I woke up this morning and it was still sunny out but before I could enjoy my coffee and get ready, the clouds had rolled in and it started raining. Not hard rain, but still wet. Finally around 3:00 p.m. there was a gap in the rain, and I loaded up my bike and took off for my first ride.
I went to Woodinville and started there and headed toward Redmond along the Sammamish River trail. I found a website that calculates the distance and I did about 6.5 miles round trip. Not too shabby for my first ride – and solo. That particular trail has some very gentle hills that I never noticed when I was walking, but sure noticed riding. My sit bones are sore from the seat and no padded bike pants, but I’ll eventually figure everything out. And who knew that a very gentle breeze would feel like a strong headwind? I’m learning so much and having so much fun.
Here are some pics of the view I got to enjoy during my ride.
Oh, and the interactive weather Doppler on our local TV station website is my new best friend. Who woulda thunk it?