It's that time of year again. The sun shines out at least as much as the rain comes down. The roads are no longer perpetually slick and it isn't dark before 6 PM every day. All of that means, I can safely break out my Pearl Marin Highway One and start biking again.
Yes, I am a fair weather biker. I'm okay with that. Over the winter, I try to keep somewhat slim by snowboarding but it just doesn't work as well as the 15 mile trek from home to work and back two to three times a week. Hills both ways. Good stuff.
On the weekends and some afternoons when I don't bike to work, I like to take trips from home to Woodinville and back. The picture above is a not-to-scale map at the park in Woodinville where I turn around. The map is carved into the cement and shows the set of trails that span from Issaquah all the way to downtown Seattle. During the summer, I like to think about each of my trips preparing me for the ride from Redmond to Seattle. It's not that Redmond to Seattle is a hard ride but thinking about it gives me a goal to work towards.
Maybe one day, I'll psych up for the Seattle to Portland (STP) Ride. For now, I'll just stick to my RTW Ride.