Well, I pondered where to post this.... so if this is not the right place - please feel free to (kindly) set me straight. I considered the following locations: women's, commuting, PNW (here), and clydes/athena's. I'm hoping this was a good choice.
I would like to commute from Auburn (downtown) to Kent (downtown) via the Interurban trail as far as I can. (North in the morning, south in the evening.) The remainder of the commute would be on the least-busy streets possible. I plan on riding at least 3 days per week, working up to more if I can figure out how to manage all my work-crap. I'm a middle school teacher and will practice my ride several times before school starts again.
So... is there anyone that currently rides this route who is interested in accompanying me? I am not very speedy (yet), I am not in very good shape (yet), and I fit the bill for appearing to be a 'Female Fred' (not likely to improve). I have wanted to do this for over a year now and I'm ready to take the plunge. It would be nice to have a riding partner, but I would go it alone too... I'm determined and committed so I won't let you down.
Feel free to PM me if you are interested or up for the challenge or know someone who might be.
P.S. I'm not really a social butterfly or chatterbox, so anticipate a quiet commute. I do have a pretty good sense of humor, though, which is necessary for surviving middle school students!