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Eastern Washington State

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

San Juan Island

Bike: #4

Location: Friday Harbor, Washington

Distance: N/A

Climb Elevation: N/A

Tread: Pavement, rolling hills, some long climbs

Ride Miles/Time/Avg/Max: 51.2/3:40:52/13.9/46.5

Personal Rating:   (5 thumb max)

For a long time now I've heard many great things said about the San Juans in Washington State. Always being too busy to check out all the hub-bub, it was one of those "must-see" places that was long ago added to my vacation destination list. Well, today is the day I can check it off of my list, because this day I will bike San Juan Island, the largest island of the San Juans.

My ride will be a counterclockwise jaunt around the main body of the island. Near the southern part of my loop, I'll add a southern out and back dogleg to investigate the offerings of the island's southern tip. The island is fairly flat so I don't expect a whole lot of hill climbing.

This will be the first ride using my road bike. So, I get to put on those silly biker shorts which are a somewhat new thing for me. They may look silly but they are very comfortable. And, being a guy makes them all the more important if you know what I mean. To assist in the effort of seat comfort, the road bike has one of those "slotted" seats that prevents numbness in certain unmentionable, naughty bit areas. All I know is it works, life is good!

Well, the island is beckoning me to start my ride. I've got another bike for you (sorry, it's my mountain bike). But, not to worry, I won't race on ahead and ride off without you. So hop on and let's go island touring!

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