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Urban Assault Ride

Urban Assault Ride: Introduction. I don't do a lot of organized (or even club) rides anymore, but this one sounded interesting to Hitomi and me. The ride consists of traveling to checkpoints (see the traveling salesman problem) and completing various … Continue reading

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Tweed Ride

elias & hitomi Originally uploaded by Eric Shalit Here's a picture (courtesy of Eric Shalit @Tubulocity) of Hitomi and I at the start of the first Seattle Tweed Ride. The ride was mostly populated with your typical Critical Mass folk–early … Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge Bicycling

Cape Horn Hitomi went down last year in October and rode along the Historic Columbia River Highway and instead of spending my weekend doing the RASPsody bicycle ride we decided to make a weekend of touring. We rode from Portland … Continue reading

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Seattle Bag Tax

For those of you in Seattle, you're voting in the August election to uphold (or not) a tax being levied against plastic shopping bags, or what's being called the Seattle Bag Tax. If you followed this link to an analysis, … Continue reading

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Sakura-con 2009

As Japanese guest liaison, I'm usually fairly aware of the work of my assigned guest. But in the case of Koichi Ohata unfortunately I had not really seen much of his work. So earlier in the week I rented some … Continue reading

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Icebike in Seattle

Quick movie plug before I review my ride: Check out The Ice Storm if you haven't seen it. "Best movie of 1997". Lots of sleet and difficult weather scenes. Big name cast. The Ice Storm (1997) It's been snowy these … Continue reading

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Seattle Tanning Salons: Brothels!

Interesting news in Seattle: Looks like several tanning salons were fronts for prostitution. I see a lot of tanning salons in Seattle. Having a tan in Seattle, especially in winter, would look fairly out of place. Especially if you were … Continue reading

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