The Chehalis River
To continue last year's Northwest tour, Steve Fox and I met a few riding friends in Elma, Washington and headed south.
From left to right: Steve Fox, Steve Sipma, Linda Roddy, Sheila Ross, Mary Bradley, Noreen O'Brien. And in the foreground Steve Fox's awesome new HP Velotechnik Scorpion 26.
Central Washington, the flat lands
Near Centralia we discovered an unopened new bike trail. Consider it open now.
After a long day on the road, we met for an unhurried dinner in the historic Centrailia downtown. Good food and beer, unhurried conversation. We sat in a front window booth, well away from the earnestly awful house band.
You could do a lot worse than end up in downtown Centralia. This beautiful old hotel, now converted to offices and condos, was a few blocks from an antique railroad station. Both have seen some Washington history.