I really enjoy riding Mt. St. Helens. I’ve done it a number of times now — at least three previous times that I can think. This year, after 2020, I’ve felt really, really fed up with riding on all the same old roads around my house, so this week while Ian and Benji were gone, I took Wednesday off work and arranged to ride Mt. St. Helens again. It’s a good use of time, since that activity takes all day and usually has a huge impact on the family.
However, there’s some backstory on this St. Helens ride. First of all, I emailed a group of biking friends to see if anyone wanted to join me. One recent biking acquaintance, Simon Snoeck, said he’d like to join me. It’s always good to have a ride buddy on a remote activity like that, so I was happy.