It’s been a cold and rainy fall but we managed to find a good day to take our new E Bikes out for their maiden voyage.
We started at Cedar River Park and followed the Cedar River Trail south through the woods where the trees were a riot of color.
We paused to watch the salmon continue their journey up the river –
and continued our way across an old railroad trestle bridge.
We followed the trail to the other side – where it continued near the Maple Valley Highway along the river.
(We flew down the path and my bike wanted to go faster than the posted 10 mph speed limit – I couldn’t help wondering who would know.)
About halfway down the 17 mile trail we discovered Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area and took the path to a hidden, peaceful section of the river.
The area was new to us. According to King County’s website, “Cavanaugh Pond is the only Class 1 wetland in the Cedar River Valley, meaning that it is of the highest quality of wetland ecosystems. There are stands of alder and cottonwoods on site, and current restoration projects are working to control invasive vegetation and establish native forest. Cavanaugh Pond supports spawning sockeye salmon in the fall and provides year-round habitat for other fish and wildlife species.”
Bob was happy to find a new spot to fly fish; ‘catch and release’ only during the summer in case you wondered.
I was happy to find a place to sit and watch the river go by. We’d be back.
But back to the E bikes. They worked great! They were easy to operate and made riding fun and effortless. Yes, you peddle but your peddling gets regular boosts. Hill coming up? Need a little more power? No problem, just flip the switch for even more help!
So the verdict is in and it is YES – we highly recommended electric bikes!