Connecting South Prairie to Black Diamond

Connecting some more lines.

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  1. I had originally planned to do something like this a few days ago, but that didn't work out due to a shifter cable braking early into the ride.  This was my intended route then, which was only 110 miles:
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  3. Due to the repairs I had made to my glasses making my glasses essentially unusable for riding, I've been wearing non-prescription riding sunglasses.  Prescription glasses are on the way, but on my previous completed ride I ended up with a nasty bit of eye pain.  I also got a nasty bug bite on 4 July:
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  5. In order to deal with both, I took a minimal dose of ibuprofen every four hours.
  6. The ride itself started at about 05:00.  I took 1st Avenue South to the Duwamish Route and the Green River Trail.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  9. Next up was the Interurban Trail south from Tukwila.
  10. It seemed as though the winds were against me along much of the ride, but they got worse when I was on my way home hours later.
  11. Not only were there lots of rabbits about, I also saw roadkill of a number of sorts later on this ride.  One could actually smell it decomposing and there were thick clouds of flies on the corpses.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  14. I also met a young lady while stopping to eat here who was heading south.  She was riding on a fairly upright bicycle, but has done things like riding from Colorado to Seattle.
  15. After completing the Interurban Trail, I left the West Valley Highwsay to go through downtown Sumner.  After my last ride on the Foothills Trail in which Google Maps told me to make use of a dirt path to cross under a highway and connect to a gravel farm road, I devised this route instead.  This way was much better.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
  18. Right before the trail, I saw this house.
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    Picasa Web Albums - Neil Hodges
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