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Laurel FanPretty much

A few empty spaces for things that come up, but I have stuff for about half the weekends so far.

June 7/8: -Baker- Squamish
June 14-15: Baker
June 21-22: ?
June 27-30: Rainier, Kautz

July 4-6: Squamish
July 12-13: STP
July 17-20: Enchantments
July 26-27: ?

Aug 1-4: ?
Aug 8-10: Rainier, Emmons
Aug 15-16: RSVP (if I can get a ticket)
Aug 23-24: ?

Sep 5-7: Leavenworth
Rest of September: WAC intermediate class
Late Sep – Early Oct: sister’s wedding in NYC, East coast road trip? 6 years ago


Laurel Fanthings to climb


Laurel FanMay is figured out

May 2/3/4: Vantage
May 9/10: WAC class field trips
May 11: Mother’s day weekend trip to Mt St Helens
May 16/17: WAC class field trips
May 18: crazy bike ride with Joe
May 23 – June 1: friend’s wedding in Hawaii 6 years ago


Jim CarsonAs solid as it's gonna get.

(Note to self: next time, completely ignore relatives highly-tentative plans to visit if it means I’ll lose out on a good opportunity during a holiday weekend.)

June: 23: Tour de Blast
July: 26: Tahuya Hills 200k brevet
27-31: parents in town
August 1-3: Camping – Deception Pass SP\
8: Friend’s wedding way up north, eh.
9-14: SIGGRAPH in LA (budgets permitting)
16: RUSA 10th Anniversary 200k brevet
-23-24: RAPSODY (possibly) -
30 – Camping – Moran SP

September 6 – 13: Cycle Oregon
21-28: Maybe vacation in Utah canyonlands? (At this rate, I’m going by myself…) 6 years ago


Laurel FanEnchantments permit!

I got my enchantments permit, and it’s for July, which looks like pretty prime time. Now I need to find 3 climbing partners… 6 years ago


joie de vivreOK, so

July 5 Emma’s bat mitzvah
July 7 Emma goes to camp
July 12 we go to Tour BC
July 13 Emma comes back from camp; Rose and Emma are monitored by my parents
July 15 Rose and Emma go to camp
July 20 We return from Tour BC
July 26 Girls return from camp
August 14 Our 20th wedding anniversary (!)
August 23 If I don’t go to Denver (see below), then I ride RAPSody
August 24 Emma might go to Interfaith Camp
August 25 I go to the Democratic National Convention as an Obama delegate 6 years ago


Laurel FanEnchantments, STP, Greenland??

I sent in my enchantments permit application, for “any weekend”, so I’ll have to see when (or if) I get it for (I should know in about a month).

I might do STP (I excluded that weekend from my enchantments permit application). It would be fun to go on a long bike ride without worrying about doing my own route/lodging etc. But I don’t particularly like flats or pacelines…

I went to a talk about studying whales in Greenland at UW last night. I looked at some travel agent and tour sites, and apparently Greenland Air is flying direct from Baltimore. It’s only a 5 hour flight, so it’s actually closer than any other place in Europe (even though Greenland is officially part of Denmark, the West coast, where most of the cities are, is closer to Canada). It would be fun to be there for the summer solstice… 6 years ago


Jim CarsonCycle Oregon

An interesting third option for a cycling trip came up this week: Cycle Oregon on the second week of September. I’ve signed up for the trip

6 years ago


Jim CarsonNo RAW

Camping @ Waterton-Glacier National Parks: July
Camping @ Moran State Park: August
Camping @ Deception Pass: September

With Ride Around Washington (RAW) selling out on January 3rd, the options for doing a week-long ride are now wide-open. A couple of ideas I’ve been kicking around:

  • Take the Amtrak Cascades (because it allows unboxed bikes) to Eugene, bike along the coast to San Francisco. I think I could motel along the coast, eliminating the need to haul a bunch of stuff on my bike.
  • Fly to someplace in the southwest US, bike to a major airport. (Examples would include: Durango to Boulder, Farmington to Salt Lake City.) This would require more a BOB trailer . 6 years ago

Laurel Fanwinter/spring first

It might as well be “summer” now…

Central OR, New Year’s weekendMt Tahoma hut trip, Jan 12-13NYC, Feb 1-4
Hog Loppet, Feb 23
Chilly Hilly, Feb 24
Red Rocks, March 21-23
Brother’s graduation in NC in May
A friend’s wedding in Hawaii in May 6 years ago


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