Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gay Ride - georgiatown

Underneath I-5
The highest court, and they are often high, struck down DOMA, and now not only is marriage equality a little less murky in some places, its a whole lot brighter here in wash state. as beth q might say: 'giving my yays to the gays!'

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Seattle Rules, Portland Stinks

Ship Canal Trail connection to Interbay: totally awesome
As can be expected in a town that attracts transplants, and with our cultural fascination with "data" and comparing ourselves to others, Seattle often gets compared to other cities, and often enough, doesn't measure up.

We don't have a nightlife, Eastcoasters say.

It's cold, Southerners say.

It's unfriendly, Midwesterners say.

It's gloomy, Californians say.

These are all good points. In fact, complaining is justified when trying to get a decent dinner at 10 p.m. in February while cruising for chicks in nothing but a diaphanous dashiki.

Of course, Oregonians have a lot to say, and there are a lot of them, as we have an economy that isn't based on trust funds and dreadlock technology.* Despite our differences, and despite the Oregon Ducks, we tolerate our southern neighbor because we need them just as much as they need us. They provide our cardigan factories with a cheap source of beard hair, and having Portland so close helps Seattle's reputation. Next to the creepy homogeneity of Portland, we come across as cosmopolitan and friendly.

But because we are very much alike -- speak the same language, worship the same gods, etc. -- Portlandingers are left to complain about cycling in Seattle. Because Portland, if you haven't heard, is bikable. It's common knowledge.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Welcome to the I-90 bike tunnel, brah

Its raining here, summer storm, started in factoria, right after we arrived. Called off ride, went to memo's. About 35 mi.

Ridin' Dirty - north lake loop aborted

Once again, porn bridge leaves us satisfied. north lake loop, 1st time in a while. Its raining pretty hard here at the bridge of porn.- President Q

on the origins of porno bridge: it could be teenagers. some kid who works at 7-11, or safeway, and has access to a photocopier. its probably not a woman. im 90 % sure its a dude. it could be a perv.

right now, waiting out the rain. two pieces of porn when we arrived. there will be three when we leave.

Monday, June 17, 2013

To all you skeet skeet motherfuckers

father's day. did you call your dad today? Teens did a grab and run from the 7-11. an 18 pack. the clerk gave the dispatcher a generic description of a white, young white suburban white male.

it's nothing but a headache for the clerk. so much paperwork. But worst of all are the questions, with their implications about his manhood. Why didn't you try to stop them?

"i'm not allowed to stop anybody from leaving the store," he said.

cops flooded the zone, the one place the beer thieves would not likely be. shoreline police drive black and white cars. they dont give a damn about the three foot rule. bombed perkins ... or is it gilman?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Water water everywhere

If a little rain falls in June, run. And hands off of the tourists when chilling on the waterfront. they help keep the lights on.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

They ride single file to hide their numbers

Interlock'n,beacon hill, rainer beach. at seward park, we watched as the wind blew a ghost yacht out to sea.

A figure eight!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Save the Date! - Night Riders Union of Seattle to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary Sept. 28

shit yeah
Contact: Sec. Bobby Gentle

  Night Riders Union of Seattle to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary

To commemorate Seattle's only union for night riders, the Night Riders Union of Seattle will mark its fifth anniversary with a special event Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013.

The union's Celebration Committee is currently taking suggestions on what kind of special event should be held.

"Right now the conversation has not shifted far from suggestions for taking a ride, maybe at night, maybe on pot brownies," said Committee Chairwoman Connie Swails. "It's wide open."

Suggestions can be sent to:, or by using the union grievance form on the website.

Although September weather tends to be drier than the rest of the year, union officials said the special event will take place rain or moon shine.

The day marks one of the first official night rides in 2008, although the date of the original night ride is not known. That is, the people who were there can't remember what day it was.

"It was a different time back then, more innocent," Swails said. "People hated Republicans again, the Lusty Lady was entertaining folks for mere pocket change, and anybody could get a home loan, be you a stripper, a welfare cheat, or a newspaper reporter."

Swails also indicated that the union's private cellar of vintage alcopops, including those produced before the ban on caffeinated beverages, would be available for new member induction ceremonies.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ridin' Dirty - a fingerless kind of night

Lance David --Dec. 19, 1958 to May 1, 2013

Thirty miles of blunts and brownies, 15 more to go. Bar time at the Fourth Avenue Subway, Wednesday night, INXS' "New Sensation" is playing over the speakers. A young drunk woman in a skirt keeps slapping her male companion, who keeps promising he is going to do something about it. "Woman!" he says.

Another drunk woman, younger still, stumbles into the women's room in bare feet and says, "You're an angel," to the gnomish sandwich artist.