Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been taking you along to various scenic and ethnic districts located in MY Town. Unfortunately, I’m not particularly familiar with the ACTUAL places they represent. I’ve been to Death Valley and eastern Illinois, but not enough times to say that I truly know the character and depth of those fine lands. And I’ve NEVER been to Australia, Great Britain or Germany.
Today, all that naivete goes away. I’ve been to Seattle, WA about a dozen times, and most of those times I’ve had my bike with me. That pretty much makes me an expert on that great city. I love it. I love the moderate climate. I love the scenery. I love the cultural sites. I love the music scene. I love the seafood, beer, and coffee. I love the hip, urban aura of Seattle. Plus, my son lives there, so there’s THAT.
I know it’s almost impossible to imagine that MY Town has a neighborhood called “Small Seattle,” but by the time you’ve finished reading this (assuming you DO read this) you’ll be a true believer.
My plan is to build up enough oom-pah-pah to ride around Small Seattle and take some pictures. For each of those pictures, I will show equivalent photos from my trips to the original Seattle. I figure that’s the least I can do for those of you who aren’t experts on Seattle, Washington like I am.
Sad to say, I haven’t been able to explore the Puget Sound communities north of Seattle on my bike. I’ve heard they are very nice. One of them is the birthplace of two Cycle-365 Challenges — The Holiday Challenge and this month’s Empty Challenge. But I think SMALL Seattle has some suburbs with similar features.
Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.