Friday, August 24, 2012

Riding the South End of Lake Washington

Today was a spectacular fall day in the GPNW.  We did have a frisky northerly, which generally signals increasing pressure which gives us good weather.  We like good weather.  We rode the south end of Lake Washington, it's a 25 mile ride with a fair number of hills.  This is the airport at the south end of the lake.  Planes leaving the Boeing plant leave from here.  It was recently renamed to the Clayton Scott airfield.  He died in 2006 at the age of 100, after 80 years in aviation.  The man was an aviation trail blazer.  A write up of his life can be found here, and is well worth reading.

This is the view from the overlook at I90.  Again, the mountain is trying to be out.

This is the I90 floating bridge.  There is a good bike path along the left most bridge.  Often, the bicyclists travel faster than the cars.

Today was a aggravating day for Jim and me.  We understand Lance Armstrong's decision to not fight USADA anymore.  It's a witch hunt and he can't win.  It's just sad that it has come to this.  One wonders exactly what evidence was so compelling that USADA feels justified in taking all of Lance's victories dating back to 1998 and imposing a lifetime ban on all competition.  I personally can not think of a cyclist who has received a lifetime ban for anything, much less never failing a drug test.

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