Day 2-Sultan to Skykomish, WA-28 miles with 1510 feet of elevation.

Our group picture from yesterday.

A nice roll out that had us donning raincoats on a overcast day in the Cascade Mountains. The audacity!

A stop at the river. OMG.


On we went on a fairly busy road with gorgeous scenery.


Photo credit: Linda Attkisson
Photo credit: Tom Coe
Photo credit: Fred Ohr
Photo credit: Fred Ohr
Photo credit: Fred Ohr

A big Great Northern Railway presence here. Bigger day tomorrow. I will have full rain kit on the bike. Peace out Tres dog

Photo credit: Linda Attkisson

Day 1-Bellevue to Sultan, WA- 40 miles with 1620 feet of elevation.

The first day! It was a gorgeous day leaving Bellevue with a great group of fellow coasters.


We headed out toward SR 520 bike trail and before the entrance to the trail our oldest rider Rose fell after what she explained was it was hard to breathe and did not know what happened next. She fell hard on her left shoulder and and it was real painful. The whole group was great with her. It fell to me and another RN on the trip to assess and see what was needed to be done. Rose was able to get to the side of the road and get her bearings. The left side of the helmet was cracked. Everyone was so great and caring that it was so great it humbled me. Rose was taken by the tour manager to the hospital. It was learned that she had a small heart attack but, no collarbone break. After a pretty long break we started up again.

We got to the Sammamish River Trail. OMG.

Another fall happened on the trail involving Chrysa and Janet. It was a slow dust up but, both fell leaving them sore in a few spots but, they went on for a pizza lunch. A huge climb after lunch. Toughest grade was 18%. Beautiful scenery.

Totem pole at Monroe Correctional Center.


Into Sultan WA.

For my favorite pro selfie photographer bud, Vince!