Una normale domenica di un biker Americano

Il racconto di una normale Domenica di 2 Biker Americani

Ho contattato Jill tempo fa perchè volevo mi raccontasse una normale giornata in Mountain bike in un posto lontano.

Ed eccolo come promesso, non manca nulla di quello che mi aspettavo…il PickUp, la casetta americana e i boschi… e incredibile ma vero anche nello stato di Washington, non lontano da Vancouver, i biker terminano la loro raidata con una birra fresca come il Grizzly e la Lince a Livigno !!!!

Contact Jill and Shawn for some Mtb ride at  jillandshawnbham at gmail dot com

Hi Italian Biker, Hi Turbolince’s Friend, we are Jill and Shawn, and we live in Washington, USA, in this yellow house:  

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Bellingham is a small city of around 70,000 people. Bellingham has its own University (Western Washington University) and is 146 km North of Seattle Washington, and 82 km South of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Sometimes we ride on our own, and sometimes we take a friend or two.
This day we took our friend Andy along. We also ran into a few friends up on the trails. We drove our truck with the bikes in the back to a parking area on Galbraith Lane, about 6km from our house.

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We unloaded our bikes and prepared for our ride at the Galbraith Lane parking lot.

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monutain bike Bellingham friend

 

We started the ride up the Pipeline Road, a steady uphill climb 3 or 4 km.
We took a short break at the top of the Pipeline road, checked maps, phones and the local art sculptures. 🙂

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Our first single-track trail was Cedar Dust, a wooded level trail (about 1km) with bridges, twists, lots of tree roots, and a few stunts.

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We climbed up a logging road for another 2 km in search of SST, our next planned single-track adventure. SST is a local favorite, a fast downhill trail with LOTS of stunts, trees, wet roots and rocks. The big drops all have work-arounds for tamer riders.

At speed the stunts flow together, making a fun but challenging ride.

monutain bike Bellingham gps

 

A short ride from the bottom of SST leads to "The Ridge" trail, with beautiful views of Bellingham Bay, the City of Bellingham, and Canada to the North. The trail is a gently descending single-track, with some tricky spots containing roots, rocks, and ruts.

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Our final trail was Miranda, which switchbacks steeply through thick forest, down from The Ridge. The Miranda trail starts with a brutally tight switchback at the top and then passes several drop offs down to the bottom and the end of our ride.

Looking back up The Ridge. A friend of ours once fell off the cliff to the right! (he’s ok now)

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monutain bike Bellingham

 

A nice cold beer, what better way to end a nice day of riding in the Pacific Northwest!

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Contact Jill and Shawn for some Mtb ride at  jillandshawnbham at gmail dot com

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