About

100 km is my outdoor activities blog.  I (Jason Gilman) started it in the Fall of 2007 as a way to document my personal cycling renaissance and connect with other bike enthusiasts here in Spokane and elsewhere.

I started riding my bike regularly again in May 2007 after giving my bike roughly a 7 year break. I don't have a good explanation for why I quit riding for so long (other than a subconscious dread of having to ride back up Spokane's South Hill), but I finally came to my senses that spring because of two reasons. I was tired of being out of shape and I was tired of paying $3 or more for a gallon of gas. Commuting on my bike made for a good way to get in some efficient exercise time, it let me reduce my monthly gas bill and it got me outdoors doing something I really enjoyed.

Around the time I was starting to ride my bike to work I also discovered John Speare's Cycling Spokane blog, Northwest distance cycling legend, Kent Peterson and found my way to a bunch of other cycling blogs that got me more excited about bikes than ever before.

In June of 2010 I bought a new pair of running shoes and resumed consistent running after a nearly 20 year hiatus. Since then I've run six marathons, a couple half marathons, six Bloomsdays, and a variety of other races while continuing to sporadically bike commute. Now (June 2016) I'm trying to get back to bike commuting and blogging a little more.