24 February 2008

Chilly Hilly 2008

So, today was the annual Chilly Hilly bicycle ride on Bainbridge Island off Seattle in the beautiful NW. A colleague had told me that it was a big event but I hadn't anticipated seeing a few 1000 other cyclists at 7am in the morning queuing up for the first ferry to Bainbridge Island and the 33mi loop around it.

The ride didn't quite live up to it's name, I think. I wasn't too chilly and the hills were definitely manageable, even if it was the beginning of the season.

Regardless, it was a very nice day and an excellent outing. The views of Seattle across the bay are spectacular - I'll be back next year for the 2009 chilly hilly.

And here's the course:

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