Yo Nepa, I'm attending nursing school starting this August and will be busy with that for the next two years but after that it looks like I might be moving up to your neck of the woods. It's still too early to tell but my kids Mom and her husband are looking into options and my lady wants to go so the pressure is on I guess. My gf is from Washington and all of her family is there. My daughters Moms husband is looking at a job out of Wenatchee so somewhere around there would be what we are looking at.
I sure would like to have some better lift served skiing options than what we have here.
Been disconnected for several months. The internet was (and perhaps still is) driving me crazy...
PM me if you're in the PNW. I've got lots to show you if you're interested.
My old lady just got me a new toy.... opened up a lot of good terrain in my backyard
my buddy has been pressuring to buy a gravel grinder..how do she like?
I sold my ultra-lite skinny rig (23mm of rubber on aero wheels) and replaced it with this.
I can't say enough good things about it... It's a pretty simple build, not too much to maintain, or configure. It's super-stiff so it climbs efficiently, and with the Laufe fork, descents are smooth, and predictable. There's clearance for both 650b and 700c wheels, so I put skinny slicks on it if I am going to ride primarily on pavement.
I crashed pretty bad back in May on my MTB (tomahawk faceplant that resulted in a broken nose, some painful dental work, and a severe concussion). It's made me re-evaluate my approach to riding single-track. This bike get's me out there without as much risk of bodily injury.
I bought a gravel bike for rehab after my hip replacement to get me back on the mtb. I really enjoy it and split my time 50/50.
Sunday we did a 40 mi /4 brewery tour with about 5 mi of road connectors right out of my front door