Last Wednesday I took a solo roundtrip ride from Cle Elum to Ellensburg in Eastern Washington. The ride was sixty miles, rolling downhill on the way out and rolling up hill on the way back. I followed Highway 10 along the Teanaway River. It was a clear sky fall day, twenty eight degrees at the start rising to the mid fifties by the finish.
This is quite possibly the only road ride I’ve done in Eastern Washington. The scenery was fantastic with fall colors in the valleys and early season snow dusting the peaks of the Stuart Range. The road surface was smooth, plenty of shoulder and the notorious Eastern Washington winds were barely enough to move the high grass in the roadside ditches.
The highlight of the ride was a quick lunch of coffee and a hamburger at Rossows U-Tote-Em, just outside of Ellensburg.