Jun 272013

4th day of my challenge to see how many consecutive days I can ride my Trikke 10+ miles.

For today’s ride I started at the parking lot on the east end of Chiawana Park and trikked 1 mile to the end of the bike bath at the west end of the park, turned around and trikked a little over 4 miles to the Blue Bridge. Once there, I decided to attempt to climb the slope to the top of the bridge.

I surprised myself by actually making it to the flag at the top of the Blue Bridge. My arms were worn out. The bike path ramp up to the bridge is narrow and appears not to have been swept clear in some time, the sand littering the trail making carving up the incline quite challenging. Once on the bridge walkway, carving on the windswept concrete path was much easier even though the path is quite narrow.

The path along the river is fairly well maintained. Much of today’s ride was wide and smooth. Even with quite a number of folks riding bikes and families taking evening walks, it was easy to pass the pedestrians and be passed by bikers. Some of the trail, between Road 88 and Road 92, has not been widened but at least most of it seems to have been resurfaced recently.

Where to ride tomorrow?

Day 4

  • MapMyRide: Map
  • Distance: 11.21 miles
  • Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes
  • Max Speed: 17.4mph
  • Moving Avg: 7.9mph
  • Total Ascent: 173ft
  • Total Descent: 212ft
  • Consecutive Miles: 43.72

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May 252013
Trikke Route 2013/05/24

Trikke Route 2013/05/24

Great Trikke ride along the Sacajawea Heritage Trail this evening after work. Started at the little parking area at W. A Street and 25th Ave. in Pasco and rode west all the way to Chiawana Park. The path is well kept and fairly smooth and I think I will be returning to this area more often.

It is my furthest ride so far, just under a 10 mile round trip. To go any further west I would have to ride in the bike lane on Court Street to the I182 bridge. I could extend the route to the east, by either starting at or heading to the Cable Bridge. Someday soon, Bridge to Bridge to Bridge. Cable, Blue, & I182.

Here are the stats:
Route on Google Maps – Total distance: 9.8 mi
– Total time: 1:17:12
– Moving time: 1:16:06
– Average speed: 7.6 mi/h
– Average moving speed: 7.7 mi/h
– Max speed: 15.2 mi/h

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