A few Saturdays ago, I decided to go on a 22-mile bike ride on the Burke Gilman trail that runs along a portion of the west side of Lake Washington. I didn't set out to ride 22 miles round trip, that is just what it turned out to be. I ride a vintage 1970s French-made Motobecane. Being an older bike, the ride was not one of speed, but rather of leisure. A great way to enjoy the Burke-Gilman.
My ride took place the same day as Opening Day, the official kick off of boating season in the Pacific Northwest. The weather that Saturday was perfect. The sun was out, the sky was clear blue, the temperature in the 80s. It was a classic Seattle kind of day.Read More