Pre-riders: Mitch Ishihara and John Nguyen
Distance: 130K (0.1 km gravel), 81 miles
[The finishing time of 8h 40m is based on the official distance of 130 km. Detours may make the actual route longer. You will still have to finish in 8h 40m.]
Elevation (max / accumulative): 173 m / 1090 m, 567 feet / 3576 feet
Brevet #: 2876
Name: Sultan Bakery Sandy Coffee Sumerian Beer
Features: Sultan Bakery, Sandy’s Espresso, Sumerian Brewing Company
There is a perpetually flooded road through a wetland. Detour required.
These people did not make it through.
Tualco Valley had barns and farm stubble.
There were water-over-roadway signs (but not closed).
Automobiles successfully crossed.
So did we. Too much fun.
Snow decorated the mountain backdrops.
Snow decorated the side of the road too… but melting.
We ate lunch at a bakery.
There were a enough tough hills.
More roads were closed. Detours required.
Rivers ran full.
Sandy’s Espresso was open.
We climbed up Tolt Hill Road above the flooded River Road.
There were nice views from up high.
We rode through a fancy neighborhood.
We saw blue skies and sunsets.
We drank beer.
The weather forecast for January 22nd looks promising.
For Woodinville, WA
And for the route…
Aerial view of the route with some photos on Relive.