Sunday, August 2 Day 1 Everett to Sedro Woolley, WA 98 miles, 4800' of climbing
The day started early with a 5:30 breakfast and 6:15 departure so that we would all be on the 7 am ferry to the island.
During the first half of the day, the route was in rolling, woodsy areas that were just...NICE. Trees, flowers, not much traffic, but also no views of the ocean.
A few miles after Deception Pass, at our Mile 74, we had our lunch stop. Lots of good food and service by the helpful staff. We use plastic plates and utensils, and the staff wash them for the next food stop. They were always busy stocking the food and keeping us riders happy.
Soon I crossed over I-5 and was headed to our destination town, about 10 more miles. When I reached our motel, the riders who had already arrived (most of them) were busy cleaning, lubing, and adjusting their bikes while waiting for 3 pm when the rooms would be ready. Everyone here seems to know all about maintaining their expensive bikes!
On this tour we are on our own for dinners. There weren't too many choices withing walking distance, so Bob and I went to a Subway and found most others there too. No 6"ers for us...after 98 miles, we all ordered the foot-longs!