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Seattle Micro Tour 2022

This was hashed out over a few cups of coffee. I’ll be remote in the Seattle area for a couple of weeks in July and had an open weekend to fill. Rough-cut of the intinerary, starting just outside of Carnation, WA:

Friday 7.22

3:00pm – ride to Mill Creek

Saturday 7.23

6:00am – Mill Creek to the ferry station in Seattle

11:25am – take ferry to Bainbridge Island

12:00pm – check out the bike shop/museum and probably grab a bite

1:00pm – ride a section of the Chilly Hilly route up to Eleven Winery

??:??pm – easy 4 mile cruise to the hotel

Sunday 7.24

7:00am – another section of the Chilly Hilly route towards the ferry station

8:30am – breakfast at Blackbird Bakery

9:45am – ferry back to Seattle

10:15am – Seattle to Element Cycles in Redmond

12:00pm – RAMROD packet pickup & BBQ

1:30pm – back to Carnation



July 10 Update

Leaving in a couple of days for Bellingham (I’ve got a RAGNAR to particpate in). Getting packed up in preperation and laid everything out for this particular weekend.

July 30 Update

And like that, it’s all over. A lot of solo time on the bike; burning through miles, thinking about life and thinking about nothing. Drinking wine by myself in a hotel room while my bibs dry in the bathroom shower. Being honked at. Getting waves. Sweating and sleeping the days and nights. A near-perfect trip.