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Wednesday, December 3
Olympia
We headed back to Washington for Thanksgiving. Used to be, the inlaws had an extra car and I had more free time (no kid), so I'd rent a bike, drive the car out to Capital Forest (super fun) and disappear for an afternoon or two,

Now, the transportation is gone, time is short, but I still need to get away. So, after a very brief deliberation, I shipped the $100 Gt road bike to the inlaws. Tada! Insta-ride from the doorstep. I spent a couple days putting together a nice 20+ mile route, in the rain and 45 degree weather.

It's pretty spectacular road riding. The main road has a 6ft shoulder most of the way, and the neighborhood routes have next to no traffic. Lots of views of the sound between the trees. The side roads and shoulders have a couple interesting factors: wet ground up leaves and moss growing right on the asphalt.








The rest of these are from Steamboat Island, at the end of the road.







5 Comments:
Blogger Chaybo said...
looks like you had a good ride ganz.......one word for you. Fenders.

Blogger sda said...
I have several words for you and they are these: gt road bikes are teh gay. ;).

Looks like fun though, in a moped bandit kind of way.

Blogger redstone said...
Good call on the fenders, Chaybo. Maybe some knobs for traction on the moss, too. How much clearance you got there debaser :)

Blogger debaser said...
NOt much clearance, clarence. I never got too wet with the drizzle, so I wasn't too bummed. I did pass a guy on a ti ride w/fenders and thought to myself, "smart."

Blogger Chaybo said...
oh hell yeah....squeeze'em in, get a haksaw and turn dat byotch into a cx bike...she can handle it




OR you could take a peek at dem SKS raceblades.