Okay, so it’s already the middle of August and I’ve done basically zero cycling this summer. I’d meant to ride more, but, you know, first it was cold, then I went to Japan, then I had to get a bike tune-up and buy a house. But all of that is done now (or at least in process), so I finally got out today for a good, long-distance ride.
I started from my place in Belltown to Ballard, where I picked up the Burke-Gilman Trail and rode it to the end. From there I hopped on the Samammish River Trail and rode that to the end. By then I was in the deep dark heart of SUBURBIA and on track to hit seventy miles by the time I got back home. So I headed back home and spent the rest of the day telling my legs to stop freaking out. After all, if I’m going to get in shape for the 92-mile “Ride Around the Sound” in mid-September, then they’re going to have to get used to this.
The weather was perfect, the scenery gorgeous, and the seals totally adorable.