The Road Ahead, Tacoma Narrows
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As daylight returns in increments, We reflect on what has passed,
The season of Love and compliments, If only it would last!
We can escape with loves intent, To all Joy will be cast!
Your ride asks for acknowledgement, For freedom lent it hast!
Get on your bike, the instrument, our future is forecast!
The wheel our pen, the road parchment, We write the travels vast!
This ride goes south from Colman Dock to the Kent Valley and Sumner on the West Valley Road. It turn west-northwest on the River Road through lower Puyallup and Tacoma. We take Schuster Way through Ruston and climb via Pearl Street, to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge! After crossing, back roads deliver us to Gig Harbor, and our lunch at iL Lucano for Italian fair! Departing town, the road winds and rolls its way through Olalla with an occational glance of Vashon Island across Colvos Passage. Manchester is our doorway to Sinclair Inlet and the fabulous shore road to Port Orchard! We will delight in the foot ferry crossing to Bremerton where we dot the " i " of our spirits with espresso at Frasche Cup before the return to Seattle on the Bremerton Ferry. 47 years ago we would have been on the Kalakala!
Bring tubes and tools as we will be "out-in-the-sticks"! Lights will be beneficial.