Friday, May 28, 2010

Going the distance

Sounds like we will be going to Portland in August. Which means preparing now for long hours on a bike. Just like the Mercer Island Water Polo team (state champs) is gearing up for long hours in the pool.

So... The 13th is on a Sunday and Nate brought it to my attention that this would be a great opportunity to shake the cob-webs off the distance riding legs and perhaps start shifting gears from riding "near with beer" to "far with bars".

Anyway, I seconded his motion to ride east, do a bit of distance (not too much) by doing a clockwise circumnavigation of the island of my employ and finish with a toast at the Roanoke before heading back to a Seattle ZIP code for more toasting as success is guaranteed.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Seattle To Portland For Free - August 6-8

Ok bunnies and hawks. The deal is this: Last year Brandon, Monica, Joe and I rode the STP4FREE. It was pretty awesome. This year, a certain bunnyhawk will be getting married on the weekend of the actual ride, thus prohibiting other bunnies and hawks from wanting to ride this year.

The solution? We ride on the first weekend in August. This will accomplish the following:
1. Delay the ride for the sanctity of marriage
2. Let us ride AFTER the event so we can use the road markings
3. Let us ride with fewer D-bags on the road
4. Act as one giant Birthday party for Brandon
5. Get a cheap, non-sold-out hotel room so we don't have to worry about a tent
6. Allow everyone to ride for free and not feel guilty for pirating the ride
7. Lessen the number of times you hear "on your left" - yeah, no shit...
8. Place the ride in American Adventures Month, World Breastfeeding Week, and Single Working Women's Week
9. Shorten the wait time at the Olympic Inn in Centralia at the half way point
10. Be fun for all

So join me and some other people in Riding From Seattle to Portland (in two days) For Free.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


This guy needed a huge laptop in '94. Now his whole bike would be about $7.99 worth of iphone apps.

Technology moves fast. Way faster than any bearded recumbant rider. My average commute has, probably, twenty times this computing power. Crazy!

Props to Steven Roberts for being an early adopter of mobile technology.

Oh yeah, he lives on Camano Island and is now making a giant computer boat.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

VELOCAR. Bikecar support for the price of an autocycle

Godamn. I saw it down the street from my house. I thought "Hey maybe
I'll sell my car or my bike or both and get one of these."


Friday, May 14, 2010

Lucky 13

We got a few people together to ride a very short distance.(might be the shortest BH ride yet). Got sukered in to the BIG beers at the Triange and proceded to learn a new lesson:

Talking about money during an economic downturn hurts peoples feelings.

-People who have some will feel guilty.
-People who have none will feel sad.
-People with an unrealized earning potential will feel confused about what their next stage of life should look like.

Its fine if we are talking, "Hey pony up for another round." but I motion to keep impassioned discussions about M-N-Y out of the BH repertoire.* I sincerely apologise for my part in the first ever bummer ride.

*at least until the unemployment rate improves or its the eighties again, when talking about m-n-y was as cool as JaMESSpader

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Workshop in Issaquah

Workmates -"Ride where? For what? Huh??? That's unpossible."

Me -"Sukkas!"

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!

Okay. So this is a week late, but let's still ride for the Pagan celebration of Bealtain. I know it's been a while, so this will be a mellow one (but doesn't have to stay that way.) Start at noon at the sculpture garden beach. Proceed to the boxcar. Cross the locks to the tin hat. Over to the little red hen. Down to the zoo on eastlake. This is a democratic club, so substitutions will be welcome!

When: Saturday May 8th

Where: Olympic Sculpture Park beach (you know what I mean)

Who: ALL Bunnyhawks plus anyone else who knows how to rock

Why: If you have to ask, then you can go to hell!