings Time! : )

March 14th

20 miles!

Gordon, Jillian, Sean, John Henry, Leah

Fish Lake Trail

John and Leah had to turn around part way, but the rest of us went all they way to the end of the trail--we were only a few miles from Fish Lake! It was beautiful, sunny, beautiful, and beautiful!

I love this trail!

Saturday, March 13

Jaima got a new bike!! Isn't it lovely? : )

Jaima, Sarah, Jillian, and Gordon went for a ride, Northern Lights Brewing to Minnehaha. Gord got a flat and went back for beer. A lovely 8 mile ride!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7th

Jillian, Gordon, Caitlin, John, Leah, and Sean

Fish Lake Trail
13 miles

Sunny, summery day. Uphill both ways. LOVE this ride! See photos:

March 6th, 2010

Caitlin and Jillian
8 miles
Centennial Trail from Northern Lights Brewing to Minnehaha.
Gorgeous sunny day, lots of people out. A great ride!

March 6th, 2010

Gordon and Jillian
4 or 5 miles
Centennial trail from TJ Meenach south.

Foggy and chilly but lovely. We couldn't see the river!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

February 28, 2010

Jillian, Gordon, Leah, John, Caitlin

8 miles

Just a casual ride down to Minnehaha and back. Tons of fun with Jilly's new bike!


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Feb. 21 2010

Leah, John, Sean, Micheal and Gordon

10? miles

Down to Riverfront and onto the centennial, out towards Minnehaha and to the Satellite for breaky.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


6? miles

Drew and Gordon

We rode down through vinegar flats and crossed the pullman highway to meet up with goverment way. Followed that to Riverside and then crossed the pedestrian bridge in peoples park. Followed that up to boone and went to REI. I purchased new bike shoes to go with my new pedals :-)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sunday Jan 31

Drew, John, Leah, K8, Sean, and I.

21 miles

A good time, we went to Vinegar flats and up through Browns, came back up to the Centennial and then out past Minnehaha where Sean hit a post. He broke his helmet and bent his brakes but will be fine.

Sunday Jan 24

25 miles with John, Drew, Sean, and Leah.

A great start! We went down through Peaceful Valley across the pedestrian bridge in peoples park, over to Audrey L White, and to 7 mile and back.


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