Every place I live, I wind up having a favorite ride. I don't sit down and pick one; I like to explore, take back roads, and routes I've never been on. After a while, I just find myself preferring one path over the other ones available. Like a favorite song, I keep doing lots of other rides so that it doesn't get "played out," but always seem to prefer one ride over the others.
Hopefully lots of people from or near Seattle will post a few suggestions for rides I haven't done yet, but since this is for the Pacific Northwet, nothing anybody will post in here will be all that far away.
So, please, describe your favorite ride, and why you like it? Photos would be awesome, and if you have one, a gpx file would probably help other people who might want to check your route out.