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Bike Ride to Golden Gardens

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
Posted in Celebration by Joel Gross

I rode my bike today to Golden Gardens after work and back. I did the trip on a bit of a whim- I was supposed to hang out with a friend, but she was lame and cancelled. So I did something way better… cruised to Golden Gardens and back. I actually haven’t done any cardio in a very long time, so I was pretty sore by the end. The trip was a lot of fun and took about two hours and forty-five minutes round trip, including stopping for 15 minutes at Golden Gardens and 10 minutes at Gas Works Park in Seattle. The round trip distance from my apartment in Pioneer Square to Golden Gardens and back is 20 miles. Below are some photos I took during my bike ride to Golden Gardens.

The Montlake Cut

The Montlake Cut

Above is the first place I stopped to take a picture, the Montlake cut at the University of Washington. It was a beautiful day today, 77 degrees out when I reached Golden Gardens.

Joel sweating in the sun

Joel sweating in the sun

The picture above shows me sweating my butt off. I took this picture right after I took the first photo of the Montlake cut.

Golden Gardens Gorgeousity

Golden Gardens Gorgeousity

Golden Gardens was beautiful, tons of sail boats (you can see them if you squint).

People playing at Golden Gardens

People playing at Golden Gardens

Tons of people were out enjoying the sun today at Golden Gardens.

Play field at Golden Gardens

Play field at Golden Gardens

I recommend bringing a frisbee to this field and playing. Fun times.

House boat on Lake Washington

House boat on Lake Washington

I REALLY want to get a house boat on Lake Washington. How sick would that be?

Gas Works view of downtown Seattle

Gas Works view of downtown Seattle

I love Gasworks park. Such a beautiful view.

Downtown Seattle across Lake Washington

Downtown Seattle across Lake Washington

Everyone was out playing on their boats today.

The Gas Works at Gasworks

The Gas Works at Gasworks

Can you believe that the best real estate in Seattle was originally a garbage dump?!?

More Sweaty Joelness

More Sweaty Joelness

Great ride.

Float Plane above Gasworks

Float Plane above Gasworks

Grandpa’s favorite.

Atop the bridge over Lake Washington.  I5 Bridge in the distance.

Atop the bridge over Lake Washington. I5 Bridge in the distance.

Coming home.

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished- 20 miles to Golden Gardens and back to my place in Pioneer Square.

Beautiful day.

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