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PostTue Apr 21, 2020 12:59 pm 
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Yeah the BG continues to be an unsettling experience, and outside of the city (where it's wider and less used and is the only alternative to 522 in places) it's technically closed to non essential use.

It certainly doesn't help that the city keeps changing how they divide up traffic. Some areas it's "everyone stay to the right", the way it should be. Then other areas it's marked for foot traffic one side, bikes the other. And not even consistent which side! The short bit UW redid through the dorms is very nice. I think they were going to extend that through their property. Hopefully the city does the same.
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PostTue Apr 21, 2020 1:43 pm 
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Rode a very pleasant country loop yesterday.  The meandering route took me on many quiet, picturesque, and unfamiliar streets.  It pays to not simply choose the shortest or most popular path between two points.  The only mistake was taking the Hwy 9 instead of Airport Rd Bridge into Snohomish, which I wouldn't recommend due to fast heavy traffic and a tiny debris-filled shoulder.  All the parks I stopped at had roped-off parking lots but otherwise appeared to be open.  To avoid busy roads I made a few connections via the Tolt Pipeline trail; it was fun bombing down gravel on skinny tires.  There were a few cars parked outside the gate at Lord Hill with a ranger possibly writing tickets (couldn't tell) but he didn't seem to mind me going past the gate and having a snack in the parking lot.

I checked out RideWithGPS per recommendations but found that to do anything useful you need a subscription.  Couldn't even show a route and make a track at the same time.  So I went back to Strava which despite annoying upsells, social features, and route resampling still seems like the best option.  Battery life was way better than with Gaia.  On hikes Gaia seems fine though, maybe due to the shorter length of the track.

73 mi, 3800 ft
73 mi, 3800 ft
Silver Lake.  And yes I have the 10 essentials back there, or half of them at least
Silver Lake.  And yes I have the 10 essentials back there, or half of them at least
What do you do when you forget your fork?  Use carrots as chopsticks, of course
What do you do when you forget your fork?  Use carrots as chopsticks, of course
Mtn Loop peaks and freshly tilled farm
Mtn Loop peaks and freshly tilled farm
Mess from people parking on the shoulder at Lord Hill
Mess from people parking on the shoulder at Lord Hill
Skykomish River Park in Monroe
Skykomish River Park in Monroe
Lewis St Bridge
Lewis St Bridge
Along Tualco Loop Road
Along Tualco Loop Road
Along High Bridge Road
Along High Bridge Road
My kid thought these were marshmallows
My kid thought these were marshmallows
Abandoned rocket in Cottage Lake
Abandoned rocket in Cottage Lake
Blythe Park
Blythe Park
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PostTue Apr 21, 2020 2:27 pm 
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Nice Rodriguez.
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PostTue Apr 21, 2020 3:21 pm 
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I checked out RideWithGPS per recommendations but found that to do anything useful you need a subscription. Couldn't even show a route and make a track at the same time.

RideWithGPS routes are easily made for free on the web site (not the app). Then you can follow in the app. (On my Wahoo Element Bolt, the RWGPS routes automagically show up with turn-by-turn directions). RWGPS is best for creating routes. Strava is best for tracking and you can make your ride private if not keen on the social part. If you use a phone, airplane mode will save battery level.

I've continued the Le Tour de Everette, now at stage 10, neighborhood by neighborhood. Highlighting all the roads is easy on the Wahoo unit. 350 mi, 27,000' gain, 34 hours, 16,000 calories  Here's the map so far:
https://www.strava.com/athletes/3360735/heatmaps/3ceb49bd#12/47.96050/-122.21191
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PostWed Apr 22, 2020 3:44 pm 
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Walked Green Lake this morning.  There are now signs asking folks to walk only counter clockwise around the lake and they request no bicycles.  Of course some folks were ignoring directions.   Damn anarchists.... rant.gif

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We also walked a section of the Lake Washington boulevard north of Seward Park.  I'd recommend this one as the cherry trees are at their peak.

This guy was waiting for a seagull to leave its nest....it then snatched the baby gull and flew off chased by the parent...

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PostWed Apr 22, 2020 4:06 pm 
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Morning run around Portage Bay yesterday.

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PostWed Apr 22, 2020 9:12 pm 
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A refreshingly soggy day in the San Juans today gave way to some nice sunset vibes.
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You guys are posting some first-rate images here. up.gif

I'm kind of wondering if maybe we should consider the possibility of multiple calendars - one for the  "out of town" stuff and one for some of these outstanding local shots.

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PostThu Apr 23, 2020 1:22 pm 
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Midday walk
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PostThu Apr 23, 2020 2:10 pm 
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Morning run to Ballard to see all the murals.

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PostThu Apr 23, 2020 2:53 pm 
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Fletcher wrote:
Midday walk

San Juan fox? Nice!
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PostThu Apr 23, 2020 3:15 pm 
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lookout bob wrote:
This guy was waiting for a seagull to leave its nest....it then snatched the baby gull and flew off chased by the parent...


Interesting.  I thought they ate fish exclusively.  Being an opportunist certainly maximizes the chances for survival.
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PostThu Apr 23, 2020 3:17 pm 
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Fletcher wrote:

Is this the same critter or two different animals?  One of them it looks like mottled patterns on the back so I'm thinking harbor seal, but the other pic the head definitely looks like a sea lion.
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PostThu Apr 23, 2020 5:23 pm 
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older: Same animal, definitely a sea lion. Those guys were HUGE!
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