Bamboo, Bespoke, bananas, Big House, Bob
I finally saw Geoff’s homemade bamboo bike at Trader Joe’s. He’s going to make more of them, too! But he’s not going to whittle any fenders so you’re on your own there. “Why do I need fenders if I’m going to get wet anyway?” Hardcore.
We paused on our way by Dutch Bike Co to watch them unload a big truck of inventory sent back from the Chicago store, which just closed. Sad situation, but the Seattle store is doing well…thanks in small part to the amount of bananas we buy, I’m sure.
We headed up 20th into Ballard which looks very gradual, but its mile hill felt longer than the mile up Stone. We stopped along the way to check out the Church of Trike–or as I just learned it’s called, The Big House in Ballard.
From little trikes to little bikes: we ended our ride at Salmon Bay Park, which is across the street from Bicycle Bob (NW Sloop Pl and 19th Ave NW) where our friend just got a $18 little pink Trek.
I decided to ride home through Phinney, thinking it’d be nice to get the hill out of the way at the beginning rather than the end of the trip. I think I ended up with more overall altitude gain, but compared to last time I made this trip, it’s certainly easier in cool weather than hot.
Today’s miles: 16.3 miles
October cumulative: 24.9 miles
Days missed: 1