Today was absolutely beautiful. I woke up to bright sunshine and a brilliant clear blue sky which was deceiving because the temperature on my thermometer read 37 degrees. I got my bike ready and then I dressed into my riding clothes and off I went on a bike ride. I drove to the Foothills Trailhead in Sumner and started my ride. I headed towards Orting and continued on to South Prairie and then to Wilkeson. After reaching the town of Wilkeson I headed back. I stopped at the Orting Bakery on my return trip for a coffee and one of their fine toffee crunch cookies. Refreshed I got back on my bike and finished off the last 8 miles of the ride. Although it was sunny, with a warm sun beating down on me, the air that was blowing into me (yes a headwind) was "arctic" cold. I'm happy that I rode today because the weather is taking a drastic turn beginning tomorrow. They are calling for snow, AGAIN! Yes, rain mixed with snow. Hopefully it will not be as bad as they are reporting especially for Sunday as I have a ride to lead. Here are a few pictures that I took on today's ride . . .
Bridge that will be part of the Foothills Trail. Connecting South Prairie to Wilkeson.
A neat old barn on AP Tubbs Road.
Coffee and cookie break at the Orting Bakery on the way back.