I took a ride up to Chuckanut Drive on Saturday. From Seattle I rode up to Mukilteo for the Clinton Ferry. I met a couple of guys waiting for the ferry - Reed and Evan. They were on an R6 and an CBR600F4 - cool guys helped to orient me for the Whidbey Island ride - if you're on this forum, cheers! Also met Mike on the ferry - lives in Clinton and rides a ZZR, nice to meet you. I was a little disappointed riding Whidbey - bad timing maybe, as there was too much traffic and the roads were not really challenging. Much more pleasant than the interstate though, and quite scenic so I'm not grumbling. Deception pass had some nice stretches but again, the traffic was heavy. Great sights though. I enjoyed Chuckanut Drive - a real gem. I'll definitely do this trip again off hours and during the week to catch quieter roads. Nice to see an ethanol free gas station right at the end of ride in Fairhaven. Very handy. I have a question for the local experts - A couple of people (including Reed and Evan) have mentioned taking in La Conner and Conway on the way to Chuckanut. Can anyone suggest a good route incorporating those places, for next time? I wish I'd had more time on Saturday, as when I got to Fairhaven I noticed Mount Baker highway beckoning (I loved that road in the car).... But I had to head straight home instead. So a nice ride with lessons learned.