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
|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|
|49.16mi||3.16mi||L on Dupont Steilacoom Hwy||NNE||0°||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||0°||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||3°||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||0°||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|