Yesterday was a glorious day, so I thought I would take a break from taxes and go for a ride. I will be doing my ride for The Tour de Cure (raising money for diabetes) in a little less than a month on the Sammamish River Trail, so I though it would be good to see the ride. I did not go the whole distance, but did get in a nice ride. I rode the Globe 3, which performed well, though I need to adjust the rear derailleur a little bit I thinks.
The trail now connects to other trails along the route. They have even added some new trail bridges.
|Bridge to another riding/walking trail.|
I took a leisurely pace. This was in part because I am out of shape, also because I just wanted to do a nice leisurely ride to take my mind off of things and enjoy myself. I found myself passing the 60 Acres soccer fields and stopped to take a look. I saw some people flying model airplanes at the field as it is no soccer season. I owned an R/C model airplane business for about four years and I used to fly on occasion at this field.
I turned around a little short of the 5 mile mark, so I did not go for a long ride.
|I stopped for a drink and turned back here.|
On my way back, I was being followed by another rider who who was staying at my pace. It was fine, but everyone passing me kept saying, "look at that dog". I scooted on a little bit ahead and stopped to get a peak and a picture. This gentleman has converted a plastic bike trailer into a sidecar and instead of a child, his dog was riding along. He passed before I could get my camera ready, so the only shot I got was from behind.
|Dog in a side car!!|
The train trestle in the above picture is also being converted into a trail. I remember riding under a moving train in the past.
Now there is a Subway in the park, so you can get a sandwich after your ride! We were planning a spaghetti dinner, so I did not partake. I did not want to ruin my appetite! It was a fun ride. I also used the Strava Cycling app to track my ride. Came out pretty close to my computer info, so I will have to continue to use it.