Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ridin' Dirty - Long as I can see the light

Beacon hill's view includes the skyline, both mountain ranges, the ferries, and the wonder bread sign floating above the central district.

Friday, July 26, 2013

It's been a good summer

Profiteering attempt during heat wave, poorly executed - July, 2013
Nighttime heat waves may be on the rise. You're welcome.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Chicago bike share passes the stoned cyclist test

Chicago started its bike share program, Divvy, in July, and it went over like a fixed election.

All over downtown, tourists can be seen helmetless on the blue bikes, clumsily getting in the way.

Seattle is moving on a similar program. Will it harm bike rental shops? Will our helmet law put a damper on the fun? Will our hills and hair-raising thoroughfares prove too intimidating?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Everett day ridin' - try to get it before it gets you

On the banks of the snohomish, eating a sandwich and waiting for the sun, watched a dog-sized creature thrash in the water upriverr 100 yards. what is it? a shark? and aligator? a shark wrestling with an aligator? an otter doing yoga? it could be anything, that's what makes everett such a magical place.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ridin Dirty - It's a pretty good rain

Dim the house candles for the lightning, over renton, under an arm pit nook of interstate 5,waiting out the rain in the dark. With the bats, and the lightning, can a body rightfully protest? sometimes,when a heavy truck is passing overhead, and a wave of thunder rolls up the duwamish, one must have young ears to discern which is which.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

Long time, no post.

John Pepys here.  Early in the summer here in 2013, I've been doing more night riding than ever.  Yet it's been a long while since I've actually taken the initiative to post here.  But tonight was a special case.  In addition to my logging a short solo ride down to Harbor Island and back, Secretary Gentle had tasked me with a mission.

Now, the details of the mission were (and remain) classified, so I can't discuss the specifics here.  Suffice it to say, it involved a fair amount of intoxicants, as well as a handful of daring, quasi-legal acts.  While the Union and its staff would never advocate, condone, or endorse a wanton disregard for the laws of the Sovereign State of Washington, a slight bending of the law can be tolerated when such acts are deemed essential for the advancement of the Union and its members.