Author Archives: Bruce Bosman

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)

Centennial Trail

Mukilteo to Centennial Trail 80 miles Last Saturday was a cool but sunny spring day.  It was a great excuse to break the bike out and get some touring in.  There was still snow on the ground in many shaded … Continue reading

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Salem, Oregon

Last week I prepared for my road trip to Salem, Oregon to celebrate the birth of my granddaughter Zulee.  I did a little research on biking in that area and found Salem to be very biker friendly.  Many of the … Continue reading

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Mukilteo – Seattle Island Loop

My Friday off of work started out foggy but the sun soon broke through.  By 8:30 I had my bike rolling southbound towards Seattle.  My plan was to hop a transit bus and start my riding on Seattle’s Bainbridge Island.  This … Continue reading

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Freeland to Mukilteo

My sister Susan picked me up on Saturday as we headed to Whidbey Island to for a little R&R at my brother Larry and his wife Brenda’s house.  I threw my bike on the car rack so I could ride back … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycling, Camano Island, Ferry, Freeland, Langley, Mukilteo, Photography, Washington State, Whidbey Island | 2 Comments

Mukilteo to Seattle

Mukilteo to Seattle 48 miles I was so pleased to see the sun come out today with hardly a cloud in the sky.  This was to be my upper body workout day in the gym but I elected to trade in … Continue reading

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Mukilteo to Edmonds

Mukilteo to Edmonds 30 miles I got up this morning and could hardly see the neighbor scraping ice off of her car through the thick fog.  This was about the same time that my brother Dennis wrote of his near … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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