Headed up to Artist Point from Glacier yesterday with Titanium Cancellara, the man in pink. (It's Ride 35 from my "75 Classic Rides" book.) Actually the goal was to ride as far as the Mount Baker Highway has been plowed clear of snow; we figured maybe a mile past the upper ski lodge. We were very pleasantly surprised when, after passing beyond the gate keeping cars away (see below), we were able to keep going and going and going ...
... all the way to Artist Point. Though, to be honest ...
... the last 300 meters or so was a shallow, slushy mess which had us backing and forthing between pedaling and walking.
Heading up the Mountain Baker Highway, just past the Powerhouse Hill (which Strava rates a Cat. 3) but before the Cat 1 climb to the upper ski lodge.
Heading for the killer hairpin turn where, during the Mount Baker Hill Climb race, things become one giant spot of bother.
... at Artist Point.
As always though, an amazing ride!