The pandemic rages on unabated here in the US, with no prospect of improvement — and that means I continue riding mostly alone or with Dad. And that means I continue taking bike selfies to prove to myself I’ve gone places.

In this edition, Dad and I took one excursion to Whidbey Island. You’ll see several pictures from there. Also in this edition, you’ll see more sunsets and evening shots as days get shorter and my after-work “commute equivalent” rides stay at the same time but change from late afternoon to evening rides.

You’ll also notice almost all fair-weather photos. Don’t let this deceive you: The weather has definitely shifted into a winter weather pattern of darkness and rain. I just don’t take pictures on rides in those conditions.

Snoqualmie Valley
Snoqualmie Valley, August 29, 2020 – One of my favorite views in the entire valley, looking south.
Wildfire Smoke Biking
The garage, September 12, 2020 – We “enjoyed” a week or 10 days of really terrible wildfire smoke in September. I set up my bike in the garage at my parents’ house. They air-conditioned the garage so it wasn’t excruciatingly hot and the air was clean enough to breathe.
Enatai Beach, Bellevue, September 20, 2020 – It felt so good to ride outside after all the smoke, even if it was on my rain bike (the morning started out wet).
Freeland Park, Whidbey Island
Freeland Park, Whidbey Island, September 30, 2020 – A little bonus wildfire smoke just in case we hadn’t gotten enough of it earlier in the month.
Fort Casey, Whidbey Island
Fort Casey, Whidbey Island, September 30, 2020
Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry
Mukilteo-Clinton Ferry, September 30, 2020
Norway Hill Bike Selfie
Norway Hill, October 14, 2020
Sammamish Plateau
Fountain in Sammamish, October 28, 2020 – I took the day off for other reasons but managed to sneak out for a long ride in warm, sunny conditions — very lucky for October!
Halloween Morning
Marymoor Park, October 31, 2020 A beautifully misty morning on an unseasonably sunny Halloween.
Daylight Savings Ride
Kirkland Marina, November 2, 2020 – I took this picture because it was the last of the daylight on my first dark ride after daylight savings.

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