Sunday, August 31, 2008
Ride to Washtucna
So, it's Saturday and we set out on bikes for Washtucna. No actual reason but some bits of convenience - #5081 needed to train and couldn't run quite yet, and same for me (except for the running part). The plan was simple: bike to Washtucna, and pick up a car ride from there to Pullman. Retrieve daughter (visiting) and return home.
We set out at a leisurely time - 8-ish. Wound our way through Richland, along the Columbia River, across the Cable Bridge and through Pasco. All of this to get to the Pasco-Kahlotus Highway - a two-lane road primarily used for Ag purposes, and lightly traveled except for that purpose and by folks taking the 'interesting route' from the Tri-Cities to Pullman/WSU. An excellent 40 miles of biking. We mostly blasted along in good time and form. Stopping to eat. Take a few pictures. Fix a few flats.
The PK Highway comes down out of the high-plain with a ripping descent into Kahlotus. Then we follow an old river valley from there to Washtucna. Celebrated with Coffee, Sandwich and Frito's. Another good day on the bike. Photos here.