|My Trusty Mount this Morning, a Nishiki Olympic 12, Owned by my Mom Since New|
|Schwinn "Ruler" Bike Rides Comfy|
Now, after finding an Allen key to move the seat all the way to the top, I'm mostly riding my mom's Mixte Nishiki Olympic 12. This is a very sweet riding bike that is almost entirely as purchased for my mom by my dad. It needs a bit of TLC, but not much more than that. Hugh could get this bike ready for a new owner in a couple of hours. At Ocean Shores, merely thirty miles away from the Hoh Rainforest, the bike could benefit from a set of fenders. It's either been foggy or rainy every time I've ridden it. Not a Texas wet, either, but the drizzly kind that goes on forever.
Anyway, while some of the roads have traffic going along them, with drivers that haven't really accounted for the fog, most of them are like the road show below. On such roads, you need a map, so you don't wind up going the wrong way entirely. Still, as long as you DO have that map, they'll get you where you want to go without much delay. Stop signs along such roads seem pretty optimistic, but we stopped anyway, just in case any motorists were lurking about who needed good examples.
|Typical Ocean Shores Road on a Typical Foggy Morning|
|Gray Whale House Decor in Ocean Shores, Washington State|
|Deer Abound at Ocean Shores|
|Sharkey's at Ocean Shores|
|Quintessential Espresso Stand - Note the Hydrant|
|Starbucks is not the only Major Seattle Coffee Chain. Note the Roundabout in the Background. The Bike Lane Ends Right Before it, But Because We|
Ignored the 50-Foot Long Bike Lane, We Had No Problems
|Linda A Contemplates the Beverage of Choice. Tully's Now Owns the Old Rainier Brewery in Seattle|