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30 days of biking: ‘I can see my house from here!’

Well, maybe not my exact house, but at least I think that’s my neighborhood way down there in the trees.

This is the view of the world from Somerset, the community that covers the west-facing side of Cougar Mountain. On a clear day, the Olympic Mountains would serve as a stunning backdrop to Seattle.

(I enlarged a tiny bit of Seattle below so you can see the Space Needle, which stands to the left of downtown.)

The residents are paying for the view up here, but their million-dollar homes aren’t too shabby either. Props to the cyclists who live up in these neighborhoods and face this climb at the end of every ride. ….

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