Monday, February 20, 2012

Riding and Geocaching the Chehalis Western

Ed and I filled in the missing seven mile portion of our Chehalis Western Rail/Trail ride.  Previously we had ridden the northern section and the southern section.  (Above is the whole trail.)

An overcast day that deteriorated into rain for our return to our starting point.

Ed found another one.  Three Geocaches found this trip.

I must remember, it is the rain that keeps Washington green.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Great day for a bike ride!

A sunny Friday, February 2nd (in Seattle).  How weird is that!!

Cousin Chris and I take advantage of this fine day for a bike ride.  South from Shoreline on the Interurban to Fremont.
This is a bike theme fence enclosing a community garden.

And a very nice park celebrating the history of the Interurban.

In Fremont we switched to the Burke Gilman trail alongside Lake Union.

We are not the only ones taking advantage of this unique day.

Chris stops for a photo opp by Gas Works Park.

We stop for fish and chips at Ivar's Acres of Clams Lake Union before selecting our route north to Kenmore.  There are a lot of bike friendly routes in the Seattle area.

A beautiful ride alongside the University of Washington.  The temperature up into the low 50's!

There are two levels of trail in this area.  Probably because there once was a railroad spur or siding.

Some of the buildings along the Burke Gilman have gotten into a bicycling theme.  This one is next to the refurbished section of the Burke Gilman.  There are about five miles of trail that is currently closed and being refurbished.  We were re-routed onto surface streets by following "BG Detour" signs.

After 20 miles of riding we arrived at the bus stop near Lake Forest Park, paid $2.25 each, loaded our bikes into the rack and enjoyed the ride up the hill to the Aurora Transit Station near the Interurban Trail where we started!