Originally Posted by nukemm
If you get a chance, make your way up to SR20 and head west. The pass is still open and conditions are favorable (well, they were today according to WADOT). That'll dump you out in Sedro Wooley, just a hop, skip and a jump from the border, too.
EDIT: Forgot to mention how much I've enjoyed reading this RR. Great to see old bikes on the road in more than a bike night capacity. I appreciate your tenacity in overcoming each of the challenges the old girl has thrown at you and could stand to take away some of that attitude myself.
I was through that route years ago, in the summer and I loved it.
This time I think I am going to head up hwy 3 to Princeton, the up 5a to merrit. I haven't done that route in quite a while either, and if I remember its a pretty nice ride.
I may have mentioned before that I started in on this trip with an old, unknown to me bike, and that I expected mechanical issues. If I was riding a newer bike, and had these kind of issues, I might not have been so easy going about it......