Does anyone continue on 20th to Gilman making a right on W Emerson and then over the overpasses to get to Nickerson? This is longer but seems less challenging than right on dravus and holding left lane uphill to get to 15th Ave W to Nickerson. I don't mind left-lane biking (ride Third Ave in to work), but I'm really slow uphill and felt very uncomfortable trying to do all this on Dravus yesterday. (Not looking to spark a religious debate on taking lanes and going slow, just looking for thoughts on the proposed alternate route.)
I don't want to go all the way to the Ballard Locks all the time. This is already a roundabout way to add miles on the way home.