Connie and I set out on a lovely day for a group ride today from the waterfront in Seattle up to the tip of Lake Washington and back. The ride was pretty flat and mostly along the [surprisingly bumpy at times near the UW campus] Burke Gilman Trail. Our mid-way pit stop in Kenwood was 192 Brewing where we enjoy beer in there generous outdoor garden. On the ride back my bum hurt something fierce proving those fancy padding cycling shorts do basically nothing and, instead, I'll be looking into a new seat by the time we do our next 40+ mile ride.
Oh, and we'll likely not be doing more of Cascade's "brews cruises". We did the one to the south last year as well and, despite the name, there's not much focus on the great local breweries we ride to -- I'd actually like to ride to a couple more for 40 miles! Plus, this year, 192 didn't even have their own beer on tap to try and, back at the finish line in Seattle, the beer served out of a truck didn't include anything dark. We'll arrange our own brews cruise and invite you all along!