Tour 2009: day 1

I Left home 12:30 in the afternoon, more or less on schedule. The loaded bicycle handling took a bit of getting used to as always but I was riding no hands by Mercer Island. A hot day with a prevailing wind from the sound added to these initial difficulties. Decent amount of other riders out there, which had the effect of making the I-90 bridge crossing less fun on a loaded bicycle.  I made my way through the…

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