The rides during the last 3 weeks have progressively shown that spring is nearing. First, there was a trip to Ancient Lakes. GPX track.
The next ride, was on a sunny Tuesday making an out and back going over Blanchard mountain, then over Chuckanut ridge, past Lake Padden, up Galbraith and back again. GPX track.
The third ride south of Ellensburg along the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route covered some new ground for me. Colin joined me and braved the trails on a cross bike after telling him that I think it should be rideable. After flatting, bending his rim, and getting bucked off his steed by rocks on steep climbs, he’s now looking into a new bicycle to more easily overcome the torture of rocky dirt roads in the eastern Cascades. GPX track.