Reports from the Traffic Apocalypse
by Byron on Aug 15, 2007 at 5:52 AM
From what I’m hearing, the traffic, it’s not so bad. But remember it’s just getting started …
“The bike commute was about 2x as crowded as usual but not a hindrance at all. I did notice light auto traffic the entire way from the lower bridge to Pike Place, so if you all get stuck in future days during “The Clog” you may want to consider the Avalon/lower bridge/Pike Place route.”
How goes your commute?
Affordable, cool, and cheap city bikes
by Byron on Aug 15, 2007 at 5:07 AM
Just spotted the “affordable, cool, and cheap city bikes” in Fall Colors from importer J&O. They’re also available from Dutch Bike Seattle, and at this rate, wherever fine bikes are sold.
For another flavor of Dutch Bikes, Seattle Bike Supply has Batavus in stock now and they’re shipping to their dealers after a delay.
Start kids off right!
by andrew_f_martin on Aug 14, 2007 at 3:09 PM
Mercer, Wisconsin is trying to get their kids to school - by bike. I remember riding to school a couple times a year, but never made much of a habit of it. It’s a great opportunity to open kids up to the sport and better yet - to a healthy lifestyle. Anything we can do to help pull them away from the XBox or PS3 is good by me.
Bike or Walk for a safer Stone Way
by Kelli on Aug 14, 2007 at 1:40 PM
Tomorrow evening, join Seattle Likes Bikes, FeetFirst and PedInRoads for another event protesting the elimination of an uphill bike lane on Stone Way North. Meetup at Gasworks @ 5:00 pm, ride from 5:30 - 6:30.
In the bike shop: Stem Welder
by Byron on Aug 14, 2007 at 7:34 AM
Here’s the guy that made your Control-Tech stem, back when Control-Tech wasn’t just a brand name on an import. He told me that when we first met, he was checking out Bettie, and our stoker stem and said, “I made that stem.” Cool.
He’s now welding titanium frames for Davidson and I bet has lots of industry stories.
a dude named Marcus
by Byron on Aug 14, 2007 at 6:01 AM
Back I think in 97 or 98, I bought a tri-color messenger bag from Alki Bike in West Seattle from a dude named Marcus. The bag was a shop sample, I got a bro-deal on it, and more importantly started a long-term friendship with Marcus. He wrenched my bike for years and also drank lots of beer with me. I rode with that bag just last week and today is Marcus’ birthday.
Tonight at Beveridge Place, we’ll drink with beers from Schooner Exact, his craft brewery and celebrate.
North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2008
by andrew_f_martin on Aug 13, 2007 at 9:30 PM
NAHBS 2008 is set to roll into Portland next February 8-10. I’ve wanted to attend the show that has been in San Jose in recent years. Now that it’s only 200mi away, I have no excuse. Maybe we’ll need to organize a ‘Hugger ride down - our own STP (and back) in February. Fenders would be a must.
Bicycle Film Festival 2007
by andrew_f_martin on Aug 13, 2007 at 3:22 PM
I still try to stay tuned in to my other home-town, the Second City - Chicago! The Bicycle Film Festival 2007 will be rolling through later this week.
The Jones Soda Pedicab
by Byron on Aug 13, 2007 at 9:03 AM
We rode over to the South Lake Union Block Party on Friday and spotted the new Jones Soda Pedicab. Made by Main Street Pedicabs, a version of their Pedal Pickup, Jones will load those up with sodas for the Seahawks games this Fall.
Tour de Fat Seattle
by Byron on Aug 11, 2007 at 4:29 PM
Anyone at Tour de Fat this weekend? We’re in Portland, racing, while others are riding the Portland Bridge Pedal.
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