The NW Washington winter weather has been true to form over the last couple of months. Wet, cold, and more with the wet. I’m not complaining and still believe that there is no more beautiful place than this area when the sun shines. I have to admit that for the most part I am a fair weather rider. I have logged countless miles on the bike trainer in my living room to the point that I will be buying a new rear tire before I hit the mountains.
I have planned and plotted many rides around the state. By mid summer I will have met my goal of ridding every major mountain in the state that has a paved road on it. I hope to travel to Colorado and ride the infamous Pikes Peak. For this ride I will need to be in very good shape as it may be one of the toughest rides this continent has to offer.
I spent a little time in the tattoo parlor this winter. Jason of Good Vibes Tattoo in Mount Vernon, Washington did a great job. He designed art that commemorated the Cascade Loop ride that kicked off my Mountain Quest last summer.
Last week I left the trainer behind and hit the roads again. I explored the roads near my new home in Mukilteo. I found that I live in a great area to help me train for mountain rides. I traveled south to the Snohomish County limits hitting every road between the bay and the Mukilteo Speedway. After two hours of riding I found it easy to relax at home.
Bring on the good weather as I’m ready for more.