Best: Snoqualmie falls
Worst: riding on I90, it's a feckin freeway (see the picture)
Most unexpected: Liz and I were first into the campground, how can this happen with all of the really fast riders
We left Seattle on a fantastic bike trail and suddenly were outside the City..it was flat for about 50 miles before a slight grade up to Snoqualmie falls. You can see from the picture how full they were flowing. It rained off and on today, but my adrenaline was so high, I felt dry. I only got cold at the rest stops. Part of the route was on I90 which is a freeway so we rode next to huge trucks throwing huge sprays of water (it was raining) and of course it was about 17 miles of uphill. Once we got off the freeway, we got onto a beautiful road which was about 2 lanes wide if the cars were 5 foot wide. The pretty pictures of this portion of the ride follow the lousy freeway shot. Made it into the campground about 3:30, set up tent, took a shower based on popular demand, and now waiting for a dinner cooked my former big ride riders. I suspect I will follow up with details in three days when we have a day off.