Monday, December 26, 2011

BlackBerry Ad Features Funk Faking Night Riders

They are like the cool version of us!

At my point attack I soar at you like an eagle,
I'm the sheriff, and bitin' is illegal.
So next time in town, I highly recommend this,
you gots to chill, because I'm strictly business.

Mission Accomplished, Capt. Cara

chromes a lot, southern night rider, muy gangsta

For the most part, since starting Oct. 1, Capt. Cara rode during the day on her Seattle to New Orleans bicycle voyage.
But when she crossed the line into her home state of Louisiana, it was at night, and she was drinking.
This may amount to the most epic achievement by any night rider in the history of the union.
She arrived home on Christmas, pedaling most days, but not all.
Congratulations, Cara! You did it!

Read all about it on Cara's blog.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Keep Yo Shit Tight, Aight – DIY Bike Repair Stations in the U District

Photo: David Tan/UW Daily
There are now five self-service bike repair stations open 24/7 on campus, making the University District a most hospitable neighborhood for night riders. Not only can you drive a Memo's Washington burrito all up in your guts, ogle drunk sorority sisters, and score a twump twizzie from one of the Ave's entrepreneurs with very little effort, you can fix minor mechanicals on the fly.

Here is the UW Daily's story on the Dero Fixit stations.

Most helpful are the bike pump and the repair rack. No crank remover or bottom bracket tools, but they have pedal and headset wrenches available. One less monkey to stop the show.

  • UW Medical Center
  • Spokane Lane north of Kane Hall
  • Thurston Lane near Bagley Hall
  • the IMA
  • William Gates Hall

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

The bollard and the damage done

Sept. 17, 2011 - 8:57 p.m.
Mr. Q, after the wreck

Trust No One In The U District

Mito trusts me to make coffee in the morning.

Here is a picture of Nick ...

Nov. 8, 2011 - 12:09 a.m.
... where he looks bad ass. This was taken minutes before we wrecked.

Monday, December 5, 2011

For Immediate Release - Active membership at all time low

i'm not angry, just disappointed
SEATTLE -- Active membership in the Night Riders Union of Seattle has dipped to a historic low and could fall all the way to zero before the end of the year.

AWOL riders, increasingly cold and soon to be wet weather and injuries have left the night streets of Seattle unmolested. Hills are being left unbombed. Alcopops are not being ingested. Virgin reaches of the Puget Sound region are going unconquered and women in revealing night club attire are not being ogled. Experts expect recovery will be slow and boring and also annoying.

To maintain good standing status, members must complete a 25-mile night ride with another member every month.

Only two injuries have been reported among members in good standing, but considering there were only three members in good standing to begin with, that amounts to more than a 60 percent drop in active membership.

Jeremiah, the remaining healthy night rider, hasn't reported any missions. And if even if he did, it wouldn't be an official ride without being accompanied by another union member.

But that may not be true for long, said Armand Tanzarian, spokesman for the union's Judicial Committee. Jeremiah could change the night ride requirement that at least two members be present. Just like that.

"And he wouldn't have to tell anybody. It is possible he already has. You should call him before sending out your press release," Tanzarian said.

Tanzarian noted that union bylaws allow any member to change the bylaws for any reason.

"But nobody does. Why? Because nobody follows them anyway."