cowboy, steel horse, etc
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Rock Springs, WY
Bikes: My War
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I've you're just trying to get up to your starting point quickly, cheaply and easily, I'd roll I-5 up to Tumwater, exit 101. Take a right off the exit, then Left on Capitol Blvd. Catch the 13 bus to downtown OLY, Then catch a bus to Seattle. Should be about $5 worth of city bus rides to get to North Seattle from Tumwater.
Start out around 5am on a Saturday and you can get to OLY before traffic gets really bad. Don't get on I-5 'til 179th street.
Same stipulation that BengeBoy noted, however. Must be OK riding on mostly 10'+ wide freeway shoulder typically 5-8 feet from 70mph traffic. Run Mr. Tuffies, as the shoulders are dirty!
I'll give you more details if you think this is the route for you.
OR for $51 booked in advance, you can throw your bike on the Cascades and take the train all the way up.
There's also a $1 bus from Salmon Creek to Longview with a stop in Kalama I've always wanted to try. There's also a Longview to Tumwater bus that's only a buck.
Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 08-27-09 at 05:57 PM.