Thanks to everyone who turned out for last night's "75 Classic Rides: Washington" slideshow at REI Issaquah! Always great to catch up with old friends as well as make some new ones. I want to thank Tom Meloy also for taking me on a 3-hour ultra-cool Grand Ridge-Duthie Hill mtb ride from his Issaquah home. Here're some pics:
Tom on one of the smooth fun-as-hell berms at Duthie Hill Bike Park.
Riding across the Log Bridge on the Grand Ridge Trail. Almost lower Mullet-ish, innit? (For all you Galby riders.)
So you can get an idea of where this is in relation to I-90 and Issaquah (sorta), here's a photo of the trailhead map.
Blurry boy rides the berm.
Tom's all-carbon S-Works Epic. Nice bike or what?
Though I'd never been on Grand Ridge before, I visited the Duthie Hill Bike Park just before it opened about two years ago. Here's a story I wrote about it for The Seattle Times. Here's our route on Strava: