I love bikes. I like riding them through the woods. I like working on them. I even like riding bikes on roads, but I’ve never been a road biker. To me road biking has always seemed a bit like raw oysters. I take one look at it and I think, “I don’t want to try it.” Despite their slimy demeanor, I really like oysters. Once I got over their looks, they taste pretty damn good. Maybe road biking would be like that for me. This summer I decided to not only try road biking, I decided to embrace it in all its spandex glory. My climbing could suffer. The mountain bike could collect cobwebs in the garage. Along the way, I discovered the joy of riding through my city.
By the way, the hill I’m riding in the end of the episode extends from the top of First Hill down into the International District through various cultural sections. I love it. So many good restaurants.
Music: Magnesium Light by DREAMEND • I Can’t Feel by Matthew Dear • Jerks on Ice by Elk City • Animus Vox by The Glitch Mob
Music provided by IODA Promonet.