Sunday, February 1, 2009

Threading the Needle

Vincent mentioned yesterday that Randoing is much like threading the needle ... at least here in the Northwest. A window of reasonable weather shows up in the forecast and you have to grab it before it slips away. Thursday was one of those opportunities. No, the weather forecast wasn't perfect, but it wasn't snow, constant rain, or real cold. In other words, it was a good day to ride.

Mark Thomas and I rode Permanent 341 Leschi - North Bend - Leschi. We even got to see a few slivers of blue sky! Riding in the Snoqualmie Valley is always a pleasure; today was no exception. There were remnants of the recent floods - heavily damaged homes along the Fall City - Snohomish road and then a fish in the road - a rather odd sight.

Mark was exploring his new Garmin 705, so I introduced him to some of the different ways to use it ... courses vs. routes ... and the debate around the various options - track points vs. course points vs. way points. A geek's delight. I discovered a few things about my Garmin as well, including a whole bunch of leftover waypooints from last summer's Issaquah Populaire (I rarely use routes/waypoints). Anyway, I digress.

It was an enjoyable ride.

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