Taking a spin with Spin

After running a few errands on foot yesterday afternoon, I wandered my way through the neighborhood on my return trip home. I was making my way past a popular playground park when I spotted this: Spin is one of two private bike share companies (the other is LimeBike) that launched services in Seattle this month.... Continue Reading →

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Bike up!

In urban, traffic-gridlocked Seattle many folks (me included) often opt to move around the city by bike. The Fremont Bridge, a drawbridge spanning the Lake Washington Ship Canal, is a bicycle thoroughfare. It links Fremont and other North Seattle neighborhoods to Queen Anne, South Lake Union and downtown. It connects the Burke-Gilman Trail, which parallels... Continue Reading →

Riding a bike can be meditative. The rhythmic revolution of each pedal stroke and steady breathing can help clear your mind and put you in the present. It feels natural¬†then to make a short pilgrimage to the bicycle prayer wheel in Nord Alley. The wheel is mounted outside Back Alley Bike Repair and is available... Continue Reading →

As a bicyclist, the desired road taken is often the road less traveled. Not the case with Mount Rainier's Sunrise Road.¬† This classic national park road is narrow and twisty as it winds upward 3000 feet to Sunrise Park (elevation 6400 feet) and an in-your-face view of the mountain. In the summer, this road is... Continue Reading →

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