30 days of biking: Lake Washington Boulevard in blossom

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A couple of bicyclists at Seward Park pause to regard the awesome sight of Mount Rainier looming above Lake Washington.

They were among the hundreds, if not thousands, of cyclists who flocked to the boulevard along the lake on Sunday.

Perhaps unintentionally, we were all celebrating Earth Day by exercising our rights to the road with human-powered propulsion.

It’s good to see so many people out for a ride.

I rode the southern half of the Lake Washington loop on Sunday. I don’t remember riding the Seattle section of Lake Washington Boulevard at this time in the spring, as the road is lined with unforgettable blooming magnolias.


Riding in a clockwise direction, I had wonderful lake views over my left shoulder. The crossing over the I-90 bridges, of course, put me above the lake with views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and the snow-capped Cascades.

There have been more good days than stinker days for bicycling this month; I’m glad April was chosen for 30 Days of Biking.

30 Days of Biking

Total days — 22/22

Total miles — 345

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