Call to Action:  Complete the Burke-Gilman

Late-breaking news from Cascade yesterday, regarding a budget amendment that was introduced on Monday. The amendment would provide $6.8 Million to complete the Burke-Gilman trail within the City of Seattle.

From Cascade’s Breaking News:

Attend the City Council Budget Hearing on Tuesday, October 30 and offer your support for funding for the Burke-Gilman Trail. Each citizen is allowed 3 minutes maximum to address the Council. Arrive at 5 p.m. to secure your place in line. Address:

City of Seattle Budget Hearing TODAY!! Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 p.m. City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2nd Floor 600 4th Avenue

If you can’t attend the hearing, call or email the Council on Tuesday Oct. 30 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The phone number is 206-684-8821 and the email address is budget@seattle.gov.

Those of us “regulars” on the Burke are all-too-familiar with the missing link in the Ballard neighborhood, sending cyclists and other users through rough industrial roads and over parallel and rather precarious train tracks. The completion of this section is a huge win for the thousands of multi-purpose users through Ballard each year.

Many different ways to ride a bike

Submitted by a reader and from the Telegraph UK, we have a story about a man who was caught trying to have sex with a bicycle. There’s also a follow-up story on how exactly one would do that and if it would hurt.

Sure we love our bikes, we’re Bike Huggers afterall, but we don’t go that far (that I know of and I don’t want to know otherwise).

A light travel bike

Under 4 pounds isn’t racer light, but for a travel/touring bike with S & S couplings and Paragon dropouts, that’s really good.

Update

Total bike weight in Single Speed Mode is under 18 pounds. I’ll post the details of the built bike in another ready-to-ride post.

from the Bike Hugger Photostream.

Riding in San Antonio

I’ll ride in San Antonio later this week. We’re there on a related business trip and I’ll have the Modal with me for the first ride. Are any of our readers from San Antonio or have ridden there?

It looks like the terrain and region is similar to Austin where I have ridden. Speaking of Austin, during a ride to Creedmoor and back, is when the Bike Hugger concept was first thought about.

Update

A reader responded with a tip to ride in The King William district south of downtown, stop by Bluestar Brewing, and possibly the trail to the Missions. I found the SA Wheelmen.

Bike Calendar Girls

As seen on a bike shop wall … the Bike Calendar Girls poster

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The 2nd annual Lovely Ladies on Beautiful Bikes calendar is out and the release party is on November 1st at Conor Byrne Pub.

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