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Early-Season Ride: Hood Canal and Tahuya Hills March 4, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 2:40 pm

Want to take up long distance cycling?

Off The Beaten Path

road_forest

The Bicycle Quarterly Team’s early-season rides usually head into the Cascade foothills to our east. There are plenty of quiet roads that seem to dead-end in the mountains… until you realize that they are connected by gravel roads! This allows us to string together a variety of rides – free of traffic and in beautiful surroundings.

We love those rides, but sometimes, a change of scenery heightens our sense of adventure. When Mark suggested a ride along the Hood Canal and through the Tahuya Hills, it didn’t take much to persuade us. Especially since he promised some gravel in the mix.

ferry

Steve (black), Mark (yellow) and I met on the 6 o’clock ferry from Seattle to Bremerton. By the time we prepared to disembark, dawn announced the new day. Spring is coming, and the days are getting longer!

clouds_hood_canal

The first kilometers along a busy highway were quickly forgotten, because we soon found ourselves on smaller roads. From Belfair, we…

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