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    I'll see if I can fit her into my carry-on...

    I'll see if I can fit her into my carry-on luggage :D
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    Seattle to Washington Visit

    Hi y'all, it's been over 6 months since I was last in town, so it's time for another visit!

    I will be flying back to the DC area for a week-long visit with family and friends from the early...
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    Scoot-ing around Seattle

    This past Saturday, I was able to give yet another DC-area bicycle friend a nice bike tour of the Seattle area. This time, it was scoot who joined me for a ride through the rain starting in Bellevue...
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    Midnight Saddles - Spring 2019 Video

    As per usual, it took a couple of weeks, but I managed to finish my video for the spring 2019 edition of Midnight Saddles.

    I had a hard time dealing with the darkness (it was night, so it was...
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    I found something else that might be a problem....

    I found something else that might be a problem. Notice where the police (peace officer) is parked in this screenshot (1:53 in the video)?
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    Hey, at least they put some orange cones out!
  6. History tidbit: the building was designed by...

    History tidbit: the building was designed by architect Nathan Wyeth who also designed the West Wing of the White House. It later became the Mexican Cultural Institute.

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    Stained glass...
  7. Thanks, Bob (scoot), for joining me yesterday!...

    Thanks, Bob (scoot), for joining me yesterday! Here are some pics from the ride:

    Monkey bread scone and mocha coffee at Northside Social; riding across the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge
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    Rowing...
  8. Final Bobco85 Spring 2019 Ride to Mexican Cultural Institute

    Before I fly out on Saturday afternoon to go home, I want to check out one of my favorite events from when I lived here: the free open embassy tour (more information on this site on Cultural Tourism...
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    Sticky: I designate this new coffee shop: Cafť Ciclisto...

    I designate this new coffee shop: Cafť Ciclisto del Steveo

    I had the cafe mocha leche. The barista was snarky, but the coffee did its job to wake me up, and the pastries were good (hmm, did I eat...
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    Glad I Got My Brakes Repaired

    Well, since I'm in town for this week, it's only fitting that I'd have a Missed connection while here!

    Here's the site where it happened: https://goo.gl/maps/irBxE6HQkoEd3SQ69

    And here's the...
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    I had a thoroughly good (and sometimes wet) time!...

    I had a thoroughly good (and sometimes wet) time! It was really nice to enjoy one of my favorite things to do when I lived here which was to bike around DC at night. The city has a different vibe at...
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    Haha, I would love to, but itís not necessarily...

    Haha, I would love to, but itís not necessarily kosher to wear one for non-official Cascade rides. Youíll have to come out on one of my rides in Seattle to see me wear it!


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    No worries, Iíll be in town until the 4th. See ya...

    No worries, Iíll be in town until the 4th. See ya when you get here!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What Karen means to say is that she's definitely...

    What Karen means to say is that she's definitely going to be there. We are, by sheer coincidence, flying on the exact same red-eye flight from Seattle to Dulles Friday night/Saturday morning!
  15. This was my first venture into tactical urbanism,...

    This was my first venture into tactical urbanism, so I kept it limited to non-destructive (no damage to pavement, no graffiti needing clean-up, etc.). But I do like the ideas on how to take it a bit...
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    I will be there! I'm flying in on a red-eye from...

    I will be there! I'm flying in on a red-eye from Seattle Friday night (I arrive in town around sunrise on Saturday), but I will make sure my bike is up to snuff to do some riding.

    I miss riding...
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    Let's Bike the Foothills Trail

    In what is now the farthest trip I've made on my bike from my apartment in the Seattle area, I rode to the foothills of Mount Rainier a couple of weeks ago on the first imperial century I've done...
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    Yes, you need to schedule one, and yes, I would...

    Yes, you need to schedule one, and yes, I would love to join that Saturday night :cool:
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    Coming Back from Seattle to Visit!

    Hi y'all, I'm coming back for a weeklong visit to the DC area! I'll be in town from Saturday, April 27 (after taking a red-eye, zzzz) through Saturday, May 4, and while I will spend a lot of time...
  20. Part 3: Deployment and Destruction After...

    Part 3: Deployment and Destruction

    After wrapping them up to make sure the mulch/soil didnít spill out en route, I put them on my bike trailer and under cover of darkness headed to the...
  21. Part 2: Acquisition and Assembly The flexposts...

    Part 2: Acquisition and Assembly

    The flexposts kept getting hit, broken, stolen, repeat ad nauseum. The city wasnít replacing them often enough, and drivers were just cutting the corner to drive...
  22. Tactical Urbanism in Seattle: A Story in 3 Parts

    Part 1: Injured Schoolchildren

    Quick introduction on street safety and the city of Seattle: South Seattle is poorer than the rest of Seattle and thus gets less funding and improvements for general...
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    I dispute that claim as someone who used to ride...

    I dispute that claim as someone who used to ride on parts of Seminary Road between George Mason Dr and Beauregard and between Kenmore Ave and Janneys Ln. It's not the best road to ride on (especially...
  24. You've got a couple of options for good routes in...

    You've got a couple of options for good routes in that area. I haven't ridden in that area since 2017, but here are a few options of increasing lengths starting from GW's Grist Mill off Mount Vernon...
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    Snowy Seattle Commute

    Well, it took all the way to February this winter for the Seattle area to finally get some snow, but it was glorious! I made sure to ride my bike through the snow to get to work on Monday, and it was...
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