It was a blessed ride; I met with the Lord’s Presence in several places. There hasn’t been a lot of progress since the last bikeway review here. We’ve had a lot of really cold and wet weather that kept me off the bike. Our first shot is the current end of the pavement at SE 104th on the east shore of Draper Lake. Where the route goes off up the hill is quite sandy and I can’t ride that.
Here on the eastern shore are some good sized hills; this is one of several steep climbs I encountered. This is on the backside, headed south. The valley between this and the previous ridge is quite a bit deeper and steeper than this side.
This was one of the sweet spots. The view was lovely, the waves lapping the shore at my feet and out of the wind for the most part. The water level is extra high today, covering whole areas normally dry. Last year I pushed and rode my bike along the shore, which was about 3 or 4 feet (about 1m) below the water where I’m standing here.
This winter has been one of the roughest in terms of hindering riding. I was quite tired when I got home because I haven’t been able to get out much and keep my conditioning up. Still, it was a sweet ride and I’m grateful for the chance before yet another cold wave comes in this afternoon.