The smell of leaves combined with sunshine and cool air is a perfect day for a great ride.
Lake Washington loop – recommended but you should have a guide. There are lots of places where there’s nothing to indicate where the next section of bike path is. This part is a gorgeous wetland – too bad it’s directly next to I 90.
I did not know this morning I would do a 50 mile ride but I knew I was going to get some miles rolled out. I’ve often been doing this thing when I ride called not bringing jack shit. I eat before I head out. I don’t buy GU or refill the nipple bottle. If I need water bad enough, I stop somewhere. That’s not recommended in the desert. I was fine with one sip today. Silas rode his track bike and did not feel as burned as I did toward the end. On the Burke-Gilman coming back, it was nice to have some flat terrain. Our post ride recovery drink came straight on the heels of a slug of the strong stuff. It was a winner: Laurelwood organic red ale out of Portland.by