Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
I volunteered with Cascade Bike Club today, soliciting these postcards from bike commuters to give to the Seattle City Council for tomorrow's installment in the "Please Finish the BG through Ballard" saga. As a 20-year resident of the area, I see both sides of the "old light industrial Ballard vs. new urban growth village Ballard" impasse. I like the scrappy side of blue collar businesses, plus I benefit from the gentrification of Market Street. Both are economic drivers and it's not an "either/or" decision. Let's get past the fighting, please.
These look enticing but the only place I'd eat one of these valentine themed cakes is in Germany. They know how to work with chocolate. If the weather on Tuesday is decent, dry if cold, I'll be volunteering on the Burke Gilman trail in Ballard, collecting valentines to biking from any commuting cyclist who cares to stop. I'm not exactly sure what I'll be doing, but when I show up at 6:30am I'm sure the Cascade Bike Club person will have it all figured out.