Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July 4th ride toTacoma

We made our annual trip to Alx brothers house for the 4th. I rode it.
This time the route that I created was way better and safer. The weather was near perfect too.
Temperatures hung around 61 until getting into Tacoma and I had a light drizzle/rain for about an hour and half while riding through Tenino up past Yelm.
Some notable events on the ride:
I was passed on Reservation Rd by a large group of Harley bikers and they all gave me a salute while passing me.
On Old Pacific Highway a bird and butterfly flew right in front of me in a swirling, twisting struggle.
While I watched the butterfly managed to avoid getting eaten.
I also got to see a dragonfly grab a ladybug out of the air in Tacoma.

Here is the cue sheet
Cumulative Distance Where Notes Direction Elevation
0mi 0mi
Head towards Centralia on Market E 77° 216.5ft
5.43mi 5.43mi
Continue on SR 507 to Tenino NNW 360° 183.7ft
16.77mi 11.33mi
R on Old 99 E 82° 269ft
16.9mi 0.13mi
R on Park Ave NE 38° 269ft
17.22mi 0.32mi
At the Park get on Bike Path ESE 90° 278.9ft
31.35mi 14.14mi
At end of bike path cross parking lot and L on Yelm Hwy NW 309° 354.3ft
37.95mi 6.59mi
R on Reservation Rd NE 34° 292ft
40.86mi 2.91mi
R on Old Pacific Hwy NE 28° 52.5ft
44.38mi 3.52mi
Get on I-5 N and go past weigh station to Exit 118 NE 41° 229.7ft
45.99mi 1.62mi
Center Drive NNW 340° 252.6ft
49.16mi 3.16mi
L on Dupont Steilacoom Hwy NNE 236.2ft
53.78mi 4.62mi
R on Rainier E 85° 72.2ft
54.2mi 0.42mi
L on Balch NNW 326° 108.3ft
54.26mi 0.06mi
R on Lafayette continue as Chambers Creek ENE 54° 62.3ft
57.03mi 2.77mi
L on 64th W 270° 252.6ft
57.41mi 0.39mi
R on GrandView N 226.4ft
60.25mi 2.84mi
R on 27th S 161° 193.6ft
60.51mi 0.26mi
L on Sunset NNW 359° 255.9ft
61.7mi 1.18mi
R on 6th ESE 108° 137.8ft
62.31mi 0.62mi
Cross Park & Ride lot and right on Trail NNE 334.6ft
62.49mi 0.18mi
R on Scott Pierson Trail ESE 95° 298.6ft
62.63mi 0.14mi
L on Skyline cross Ped bridge and continue N 328.1ft
63.14mi 0.52mi
R on 17th ESE 105° 364.2ft
64.08mi 0.93mi
L on Shirley NNW 359° 397ft
64.54mi 0.46mi
R on 30th E 82° 426.5ft
66.17mi 1.63mi
L on Cedar enter Alley on right NNW 332° 275.6ft

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