Being a resident of the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle, I was happy to hear about SDOT’s plans to show some love to Greenwood Ave. It’s a well traveled route- essentially an arterial route for bikes headed north to south. Once you reach N 85th street- things change a bit. It goes to a 2 lane road, traffic speeds up, shoulders get sketchy, and it seems as though you are riding in the Wild West.
This weekend is the Tour de Fat. If you have been before, you know it’s a good time. After the party at Gasworks, head to the afterparty at Brouwer’s Cafe. At this afterparty, you’ll get to drink more tasty beer and then get on the bikes and go fast.
It’s free, there are prizes, and there is beer. If that isn’t the holy trinity then I don’t know what is. See you there.
After party starts in the afternoon. Register at 5pm for Emerald Sprints, race 6-8pm.
Three generations of riders on this beautiful little edit. If you are looking for an amazing mountain bike trip- it looks like the folks at www.mtbholidayscotland.com can make that happen. Though if you are the type that doesn’t like to drive around to get to a place to ride- taking a helicopter to the top of a mountain may seem a little more ridiculous than pushing your fixed gear up a hill to “bomb” down it.
July 24th 2010, 30 brave souls, some of whom raced last year, some who were new- came to test their legs and try their luck at what is a difficult race indeed. By one rider’s GPS, it consists of 3000 feet of elevation gain over the 44 mile course. This was the second annual Tour de Watertower, longer than last year, and with much hotter weather (last year it rained and hailed.) After working through the paperwork, we’ve got some results.
2nd place Mens: 2 hours 39 minutes, 48 seconds: Charlie O.
3rd place Mens: 2 hours 43 minutes, 24 seconds: Max S.
1st place Womens: 3 hours 27 minutes: Jessica W.
DFL (also 1st fendered bike): 4 hours 36 minutes: Professor Dave
Times are listed below.
Thanks to Zac at Cascade Bicycle Studio for hosting the event at his shop, where we screened the Tour de France before and after the race as well as the prizes that he donated. A “Job well done” to all that attempted, and especially those who completed this difficult course. We hope to see you back next year! Also a big thank you to the volunteers that were at the checkpoints, keeping track of times and riders.