Which reminds me, I did the Spawing Cycle ride this year for a 37 mile ride around Seattle with 1000 feet of elevation gain. The cardiac test of the ride is going up Discovery Park from the Locks to Magnolia. I made it with reasonable speed, but it took more effort and shortness of breath then I would have liked. I’ve really got to get back in the habit of longer rides if I can afford them after my first is born this October. The ride also clued me into Myrtle Edwards Park which would be an awesome place for a picnic along the sound. It’s accessable by heading north along the pier near the Old Spagetti Factory in downtown. Next suprise was Interlaken Park which is between the lake front area and capital hill. It sort of sits in the middle of a steep cliff where you can see expensive looking houses above and below you as one rides through the woods. I was also happy to learn about Thorndyke Rd (and the side road to get access to Myrtle Edwards) which is a safer way off of magnolia. Overall a nice ride and good to do again next year.