By now you know that the Car Free Days family isn’t always prompt about posting to our blog. We have the very best intentions to keep it from getting old and moldy, but often life gets in the way and we push those blog updates aside.
We’ve officially taken procrastination to new heights. I’m more than a little bit ashamed to admit that this video edit is almost 4-years in the making: we’ve been saving this un-edited footage since August 2008. I started to edit it a few times but I just never got around to finishing it (kinda like Tim’s plan to finish his kid bike series). Continue reading →
Posted in bikes, extravehicular activities, family cycling, kids, longbikes, xtracycle
Tagged 2008, bikes, kids, reading, seattle, summer, xtracycle
We pedaled up to the local tree lot over the weekend and picked up our Christmas tree. Although the novelty of hauling a large tree by bike has faded a bit, it was still pretty satisfying to pull up to the tree lot on our bikes, park right in front, choose our 6′ Noble fir, strap it to Tim’s bike with very little effort, and pedal home. No drama, no fuss, no big deal. Continue reading →
Posted in alternative transportation, BIG Loads, bigger than here, bikes, kids, seattle, streetsblog, sustainability, xtracycle
Tagged 2008, christmas, Christmas Tree, local, seattle, streetsblog
I spent an amazing Saturday at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. While I’m not the type to drop $5k on a bike anytime soon, it sure is fun to
look gawk at these incredible bikes/works of art (and talk to their very friendly builders) in person.
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Posted in bike lust, bikes, longbikes, PDX
Tagged 2008, art, bicycle show, bikes, cargobikes, framebuilders, NAHBS, portland