Well, once again, I’m not going to achieve this goal. First it was the Sanyo Band students staying here, then I got a cold, and then it was Snowpocalypse 2008.
Still, I got in a final ride of the year this morning. I thought I’d do a run around the top of Lake Washington – something long and flat. The streets were all clear, but when I got to Marymoor, the Sammamish River trail was a mix of slush, compact snow, and ice. So I turned it around, and did the Gold Coast instead. That’s short and hilly instead. The roads were all clear – just a little slushy at the top of Northup at the gate before Yarrow Point.
My feet were freezing, though, and I stopped in the Sports Authority in downtown Bellevue for a pack of those chemical toe warmers.
It was so great to be out on the bike again. I even got one of those fleeting, “isn’t it great to be out in Nature” moments coming down a hill along Lake Washington. 4 years ago