On a somewhat rainy/drizzly day, Karen and I made sure all the great roads are still there.
We started at a new place near the Red Hook Brewery.
This has espresso, real bathrooms and nice parking.
Once we get going, turn at the big tree
. This is somewhere in the Snoqualmie valley. I checked and the big bike ride on Saturday is further south so we may have open roads.
A few more turns and we hit Ben Howard road. Ben Howard never disappoints, even in the wet. Today there was zero traffic and I was able to stretch my legs. This is the infamous turn that has claimed more than one CMNW Miata. So please don't be number three.
Along the Index-Galena road, this corner is especially problematic. It is after a long straight and then a decreasing radius curve. Karen is handling it well. Sometimes there is a pile of gravel from cars cutting it too close.
After the bathroom pitstop in Index, we pass over this bridge then hop on Highway 2 for a ways.
There is a small convenience store with packaged food, drinks, espresso and even ice cream. Pick up a t-shirt if you need one. You can also find real bathrooms in the main lodge. Since the mountain biking has not started, we should have the balcony all to ourselves. I just hope it is not too hot. Bring your sunscreen!
After lunch, maybe some treats in Leavenworth? or? Your choice.
See you Saturday, June 4th at 9:00.