Very Late Fall Velo News
After a cloudy, overcast morning yesterday turned into a sunny cool day in Olympia. Fall is just about over--the trees are nearly bare--and the norm for this time of year is wet so the sunshine was most welcome. I rode 25 miles through town and along the Chehalis Western Trail. I am pretty much back to my pre-surgery mileage although I still pick my routes to minimize hill climbs.
The big news for cyclists is that the Pacific Avenue overpass is now open. Some work remains and I'm sure a formal dedication is in the works soon but for my purposes it's complete. The overpass gives a grand view of Mount Rainier in the distance and eliminates a most vexing road crossing. It's now possible to ride the entire CWT without encountering major traffic. Certainly an achievement worth celebrating.