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Two-Wheeled Washington written by Paul Letourneau When the pandemic hit the United States in early 2020, the scourge forced offices to close, fitness facilities to cease operations and public transportation to pause. People were left to their own devices to navigate the pandemic-era of fitness and transportation. Bikes—bikes of all kinds—became the antidote and the hottest commodity of the year.  Sales of bikes and bike gear soared 75 percent year over year from March to June, according to a report from NPD Group, a New York-based data and analytics firm. Within the report, sales of lifestyle and leisure bikes, mountain…

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Coveting Clams (and clam chowder) on Henry Island

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Slurp the season’s best from a revived San Juan farm and new Issaquah eatery written by Corinne Whiting There’s no denying San Juan Island is touched by something special, and visiting Westcott Bay Shellfish Co. merely elevates the experience. On this family-owned aquaculture farm, a hardworking team sells clams, oysters and mussels raised on their tranquil tidelands. Since 1978, shellfish have been farmed here, and the story of its current owners—Andrea and Erik Anderson—is a winding, charmed tale. (Silence of the Clams Clam Chowder Recipe below.) The couple visited the farm to purchase oysters for more than thirty years while…

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