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Entries filed under 'STP'

    Our Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic Rest Stop: A Time-Lapse Video

    fileEvery year, REI headquarters in Kent, Wash., is the first food rest stop for the 10,000 riders of the 200-mile Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP) put on by the Cascade Bicycle Club. It's a truly impressive sight to see that many riders (and nearly just as many different bikes), not to mention all the work that goes into organizing things. Big ups to all the volunteers! Anyway, here's a little time-lapse video taken from around our rest stop—see if you can spot the Disco Wizard amidst the ...

    Posted by Keith E. on July 11, 2011 5:42 PM & Tagged Cycling, STP, Seattle to Portland, Time-lapse, bicycle and video | permalink | Comments

    Seattle to Portland Bike Ride's Rest Stop Report: "So Much Awesome"

    fileHow do you support thousands of cyclists in a span of a few hours? You bring a lot of food, beverages, Honey Buckets, mechanics with mad skills, awesome logistical kung fu, a small army of volunteers, James Bond and a DJ. For many years, REI headquarters’ location has served as a rest stop for the Seattle to Portland (STP) bike ride. This past weekend was the ride, so lots of behind-the-scenes action went into whole shebang, including the setup of tents, tables, bike corrals and placement of ...

    Posted by Keith E. on July 21, 2010 6:15 PM & Tagged Cycling, STP, Seattle to Portland, bicycle and rei | permalink | Comments

    On Getting Started and Pondering One's Firsts in Cycling

    fileSo, this whole blog thing—I’m here to write about cycling. Let me tell you upfront that I’m relatively new to cycling, and there’s a lot I’m still figuring out… but I love that. Thrive on it, possibly. I’m rediscovering a lost love from childhood. Part of what’s made this rediscovery so rewarding has been, with a healthy dose of hindsight, the many “firsts.” Things that innocuously, surprisingly, and covertly happened along the way… Like the first time riding a bike… …to the park …to the game ...

    Posted by Keith E. on June 3, 2010 5:28 PM & Tagged Cycling and STP | permalink | Comments

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