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    Nice. You’re making a compelling case for me to take a bike vacation there.


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    I've officially been in the Seattle area for a month now, and there's still so much more to explore. Here's more from Washington!

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    View of the Stadium light rail station from the SODO ("SOuth of DOwntown") Trail which runs alongside the light rail for about a mile (I have an upcoming video in the works for this short-but-sweet trail) - the station is about a half mile from both Safeco Field (baseball) and CenturyLink Field (football & American football)

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    On my way to a Cascade group ride, I encountered this slight traffic delay at the Fremont Bridge - also, no, I was not riding the Limebike in front of me

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    Walrus on a bike! The muralist is Ryan Henry Ward (goes by Henry), and he's a local artist to the area - my favorite kind of art is street art, whether it's mural and/or graffiti - Henry's website is here: http://www.ryanhenryward.com/

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    Boardwalk on the Springbrook Trail in Renton - I have only ridden it once, but will let y'all know what it's like when wet

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    IKEA is less than a half hour bike ride away, WOOHOO! Back in VA, I lived about a 2 hour ride from either IKEA, so this was a welcome discovery - note in the pic, I overestimated the size of my bike trailer and had a bit of bumping against the rear wheel, but I still got my shelf home

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    I believe I see a lime green Freezing Saddles band on the top tube of your bike at IKEA. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KWL View Post
    I believe I see a lime green Freezing Saddles band on the top tube of your bike at IKEA. Well done.
    Yeah, that is my commuter bike (and trailer) which I brought with me from VA; I had left all my FS stuff on it. Btw, there are actually 2 FS bands (top tube and front fork) and 3 FS tags (all on bike bag, one facing the other way) in the pic if you use a keen eye

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    First off, I want to let you know that I received the book that y'all signed. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm reading a few notes from it each day, and it helps me get through the homesickness.

    For this week, I've got photos from a ride I did the other day that just about made me fall in love with Seattle a second time. I went on a ride after picking my Chinook bike up from the bike shop (had to remove and replace a screw attaching the bike rack to the bike that had sheared off) that took me around Elliott Bay at sunset. I've only attached 5 pics here, but the scenery was just majestic.

    I rode on the Elliott Bay Trail which goes by a massive container ship loading apparatus (think grain conveyor belts except gigantic) and features multiple sections where the pedestrian path runs completely separately from the bicycle path
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    sunset over Puget Sound from the Elliott Bay Trail (at Elliott Bay Park)
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    viewable seemingly from everywhere around the Seattle area, I caught a glimpse of Mount Rainier in red from (I measured it and added the map to the image) about 60 miles away!
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    riding south of the Seattle Waterfront on my way to West Seattle, this part of the Elliott Bay Trail reminded me of DC's Metropolitan Branch Trail
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    I was cyclist #1157 to pass this bike counter (at 7:42 pm) at the West Seattle Bridge, and I saw cyclist #1158 as she was coming the other way on the bridge; it still amazes me to see so many folks passing through sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    First off, I want to let you know that I received the book that y'all signed. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm reading a few notes from it each day, and it helps me get through the homesickness.

    For this week, I've got photos from a ride I did the other day that just about made me fall in love with Seattle a second time. I went on a ride after picking my Chinook bike up from the bike shop (had to remove and replace a screw attaching the bike rack to the bike that had sheared off) that took me around Elliott Bay at sunset. I've only attached 5 pics here, but the scenery was just majestic.

    I rode on the Elliott Bay Trail which goes by a massive container ship loading apparatus (think grain conveyor belts except gigantic) and features multiple sections where the pedestrian path runs completely separately from the bicycle path
    Click image for larger version. 

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    sunset over Puget Sound from the Elliott Bay Trail (at Elliott Bay Park)
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    viewable seemingly from everywhere around the Seattle area, I caught a glimpse of Mount Rainier in red from (I measured it and added the map to the image) about 60 miles away!
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    riding south of the Seattle Waterfront on my way to West Seattle, this part of the Elliott Bay Trail reminded me of DC's Metropolitan Branch Trail
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    I was cyclist #1157 to pass this bike counter (at 7:42 pm) at the West Seattle Bridge, and I saw cyclist #1158 as she was coming the other way on the bridge; it still amazes me to see so many folks passing through sometimes
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    We miss ya!! Looks beautiful there!

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    Funny story. I've been to Seattle many many times, mostly years ago on connecting flights in and out of Alaska. I've only seen Ranier once! I couldn't stop staring.

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