Monthly Archives: July 2007

Hitomi’s Folding Bicycle

I was on a roll this week, contacting the fine folk at Bike Friday regarding a customized folding bicycle for Hitomi. She picked up a magazine at Uwajimaya about traveling with bicycles and trains in Japan, and I suppose interested … Continue reading

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Vashon Island

I've been on Vashon Island a few times — by kayak — before. But today was the first time on the roads. (That is, unless I was too young to remember.) This morning, I rode from my home near Greenlake … Continue reading

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Route Finding

I've been finding on my Tuesday rides with the Cascade Bicycle Club, despite having been in Seattle twenty years, I still haven't explored very many streets and routes. Largely, it's been the result of where I have needed to go … Continue reading

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STP

The route: The last half of Saturday and first of Sunday were the most scenic. I can't say I would choose much of this route for scenery; Renton, Kent, Pullayup, and Spanaway ("Spam-away") were boring to ride through; the approach … Continue reading

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Stone Way Lanes

One the joys of riding in the city, on city streets, is participating in "driver education." This is because, many drivers have gotten angry at me, and try to teach me where or how I should use the road. And … Continue reading

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Ninety Degree Ride, Women, and Ice Cream

Near the end of Tuesday Night Surprise ride, the leader asks: "Does anybody want to stop for ice cream?" Seattle's been in the nineties, it seemed reasonable to want something cold to eat. Somehow, all at once the women riders … Continue reading

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Changing an Over-the-range Microwave

Our GE Microwave stopped cooking food recently. Actually, since we moved in, I noticed it would start making strange sounds and stop cooking food more and more often. Apparently, there's some sort of element ("magnetron") that goes bad in these … Continue reading

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