Hanukah and Biking Weekend

Had a pretty busy weekend, Friday night was the our holiday party, which was pretty decent once my headache went away and I could enjoy the band. The Dancing Heads room was especially enjoyable. They use green screen technology to get a video of just your head and then overlay it on to a video of headless dancers keyed to a the playing of a popular song. The results are VERY amusing.

Saturday I woke up and joined a cascade cycle ride for what should have been a 40 mile 17-18 mph ride. The end result was a 48 mile ride at 19-20 mph. That small difference in speed plus the cold weather really kicked my butt. It went from Redmond, over Sammamish plateau over to fall city, up to the falls, and then back to Redmond by way of 202 and union road. Along the trip we saw the extra dramatic Snoqualmie falls, accompanied with mist drenching everything out to the parking lot). During the ride back on 202 we saw an entire vally plus roads under water.

Saturday night was dinner and a Hanukah party hosted by the Goldmans. Had fun, played with Ryan and ?, ate lakes.

Sunday was the Darkside bike ride. I saw a Neon flip over on a wooden bridge. The driver was all right, but his car looked like it was in pain. Later in that ride I did 11mph uphill (2/3% grade) in to a heavy wind. That same wind gave me 18mph without pedaling on the way back. With pedaling I hit ~43 mph. We ate some food in a North Bend bakery. I’ll have to go back there more.