Did a lot of bike riding this weekend.
On Saturday I went from our house to the Bainbridge ferry, across the West Seattle bridge and along the Alki trail to the beach. It was a shimmering day in the PNW with a ton of boats and activity on the water. I took my shirt off and for a stretch there it felt like I was back in Southern California cruising along the strand.
On Sunday I opted for a different kind of experience. I went to Port Gamble and rented a mountain bike at the Olympic Outdoor Center with dual shocks in front and back. I put the bike in my car and drove to nearby Stottlemeyer where single tracks intertwine with service roads in a 4,000 acre expanse of trails. I had never ridden a bike like that before nor pushed myself on any technical terrain. Grooving to music, trail map in hand, I was careful to check myself before wrecking myself.
I’ll have to take Steph and the kids when they get back.