Igor Tolkov

Oct 30, day 176: return to Seattle

I had breakfast in Granite Falls. Then I rode along the highway toward the Centennial Trail.

I had a thought earlier that on the last day of the ride I had to get a flat. I did not imagine I would get a screw through the tire, but I did. See 📷3. I kept the screw.

When I got to the trail, I discovered I left my little hydration backpack in Granite Falls and rode back for it. Unfortunate, as that highway was busy, and the shoulder had a lot of trash. It was a big difference from the calm roads - even the major ones - on the other side of the mountains.

The rest of the ride was in familiar territory. I still had my GPS assistant on but didn't need it anymore. Down the trail to Snohomish, across the valley, up Broadway, across the freeway and into Woodinville, then over to the Samammish River trail and along it to UW.

And then I crossed the bridge and headed back to Kirkland.

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