Sunday, April 17, 2016

Seabeck Loop

Rode around central Kitsap this morning. 
This is Newberry Hill, which is not done justice in this photo. If you look carefully in the middle, you can get a sense of the size of these hills. Oh these hills satisfy.
Seabeck Elementary was closed down several years ago, and now sits rotting.
Except for the occasional visit from a local rap music fan, very little attention is paid. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Burma Road

It's not on any map, if you go looking for the Burma Road you will only find the Northshore Road. Locals, however, call the single laned, unpaved, winding, hilly six-mile stretch above the Hood Canal the Burma Road. I have no idea why. 
The area has remained relatively untouched by development because it was owned by the Boy Scouts. But the Scouts are selling the camp, and it will be logged, so fuck the world. 
I had fully loaded front panniers, but climbed up hills so steep I was popping wheelies. Did not see a single car on the road. 
The north side of the road arrives above the community of Dewatto. There was a man on the muddy banks of the inlet there, bare chested, sitting in a lawn chair, with the Miami Vice theme song blasting from his Kia. It was really special. 
The road strongly reminded me of riding the Oregon coast. Sun, cool breeze. It was a nice little ass kicking ride. About 40 miles, 3,000 feet climbing. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Unmitigated triumphs

46 miles, 3 orange drinks, 2 pina coladas, 4 joints, unknown number of pinball games.

Spent some time at 8-Bit in downtown Renton, where I actually beat Mr. Q at pinball twice. This is what happens when you set a goal and work really hard toward it: you can get really close to accomplishing it, and that feels pretty good.

No sign of the Porno Bomber at Porno Bridge. Is he hibernating?

Took the CD on our way back, rather than go through downtown. Landed back on earth at 4 am.

Felt like the first ride of the season!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Do u boo

First mechanical 
Second mechanical
First wreck.  Near rainier beach   Mark went down I didn't.

Rudinnn drty 🌈 Renton reppin herrd