What a Biker Does in the Off Season

The NW Washington winter weather has been true to form over the last couple of months.  Wet, cold, and more with the wet.  I’m not complaining and still believe that there is no more beautiful place than this area when the sun shines.  I have to admit that for the most part I am a fair weather rider.  I have logged countless miles on the bike trainer in my living room to the point that I will be buying a new rear tire before I hit the mountains.

Mukilteo Lighthouse

Mukilteo Lighthouse

I have planned and plotted many rides around the state.  By mid summer I will have met my goal of ridding every major mountain in the state that has a paved road on it.   I hope to travel to Colorado and ride the infamous Pikes Peak.  For this ride I will need to be in very good shape as it may be one of the toughest rides this continent has to offer.

I spent a little time in the tattoo parlor this winter.  Jason of Good Vibes Tattoo in Mount Vernon, Washington did a great job.  He designed art that commemorated the Cascade Loop ride that kicked off my Mountain Quest last summer.

Mountain Quest Tattoo

Mountain Quest Tattoo

Last week I left the trainer behind and hit the roads again.  I explored the roads near my new home in Mukilteo.  I found that I live in a great area to help me train for mountain rides.  I traveled south to the Snohomish County limits hitting every road between the bay and the Mukilteo Speedway.  After two hours of riding I found it easy to relax at home.

Bring on the good weather as I’m ready for more.

Mukilteo, Washington

Mukilteo Beack

About Bruce Bosman

Join me as I ride my mountain bike up and over the incredible mountains of Washington State. Although this blog may appear to be a testament to my accomplishments, this was not my intent. Compared to the challenges that many face every day mine are insignificant. My hope is that you will appreciate these photos and stories as you join me on my Mountain Quest. I recognize and pray for all of you that face adversity and struggle to overcome mountains in your everyday life. We all have bad experiences, excess baggage, and debris that pile up to create obstacles in our life. Much of my mountain is made up of the accumulative stress and incidents that 29 years of a law enforcement profession and life brings. If allowed to go unchecked these mountains can become impassable and will block out the sun. I challenge myself and you to face our mountains and conquer them. Even if it is one step or one pedal stroke at a time, work to overcome the obstacles that life puts before you. Push through the pain and embrace the challenges. Work to make your life and the lives of others better. Look for the beauty that this world and life has to offer you. . Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)
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4 Responses to What a Biker Does in the Off Season

  1. Jeff Katzer says:

    Beautiful photos my friend.

  2. Jack Jessup says:

    “It was the only worthy thing to photograph in this area.”….I like the brutal honesty :) When I first saw the tattoo, I thought it was a coffee cup…then I read the caption.

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