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Rule #9: Bad Weather Cycling

The Velominati’s Rules are a mixed bag; most of them are either very silly, really only applicable to serious carbon-fibre roadie types, or both.

Some of them, however, really are universally applicable. Being a year-around bike commuter I’m especially fond of Rule #9, If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

We’ve had an unusually snowy winter here in Victoria. I usually put the bike away during snow and let transit do the driving, but during our first snowfall before Christmas I was moved to try out snow-riding to get to work. It worked out OK, although my usual 15 minute commute took just over an hour in the snow!

Accordingly, a poster celebrating Rule #9!

Rule #9 of the Velominati. See text for PDF link!

PDF version here to download and print, if you’re so inclined. (4 MB)

Decorate your bike parking area at work, perhaps!

Portland the Long Way – Photos!

Haven’t updated since getting back from the trip; short version is that four days into the adventure, just outside Cle Elum, Washington, my brother broke his bike frame right at the rear axle mount and we aborted the trip, taking the Greyhound bus back to Seattle for a couple of days there before coming home via Vancouver a week early.

It was still a great bike tour while it lasted, and the Iron Horse State Park/John Wayne Pioneer Trail section up and over Snoqualmie Pass through the Cascades is an amazing trail, well worth the effort it takes to get a fully loaded touring bike up and over the gravel trail!

The full set of photos so far can be found over on my Flickr account in the Long Way To Portland album.

Here’s a few selections!

Bike Parking, MV Chelan

Camp Panorama, Tolt-McDonald Campground

Alice Creek Campsite Pano

Snoqualmie Tunnel, West End

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