8/30/16

Wildly Successful!


Look for a write-up in the coming weeks, but for now hopefully these notes will suffice. If not, click on the photo above to take you to a lot of pictures. Five riders rolled out at five in the morning this past Sunday. We hit Samish Bay at sunrise and headed east. After the Cascade Trail and Baker Lake Road we found ourselves at the Swift Creek trailhead. A long, wet hike brought us just below Artist Point at dusk. We lost a rider here due to extreme ITB pain. Four continued on with a fast and dark descent. A few hours later we faced another casualty, this time due to a faulty rear hub. Three riders rolled into Bellingham 21 hours after their departure. 135 miles of riding and 10.5 miles of hiking later R.A.M.B.O.D. is a success. Until proven otherwise (although I'm sure we're wrong) we're claiming the first human-powered circumnavigation of Mt. Baker in a day. Thanks to the riders and the support crew.