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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Frozen Phalanges

January and February can be cold. Your fingers and toes know this. A nice pair of gloves or booties for your bike ride makes the difference between an enjoyable bike ride and a frigid excursion. Do your phalanges a favor and keep them warm and dry on your outdoor adventures.

The new Endura spring 2013 line will be coming in March, but almost all of our new spring 2013 Bontrager items are in stock! We've got new jerseys, shorts and gloves so come and check them out!  Plan ahead for the upcoming season like our local high school Olympic Mountain Bike Team (OMBT). Also, be on the look out for the OMBT events starting this spring. Their team has DOUBLED in size from last year and are starting out the season fast and strong! This season is going to be a blast! Go team, GO!!

Do you want to support the high school OMBT? You can make a tax deductible donation to the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance for the Washington Student League. Check out their website to learn more: http://washingtonleague.org/
If you'd like to keep your support more local, feel free to chat with us!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Just Around the Corner

It may be winter still, but spring is just around the corner! Start preparing for the season and gear up to do the Chilly Hilly fundraiser ride on Sunday, February 24th!







The Chilly Hilly is a 33 mile ride around Bainbridge Island with over 2,675 feet of hill climbing. The Chilly Hilly ride is a fundraiser for Cascade Bicycle Club and more than ten other Bainbridge Island charity groups.
It has even been named "One of Four Classic Rides" in the nation by Bicycling Magazine. 
Sounds like a blast! If you need a little reminder that winter is no excuse to stop riding because spring is just around the corner, register for the Chilly Hilly Ride! 
Promised to be hilly, potentially chilly and a great way to kick the cold and bring in the spring season.

Here is a link to the map and below is the elevation of the course to help you prepare for the event.


Chilly Hilly elevation profile

Monday, January 14, 2013

Temporary Larry Scott Trail Closure

WSDOT starts seismic retrofit of old railroad bridge on SR 20 near Port Townsend

The old railroad bridge on State Route 20 just outside Port Townsend city limits is undergoing a seismic retrofit the week of Jan. 14-18.Traffic is controlled by flaggers for materials and equipment to access the site, but only short-term stoppages are anticipated, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The bridge spanned what until 1984 was an operating Milwaukee Road railroad line. That section of right-of-way is now the Larry Scott Trail.
Meanwhile, work continues on the SR 104 Hood Canal Bridge shoulder retrofit project. Concrete infill is being added to the shoulders of the bridge deck, and existing steel plates removed. Traffic is shifted to the bridge's north side to allow a work area on the south side, according to the WSDOT.
Please use CAUTION at these work sites.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Who made a resolution and needs a goal?

We all need training goals some more then others to make fitness part of our everyday routine. The Broken Spoke is proud to announce a new race on the Olympic Peninsula that will give you something to work for. 24 hours of Mass Destruction is a 24 hour relay style mountain bike event being held in Port Gamble WA.


We hope to see you out there.