Scene in Edmonds: Three generations of cyclists cruise Sunset

From left, William, Mark and John Davies on Sunset Avenue.

Three generations of intrepid cyclists passed through Edmonds on Saturday, as they included Sunset Avenue as part of their course.

John Davies, 79, lives in Seattle’sWedgwood neighborhood. On Saturday, he arranged to meet his son Mark and grandson William at their home in Innis Arden for a 20-mile family bicycle excursion, part of which included Sunset Avenue.

John cycled to Mark’s home, adding an additional 10 miles to his trek, making it a 30-mile day for the septuagenarian.

Cycling, fitness and an active lifestyle clearly run in the family — Mark is a seasoned triathlete, having completed several Ironman events.

On Sunday Mark and William shared a tandem, and John rode his class 2 e-bike.

“I own two regular bikes and two e-bikes,” says John.  “I find e-bikes are much safer to handle and maneuver, and I end up riding a lot more than I would if were just using my pedal bikes.  Plus I can use public transportation with the e-bike, and save the hassle of finding a parking space.  But for today the e-bike gets me up all the hills and allows me to keep up with my Ironman son ”

— Story and photo by Larry Vogel

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