Dad signed up for the Kitsap Color Classic group cycle ride with the Cascade Bicycle Club. Dad enjoys the club’s group rides. The people are friendly, the courses are interesting, and the huge numbers of bicycles on the road (more than a thousand) guarantees that motorists will take notice. But the past few weeks had been very busy for Dad, and he had not had time to train for the ride. So he figured he should at least get some riding in the weekend before the ride. So Dad gave Mongo a big beef bone to gnaw on, and then Dad saddled up for a ride.
West Seattle is a nice place to ride. There are some great hills for training, and some very scenic stretches of roadway. The gallery below has the route and some photos of the training ride.
Dad has considered getting a pull-along wagon for Mongo to ride in, but the thought of pulling another 100 lbs of weight up the Seattle hills usually cures him of that delusion. (Click HERE to read about the Kitsap Color Classic Ride.)