Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ride for food

Food: A common theme in many many recreations. Food can be a recreation unto it's self, but from personal experience I recommend moderation. Saturday broke with clear skies and the promise of warmer weather, which did not disappoint. A few days ago a plan was hatched by a group of riding/eating enthusiast to visit our mutual friend Scott in eastern Washington (state) near Ellensburg. We (four of us) met in the little waterfront town of Kingston WA to cross to the east side of Puget Sound via a Washington State Ferry. From the eastern shore we use rode over Stevens Pass (US-2) through Leavenworth WA (nothing like Kansas) to US-97, otherwise known as Blewett Pass to Ellensburg. We met Scott at his current summer camp about three miles west and a mile or so north of I-90. He was ready for us with a generous lunch and a chance to discuss our up coming motorcycle ride through Idaho, western Montana and northwestern Wyoming. After lunch Scott lead us out of town through the favorite Yakima River Canyon Rd, where he turned back and we continued to US-12 and SR-410 (aka Chinook Pass). Of all the highway passes through the Washington Cascade Mountains it offers perhaps the best view of Mt. Rainer. From the summit west bound there is a cascade of switchbacks before the road settles into a long course following the normal flow of water to the west. Once out of the woods the ride is a meat run from Enumclaw WA home. All in all 400 miles for lunch in the best of company is a day very well spent.

1 comment:

Scott said...

I'm going to steal that picture. Nice write up. Thanks for coming over. See you next week.