Sunday, September 14, 2008
COLONNADE BIKE PARK
Headed down for the grand opening of Seattle's new Colonnade Bike Park under the freeway between Eastlake and Capitol Hill. Formerly a haven for junkies and worse, now it's an amazing urban mountain bike park. Incredible trails, spectacular jumps, bridges and teeter-totters, the place was just jaw-droppingly cool. Above, Bake rides one of the many wood-banked turns.
Below, we ride the Limestone Loop, part of the park's cross-country section. (This is more my speed; I wiped out on the banked turn above.)Check out the unicyclist. He's the guy who's currently in the Columbia Sportswear commercial.
Look at these side by side bridges. Like something out of Dr. Suess.