Wednesday, April 20, 2011

#30DaysofBiking: Along the Lake & the River

Today I rode north to the Totem Lake area of Kirkland to have lunch with my old friend from my software days, Matt Campbell. As I worked my way toward Redmond, I saw a deer headed down to the lake for a drink.

Lunch and conversation at the Brown Bag Cafe were great, but the Brown Bag is located in probably the least photogenic part of Kirkland, the auto-centric strip-malled area known as Totem Lake, so I don't take any pictures and instead navigate the traffic doing my impersonation of a Portlandian going "cars, man, why?"

On the way back home, I detour off the river trail to stop at the Redmond Library and score a couple of books for a grand total of $2.50 from the Friends of the Library sale shelf.

I'll enjoy the trail while I can, but signs inform me that portions of it will be closed for much of the year. I know there is also construction planned for the Issaquah end of the trail as well.

Keep 'em rolling,

Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
Issaquah WA USA


Jim Laudolff said...

Read your mystery and then try to solve the mystery of why anyone would want to pave the E.L Sam. trail. I was hoping that would get cut from the budget.

LarryG said...

River Horse was a great read. You're so lucky to live in a great area like that. I've been doing time in Lexington Kentucky for the past 10 years, where the outdoors is shaped exclusively for driving, commerce, and work.

Alexis said...

Put a bird on it! ;-)

roan said...

Hi, Hey I'll 2nd River Horse, slower than by bike though. I just finished another Doig, one I started over 2 yrs ago. My dog chewed off one corner of the book so I though I better finish it before she did. Made people on the bus laugh ith to my Dog-eared Doig.