Monday, April 02, 2012

Day 2 of 30 Days of Biking

Day 2 of 30 Days of Biking was a total stunner -- the weather could not have been better.

I spent most of the morning rewiring Kasia's desktop computer to a) cleanup the tangled mess of cables, b) install a new scanner, and c) install a USB hub since her system was out of free USB ports. Kasia begins an online gardening course today, so it had to be done. Of course, I should have done it last week. Also of course, it took an order of magnitude longer than I planned.

Eventually the computer was back together, and everything (including the new scanner) was fully functional. Time to ride!

I departed the house, and headed for the Tolt Pipeline Trail. The Tolt connects with a number of other area trails, including the Trilogy Trail, the Sammamish River Trail, and the Redmond Watershed. I feel very lucky to live so close to such an extensive trail system.

Beautiful day + beautiful area = many photo opportunities. Here's a view from near the eastern end of the local Tolt trail segment (just before it drops down into the Snoqualmie River Valley):

Rest stop
Although today was awesome, we're still in the midst of our nine month long rainy season. Some of the trails will take a while to dry out completely:
Trilogy Trail Mud Fest
All in all, it was a wonderful day for a ride.
Kari's Bog
Pity tomorrow's forecast calls for 1/2" rain...

Distance:         16.52 miles
Clock Time:     1:58:52
Elevation Gain:     971 feet

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