Today was the start of nine day trip that will include a few days in the Seattle area. While the weather sucked in San Diego it was downright awesome in Seattle. My orginal plan was to rent a bike today and potentially get in a ride tomorrow. With sunny skies and low 60s for temps, I made some tweaks to my plans and made a dash straight to the place I rented a bike from last time I was here. I was stoked to see that had a new fleet of rentals and I would get to be the first person to break in a nicely built 29er hardtail. I had a few hours of daylight left so there would be no exploring today. I was soon at the Green Mountain trailhead. I have ridden here a few time so I would pretty cool to just enjoy a ride without any route figuring.
After scrambbling around through my luggage to get the bike stuff altogether I was headed off up the trail.
While there some loops and options you can do at Green Mountain I opted to basic out-and-back on the Wildcat Trail up to the top of Green Mountain.
Wildcat is a multi-use trail that also includes motorcycles. While this tends to make the trail a little wider, it also means there are lots of bermed turns that are simply a blast on the return leg coming back down the mountain. And a blast I did have. It was a great day to nearly finish up the day. After the ride, I took my dirty funky self to the hotel where I got some odd looks from some other the folks in the lobby checking in. I’m pretty sure I had a better day than they did.