Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lots of Riding

I have been riding a lot this winter and spring.  I have been leading rides, helping out on training rides, and riding in a couple of my favorite events.  And then there are the rides I do alone or with friends, both being the best kind of rides!  I hope to keep up with my riding throughout the summer months and into the fall.  Here are a few pictures taken on my rides between January and May . . .

January 19th Marizel and I rode from Renton around Mercer to Leschi
January 25th CHEW #4 training ride around Federal Way and Dash Point
February 16th ride on the Foothills Trail
March 7th Marizel and I rode from Renton to Seattle, Freemont and U District
March 7th Seattle waterfront
April 2nd Enumclaw farmland
April 20th Renton to Magnuson
May 3rd Phil's May Day Metric
May 9th COOS #6 training ride.  Chambers Bay Golf Course.
May 23rd COOS #8 Sumner to Yelm and back
May 30th Flying Wheels Summer Century
Finished the 100 mile route of Flying Wheels Summer Century

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Fall Rides are BEAUTIFUL!

Fall is here and we have been lucky to have some beautiful days for riding . . . 

2014 Kitsap Color Classic, September 21st, Hanesville 

KCC Port Gamble

KCC Poulsbo

CBC ride from Renton to Madison Park, October 5th

October 7th ride I did after work

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Last Days of Summer

August has been a great cycling month for me!  There were my morning coffee rides which were awesome because of the beautiful summer mornings and sunshine and of course the reward of coffee at the half way point.  Then there were my long weekend rides, all along scenic views like the Sumner to Alki ride where I had lunch with a spectacular view which looked out across the sound to the Seattle sky line.  Then there were the Sumner to Gig Harbor rides, with a magnificent view from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.  I also participated in the inaugural south end "All Girls Ride".  FUN!  And of course my big big ride the RSVP.  Ride from Seattle to Vancouver BC and Party!  A two day ride which started at 6 AM on Friday, August 15th from the University of Washington's parking lot to Bellingham, WA with a total of 110 miles to my hotel.  And from Bellingham to Vancouver on day two with a total distance of 82 miles.  I'm always sad when my summer break ends and I'm back at work but on the bright side I go back with a great bank of memories of wonderful rides that will get me through the long winter months.  Summer 2014 was a super cycling season!  :-)

 Sumner to Gig Harbor
 Sumner to Kent Station for coffee

 Sumner to Alki for lunch
 Morning ride from Sumner to Kent

 2014 RSVP, Friday, August 15th and Saturday, August 16th

 Sumner to South Prairie for coffee

Inaugural all girls ride from Sumner to Gig Harbor

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Sumner to Gig Harbor

Yesterday, August 2nd, I joined Patty and Rick on their ride from Sumner to Gig Harbor and back.  We met at the Fred Meyer parking lot at 8:00 AM.  There were 23 riders including myself on this beautiful summer morning.  We set off and rode from Sumner through Puyallup into Tacoma.  We passed Stadium High School on our way to the Ruston Way waterfront.  The highlight of the ride was riding over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.  I love riding over this bridge.  The views are always spectacular!  After we crossed the bridge we headed to Olympic Village shopping center where we stopped for our mid ride break.  On our return ride we had to go down South 25th Street hill that runs through Tacoma.  It's very steep with a traffic light at every single corner and of course we caught every light!  We finished off on flat roads back through Puyallup and into Sumner.