(Hopefully) CLC #5

I say hopefully because the Goddess may need to rule on this one. It wasn’t until lunch was done and I (with my friends) were preparing to leave that I remembered I needed a photo.

I rode my bike along the trail to meet two non-biking friends for lunch at Universtiy Village. I am thinking that perhaps the photo with my helmet and the payment for lunch will suffice for proof of completing CLC #5.

We had lunch at Elements Wood Fired Pizza, but none of us had pizza ;’-). My bike was locked up around the back.

I took a few photos to enhance the proof of biking ;’-) Here is the trail I was riding.

A Wall at the Village.

My self-imposed rule for this challenge is that I will do them solo (or maybe one other person will be allowed to join me). No group rides will count. Riding with a group, or with a few friends, is incentive enough for a ride. CLC gives me a purpose for riding when there are no other rides to do or people to do them with. So it was today.

There was flora to be enjoyed. More of these will be seen on our Monday ride through the University of Washington. I will try to get some photos to post here.


It was while taking the photo of this forsythia that I met Monte. He stopped to chat about my Bike Friday. And his 4 (or 6, I don’t recall) Bike Fridays. He was not riding a BF, but he and his wife have done a lot of travel with them and he is a fan. He was intrigued by the pedal assist that I now have on mine and is thinking it is time to get one of his retrofitted as well. He is experiencing heart issues, and wants to keep riding as long as possible. I encouraged him to do it! We rode together for the last 4 miles of his ride (and he was never at a loss for words). I had about 2 more to my ending. Nice guy and he said he will watch out for me on the trail.

My final photo is what I call the Gnome Home. I may have posted this before, but oh well, it is one of my favorites ;’-)

An old downed tree trunk with a fine little wooded path to the gnome home is directly adjacent to the trail and makes a nice stop.


17 response to "(Hopefully) CLC #5"

  1. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: March 29, 2019

    Photo schmoto. All good.

    Love the gnome home.

    -Yr Goddess

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 29, 2019

      Thank you Goddess. That is just the answer I was hoping for ;’-)

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 29, 2019

    That is a great bicycle trail — even if/when the Kickapoo Rail Trail is completed here, it wont be anything like that!
    Lots of flowering flora too — and speaking of two — we now have TWO count ’em TWO crocuses!!

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 30, 2019

      Two crocuses … hmmmm… better than one I suppose. Hang in Rich, better flora has got to be on its way to you ;’-).
      We are fortunate to have a few trails fairly nearby that are really nice. Kickiapoo Rail Trail has a ring to it ;’-)

      • By: NancyG Posted: March 30, 2019

        The Goddess said! And we know the Goddess rules ;’-)

  3. By: Scooter Posted: March 29, 2019

    That’s the Burke-Gilman Trail? When I was an adolescent that was still a railroad line. I used to walk a stretch of it on my way to junior and high school, seeing if I could walk the five mile stretch between 65th and 70h without falling off the rail.

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 30, 2019

      Five miles? Or five blocks? It would have taken a mighty long time to walk five miles on a rail I would think!
      But yes, that is the Burke-Gilman Trail and now connects with the Sammamish River Trail so you can ride on trail all the way to Redmond. And in the other direction to Ballard. Very impressive trail now.

      • By: Scooter Posted: March 30, 2019

        Well, I was a pretty hardy adolescent but you’re right – 5 blocks. It was great practice keeping my balance walking on the rails.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: March 30, 2019

    That’s a lot of colour! Spring has definitely sprung. I almost expect Winnie the Pooh bear to come out of your gnome door!

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 31, 2019

      Chuckling here about Winnie and the gnome home. ;’-)

  5. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: March 31, 2019

    Nice blossoms, the dead leaves of Autumn will be starting here soon

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 31, 2019

      You have been able to enjoy the blossoms til not though. So I guess it is time for dead autumn leaves.

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 31, 2019

      Thanks Suzanne. I like being Hi Viz!!! You can probably tell my my other wear as well.;’-)

      • By: Suzanne Posted: March 31, 2019

        I would wear more hi-viz too if only I could find it in our stores. I saw the picture of you in your complete hi-viz outfit on your blog and was very impressed.

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