Post ride bliss

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.

Nothing I'd rather be doing

Nothing I'd rather be doing

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.

Senna is a drunk cyclist

Senna is a drunk cyclist

Silas is a Seattle drunk cyclist

Silas is a Seattle drunk cyclist

Portland +1 for this damn good ale

Portland +1 for this damn good ale

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About littlejar

5 - Learned to ride in paved alley behind liquor store in Lowell. 16 - Road bike riding alone while peers do soccer practice. 18 - First new road bike bought with winnings from Project Graduation. 20 - Burlington VT. Nuff said. 22 - Joined the Air Force. 23 - Joined team Fair Wheel in Tucson - rode the Shootout. 24 - Rode El Tour in under five. 26 - Toured to Quebec City 28 - Toured Oklahoma to Vermont 30 - Found my dream bike - a 1989 58cm LaBan (#22) 32 - Experienced Minneapolis and saw BIKE CULTURE. 34 - Building my first bicycle frame, with a self made jig. USA

4 thoughts on “Post ride bliss

  1. The Lake Washington loop is 57 miles around from my house, love that ride. I hate that section of the I-90 trail across the wetlands at Mercer Slough because of the fucking concrete seams.