|Lake Washington, I-90 bridge/trail behind my head.|
Total miles: 39
|Check out Mt Rainier!|
A lot of people were dressed for church; it was Easter after all. Since I do not have any family (in the area), other than the boys, I always let their dad take them on the holidays. My ex has a wonderful huge family. They love to get together for the holidays, and I hate to deprive the boys of having that experience. Personally, holidays aren't really my thing. That's what I tell people at least. I am not much of a traditionalist I guess. I like Bike to Work Day! Is that a holiday??
Anyway, after breakfast I headed home, where I was to meet 1.0 so we could on a ride. On my way, I managed to run out of gas, bump into my high school boyfriend, and meet his fiance! What fun! I really mean that! I adore Raja, and I run out of gas all the time. lol
1.0 didn't have his bike with him, so we loaded up my bike in his car (since I abandoned mine at Starbucks) and headed to his place. We started the ride from there. Our first big hill was 35th heading south by Nathan Hale HS. This is when I realized that my front derailleur was not functioning as it should... The cable was loose. Gah! I stopped 1.0 at the top of the hill, but unfortunately my bike does not have one of those nifty little cable adjuster dials. I needed an allen wrench, but I didn't have one. Luckily, we knew there was a little bike shop not far from where we were, so we headed right there. The guy at Counterbalance Bicycles was very cool and made the adjustment free of charge! Neither of had ever been in the shop before. It was small, but neat. It had a lot of cool stuff in there for cycling commuters. They also had some rad cycling hats... I just might need to go back...
|1.0 desired shot. :)|
|Some guy offered to take our picture together. Awe, how cute are we??|
After Gasworks, I wanted to go to Speedy Reedys (a Tri shop nearby), but they were closed for Easter, so instead we rode up Stone Way hill. It really isn't steep at all, it's just long. We had lunch an Indian place in Wallingford, and then screamed back down Stone Way, got back on the Burke, jumped off the Burke around U. Village, and then took 35th back home. It was a very nice ride, and a very nice day!
I actually forgot my Garmin, so I am guessing mileage at about 25 miles.
Hills: Yes. (Not as many as Saturday's ride, but considering this was supposed to be a run day...I think it was good enough.)