When some plans fell though on another trip the gang and I settled on plans to head north and see as much as we could in 9-10 days, and boy did we. We headed out from western Washington mid-day on a Friday, blasted the interstate to the US-Canada border after a quick lunch stop in Bellingham for cash and Port of Subs. Soon after crossing the boarder the weather turned to stifling as we sweated our way through the city core of Vancouver before heading up the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler. After the fast S turns of the Sea to Sky we stopped for a quick water break in Whistler before setting out sights on Lillooet for the next fuel stop. Since this was all familiar territory we wanted to make it as far north as possible to keep the future days more manageable. Continue reading →
The weekend started with a short ride to Mukilteo after work on Friday to catch this cool sunset.
Saturday Morning we started with doughnuts at a local favorite Karls Bakery here in Everett before we headed north through the Tulalip reservation. We stopped for lunch in LaConnor and ate at the brewery, would pass it up in the future and hit up Calico Cupboard Cafe, it smelled great. We left out of there and continued north to Deception Pass State Park.
After the quick photo op on the bridge we pressed south down Whidby Island. Almost timing it perfectly we hit some light ran about 2mi from the ferry. Another successful 185mi on BigBoi.
Sunday Morning we got up and headed to Ballard for breakfast at Portage Bay Cafe. AMAZING. I would pass on the smoked salmon hash do to the abundance of carrots, weird to me for breakfast, and get the baked French Toast.
After we ate we strolled over to the locks where they were cleaning, pretty cool sight.
Short clip on the ride into Port Townsend from the Kingston Ferry. Riding past Port Gamble, Port Ludlow and ending in Port Townsend. On the way back we stopped and toured and tasted fresh farm cider at Finn River Farm. Great Veterans day ride. Still working on a good video set up for a long trip down the coast this summer, any tips for bike mounts/techniques are appreciated. Thanks
Gassing up Big Boi before the 400mi trip around the loop. Breakfast at Sultan Bakery was great, too much food but good. After stuffing ourselves and gassing up we pressed though the fog over Stevens Pass and over to Leavenworth where it was apparently Oktoberfest.
Big Boi and his groupies that flock.
Eating up some miles to Chelan, WA.
Chelan for a quick lunch and then on to Winthrop.
Ashley seems to be freezing, it did drop to high 30s near the top.