Whoop, there it is!
Last week was one of those weeks that started slow and then Friday hit like a pie in the face.
I started a new role within my company that requires an entirely different set of skills than previously used on my old team, so the Friday afternoon sunshine was welcomed.
Myself and three friends decided to bike part of the Burke-Gilman Trail after work. A 27 mile paved trail that runs from the Ballard’s Golden Garden’s to the eastside ,around Lake Washington and ending at Marymoor Park. It can be biked as a loop, but with limited daylight after a workday we opted to turnaround before sunset. We still managed to hit 23 miles, solid mileage for the flat easy ride.
My favorite part of this ride (aside from the fact it has minimal elevation gain) are the pitstops along the route! Two of us turned around early to beat the sun and take advantage of a taco truck and beer/ciders.
This place was doggo heaven! Doodles, pugs, and pitbulls clearly loved all the attention they received from all at the brewery. The downfall of these outdoor breweries is the amount of dogs they attract, I always want to walk away with a dog! I’ll settle for playing fetch with strangers pets for now…
We each scarfed down our $2.00(!!) taco and geared up to attempt to outride the sun. My only regret was chugging the last bit of cider before booking it on our bikes, next time we’ll allow for more digestion time…
We made it just 2.2miles out from our end point when we decided it was necessary to pullover for one last drink at an outdoor fire pit. Over crispy french fries we watched as the sun faded away into the night sky, a perfect way to round out a topsy-turvy week.
I will say, it’s time for some padded bike shorts if I go on any more rides for 20+ miles. Bike butt is a thing. OUCH.
I’m excited to share more about the volunteer program i’ll be a part of for the next few months, Solid Ground’s Cooking Matters, but more on this in a later post!
Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum rebranded as MoPOP! The name reflects the entire identity of the museum, all pop culture, instead of exclusively curating exhibits to music history.
Rube Goldberg, cartoonist and inventor, was the temporary exhibit we were most excited to experience. If you’ve ever watched Wallace and Gromit or The Three Stooges you’ve been exposed to Goldberg’s work. Think: a bowling ball running down tracks, it shut a door that pulls a lever, and ultimately toasts bread. If you get the chance to view a Goldberg exhibit I highly recommend taking the time to view his work!
The rest of the weekend included catching up on chores, tap class, and needed downtime.
It’s shaping up to be a crazy week, here we go!
How often do you go out on bike rides or are you a serious cyclist?
What do you think about taco trucks, yay or nay?