I was attending a writer’s conference in Redmond this last weekend (Potlatch/Foolscap), so I thought I might try riding there from Georgetown.
My initial hope was to take the Burke Gilman Trail, because I’ve never done that route, but it turns out that would have added a good 10 or so miles. Instead, Rob and I opted to take the I-90 Trail, then flounder out in the burbs (we were in
Kirkland*, maybe?), then take the 520 Trail into Redmond.
Believe you me, if you’ve never taken the 520 Trail, that decent into Redmond is FUN! I was glad I was getting a ride home from someone, though, since that would have been a beast of a hill to climb back up.
Rob opted to take the Lake Sammamish Trail back to the I-90 trail, but since he doesn’t blog for me then you won’t get to hear about it. He liked it, though.
Anyway, all this to say that I snapped what I feel is a cool photo of the I-90 floating bridge disappearing into the mist. It’s like Mercer Island is shrouded in Fog of War. Is there a Zerg camp over there? We’ll have to bike across to see**.
* A simple Google Maps search tells me we were in “West Lake Hills.” If your first thought is that sounds like a place that has no bike lanes, you’d be totally correct.
** Pretty sure there weren’t any Zerg on Mercer Island. At least not on the north end. Please let me know if I’m incorrect.