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Ted’s snow pictures and movies

Subscriber Post by Ted Timmons (Contributor) on January 3rd, 2016 at 5:05 pm

When I saw the weather was snowy this morning I tortured my indoor-only kitties and then geared up to go bicycling with my cycling friend Jeremy, aka @kitchen.

We met down by Voodoo donuts. The lack of a line meant we actually went in to buy a few to fuel ourselves. I had a tiny cruller but Jeremy went for one of the largest donuts they have.

After that we rode through downtown, helped a stranded car driver, observed stranded buses, and then rode across the Tilikum bridge. It was about noon, we were the 13th and 14th riders to go east.


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We then looped along the Esplanade and up onto the Hawthorne Bridge:


After that, we rode through downtown and then to Western Bike Works for some better tires.

Here’s a clip video showing what it looked like downtown, on the bridges, on the Esplanade, and so forth. There are some moments of questionable behavior from people driving cars in there- it’s like Where’s Waldo, except in this case Waldo will kill you if you don’t find him in time.

While we were at Western Bike Works, we borrowed a proper fatbike from an employee. Here’s Jeremy on it:

I broke the PDW fatbike fender while wheelieing the bike, but thankfully I wasn’t far from a bike shop that carries a replacement. Thanks to the WBW employee for lending his bike!


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  • Anne Hawley
    Anne Hawley January 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the tour! As someone who’s too chicken to bike or drive when two snowflakes accumulate, I appreciate the views that I’ll probably never see in person.

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    Spiffy January 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    lots of fun! I too couldn’t resist the urge to ride in the snow and made a trip to the local margarita bar and dispensary in the quiet whiteness…

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