Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Pacific Northwest Idaho | Oregon | Washington | Alaska

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-23-09, 09:15 PM   #1
djwid
Raptobike Rider
Thread Starter
 
djwid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Woodinville, WA
Bikes: Raptobike Lowracer, Redline Conquest CX, Cruzbike Vendetta
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Seattle I90 question

I am riding the SIR Populaire on Saturday. I would like to ride to the start from the East side. I know where to pick up the I90 trail but have never ridden it before. Where does it dump out in Seattle?

The directions say:

From North by bike:
Take 1st Ave S until you get to bridge on the Duwamish.
Bear right on side road instead of following traffic over bridge.
Find bike path that follows east side of bridge southbound.
Turn 180 after crossing bridge and follow bike path South
Bike path ends - Turn left on S. Holden St.
Right on 5th Ave S.
Left on S. Kenyon St. - follow it around to 10th.
How do I connect I90 with 1st Ave S?
Thanks
Duncan
__________________
My stable:
2013 Redline Conquest CX
2010 EasyRacer GRR
2015 Cruzbike Vendetta
2009 Raptobike Lowracer #0067
My blog
My bike pictures
djwid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-09, 10:48 PM   #2
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is how I do it:

- Take I90 bike path across I90
- When it ends at the Mt. Baker side, take the sharp left at the end and keep going uphill through the Mt. Baker Tunnel
- You'll end up on a bike path going through the park. Follow that bike path across Martin Luther King and 23rd Avenue
- The path will head downhill; when you get to the bottom of the hill follow it around to the right; it will dump you on to Hiawatha Street. Take Hiawatha two blocks to Dearborn; turn left on Dearborn.
- Follow Dearborn under I5 to Maynard
- Left on Maynard to Airport Way
- Airport Way two blocks to South Connecticut/Royal Broughum Way (just under I90)
- Follow that to 1st Avenue South.

Last edited by BengeBoy; 06-24-09 at 12:45 PM.
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-09, 11:30 AM   #3
djwid
Raptobike Rider
Thread Starter
 
djwid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Woodinville, WA
Bikes: Raptobike Lowracer, Redline Conquest CX, Cruzbike Vendetta
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank you very much.
__________________
My stable:
2013 Redline Conquest CX
2010 EasyRacer GRR
2015 Cruzbike Vendetta
2009 Raptobike Lowracer #0067
My blog
My bike pictures
djwid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-09, 02:05 PM   #4
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Bikes:
Posts: 13,660
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
This is how I do it:

- Take I90 bike path across I90
- When it ends at the Mt. Baker side, take the sharp left at the end and keep going uphill through the Mt. Baker Tunnel
- You'll end up on a bike path going through the park. Follow that bike path across Martin Luther King and 23rd Avenue
- The path will head downhill; when you get to the bottom of the hill follow it around to the right; it will dump you on to Hiawatha Street. Take Hiawatha two blocks to Dearborn; turn left on Dearborn.
- Follow Dearborn under I5 to Maynard
- Left on Maynard to Airport Way
- Airport Way two blocks to South Connecticut/Royal Broughum Way (just under I90)
- Follow that to 1st Avenue South.
Pretty much what I would - but note that it's easy to end up on Rainier (well, the sidewalk) instead of Hiawatha when you come down the trail's hill past the tennis courts - just be sure to keep right at the bottom like Benge said, I think there's a little fork there.

If you end up on Rainier just ride the sidewalk a few blocks to Dearborn, but Hiawatha is a better bet.

Btw I'll be volunteering on the ride - should be a good one!
__________________
cat 1.

blog
mattm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-09, 02:17 PM   #5
djwid
Raptobike Rider
Thread Starter
 
djwid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Woodinville, WA
Bikes: Raptobike Lowracer, Redline Conquest CX, Cruzbike Vendetta
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Btw I'll be volunteering on the ride - should be a good one!
It will be my first Rando experience. I am excited and a bit nervous even though the distance is not an issue.
__________________
My stable:
2013 Redline Conquest CX
2010 EasyRacer GRR
2015 Cruzbike Vendetta
2009 Raptobike Lowracer #0067
My blog
My bike pictures
djwid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-09, 11:41 AM   #6
papawizo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: near Olympia Washington
Bikes: Merckx Team SC, Merckx ti with a lot of miles, Cannondale T1000, Tandem Tuesday
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
duncan,
I will be on a carbent...my first official bent brevet(did a 200k permanent last weekend) but have done a ton of other brevets all on df's. I imagine the "volunteers" Robert, Chris, Matt, Dr. Codfish (various wives) have designed a route with sufficient hills to make it worth our while. The urban populaire previously was a doozy. But i did those on my df. I guarantee the support will be great. You will love it. The people are always awesome. see you there
John Vincent
papawizo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-09, 11:56 AM   #7
djwid
Raptobike Rider
Thread Starter
 
djwid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Woodinville, WA
Bikes: Raptobike Lowracer, Redline Conquest CX, Cruzbike Vendetta
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Darn it.

The offer I put on a house fell through and I need to resume my search on Sat instead of doing the populaire. I would have loved to see John on his Carbent and MattM. I will email update the SIR site as well. I am sorry to miss you all and wish you fair winds and great views.
__________________
My stable:
2013 Redline Conquest CX
2010 EasyRacer GRR
2015 Cruzbike Vendetta
2009 Raptobike Lowracer #0067
My blog
My bike pictures
djwid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-09, 03:55 PM   #8
mattm
**** that
 
mattm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CALI
Bikes:
Posts: 13,660
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 58 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by djwid View Post
Darn it.

The offer I put on a house fell through and I need to resume my search on Sat instead of doing the populaire. I would have loved to see John on his Carbent and MattM. I will email update the SIR site as well. I am sorry to miss you all and wish you fair winds and great views.
Sorry to hear - but there's always the 100k "mountain" populaire later this summer!

Hope to see you on the road soon.
__________________
cat 1.

blog
mattm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-09, 12:19 AM   #9
djwid
Raptobike Rider
Thread Starter
 
djwid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Woodinville, WA
Bikes: Raptobike Lowracer, Redline Conquest CX, Cruzbike Vendetta
Posts: 400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I will aim for the 200k coming up in July I believe. It will be after the STP and I should have a house by then right ...
__________________
My stable:
2013 Redline Conquest CX
2010 EasyRacer GRR
2015 Cruzbike Vendetta
2009 Raptobike Lowracer #0067
My blog
My bike pictures
djwid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:42 AM.