Cross-Windshield, Crosswalk, Cross Conversations

The other day, while riding through downtown in search of cool stuff to look at, shake or climb on, Little Oil and I found ourselves on 5th, under the Monorail tracks. Little Oil INSISTED that we…

Weekly Daily Ride Journal Roundup #3

Hey, Little Oil, Over the weekend, two weeks ago we: got some apples ate the apples said, “Hi!” to our friends, the workers at the Capitol Hill light rail station and amazing giant tunnel. they said,…

How the Hell? A Photo Roundup

How? what?!? no, no, really? How? And why? Anybody? Look closely at this one. Did they do this in order to steal the bike? What happens now? How far can you get on a stolen, but…

Why I’m Riding on Rainier Avenue, pt 3: On Confrontation and the Privilege of Having a Choice

continued from, pt 1: the Boogeystreet and pt 2: On Avoidance  Confronting the Boogeyman Thing is, I do ride on Rainier, and fairly often. For the last couple of years I’ve ridden this famously unfriendly-to-cyclists street…

Why I’m Riding on Rainier Avenue, pt 2: On Avoidance -updated!-

continued from yesterday, pt 1: the Boogeystreet Avoidance Strategies Since I usually value comfort and fun over time, (when I can afford the time) I usually take one of a few routes that eschew Rainier Ave….

Why I’m Riding on Rainier Avenue, pt 1: the Boogeystreet

The Big, Bad Road There is a street in Seattle, not a freeway or a highway or any place that cyclists are forbidden to ride by law, that nonetheless most cyclists advise one another to avoid…

Weekly Daily Ride Journal 2: A Perfect Saturday

Hello, Nice People! Here’s another Daily Ride Journal, where I’ll share with you some of the fun times our bikes are helping us have. What a perfect, and perfectly bikey Saturday we had this weekend! In…

Little Oil’s First Critical Mass

On Friday Baby Oil and I went on her first Critical Mass bike ride! I like Critical Mass. I’ve probably participated in between 80 and 100 Critical Mass rides in half a dozen cities. In my…

It’s Sillier By Bike

One thing I love about bike riding is the social aspect. I love riding with friends and chit-chatting as the city rolls by beneath our wheels. I really love all the chances to reach out and…