Fremont, the self-proclaimed center of the universe, is Seattle's funky little sibling. Technically part of Seattle, it is, to borrow a line from some old Texas tourism ads, "like a whole 'nother country". Fremont is home to a number of high tech companies (including a few you may have heard of, like Google and Adobe), several excellent bike & accessory shops (including Free Range Cycles, Recycled Cycles, Cascade Bicycle Studio, and Hub and Bespoke), dozens of coffee shops, and a higher-than-average-per-capita number of brewpubs.
Business meeting in Fremont
Convenient Burke-Gilman Trail access
Plenty of brewpubs
It was another perfect day for a ride -- sunny and warm, with only a gentle breeze blowing. I left with plenty of time, mostly so I could ride at a relaxed pace and not arrive covered in sweat.
En route, I passed this guy walking his bird along the trail. She's a Goffin's Cockatoo, and her name is Audrey. She was a little camera shy (she kept turning away whenever I'd raise the camera for a photo) but I managed to sneak one in. She's a cute little thing.
|Audrey goes for a walk|
Today's beer was Trickster IPA from Black Raven Brewing Company. I'm not a total "hop head" like many local IPA fans seem to be, but Trickster is one of my favorites. Of course it's hoppy (but not too hoppy) with a pleasant citrus finish. Yet another great post-bike-ride beer.
|Behold the Beer|
Brewvet #5: "Enjoy your Hops", 37.6 miles