For the first time in 9 years I decided to take my camera to the after-party. I found a lot of happy people. If you like the picture enough, let me know. None of these have been through post, so I could clean up your portrait a bit. Great to see you all there! I look forward to 2014!
This guy (or gal) was rockin’ the scene at the 2012 Procession of the Species.
Jesse was apparently quite the champ during his first violin recital. My beautiful wife is so thoughtful, she cooked him a violin themed meat pie in honor of his first recital!
Look at my cute girls!
I like the phrase “starter crank.” I loved planes as a boy, but now I’m bitter about the symbolism. Is this an attempt to poke at jingoism? I love the tone of the shiny metal, truly.
HIgher res available.
My sister passes along the OMSI planetarium manager’s useful local timeline:
“For the Pacific Northwest viewers, the penumbral eclipse begins at 3:33 a.m. PST and the umbral shadow takes a small, dark bite out of the left edge of the moon starts at 4:45 a.m. PST. For 66 minutes of the partial phase, the darkness engulfs more of the moon’s disk as it slides into the shadow. The partial eclipse ends and totality begins at 6:06 a.m. PST and the point of the greatest eclipse occurs at 6:31 a.m. PST. The eclipse’s total phase will lasts for 51 minutes. The moon will be only 6.5 degrees above the north western horizon at the instant of the greatest eclipse.”
So setup your camera tonight!
Saturday morning. BYOL. Contact me if interested. Location dependent upon age of participants.
I was talking with my CSA farmer about using a bike or a trike to haul boxes of veggies around the farm. While there is quite the spectrum of cargo bikes and trailers, hauling loads over unimproved paths seems challenging for small wheeled trailers. He also has a 26-inch wheeled dock-cart that could be towed with a creative hitch.
Have you seen bikes or trikes in use on farms? Please share what you think are the drawbacks and solutions.
Three halogen lamps, three batteries. Upgraded to clipless pedals.
Like every day should be, of course.
It was a very bicycle-lifestyle day today. Family ride to early breakfast in Fairhaven. Biked in the Moving Planet procession to the Library. Bought some used bike parts. Cuddled Jesse when he fell off his run bike. Cheered the riders as they rolled off to Cherry Point. Picked up groceries by bike and swung by bike shop. Put different fat grips on bikes. Allowed an aquaintence to test out my recumbent and discussed ergonomics for his wrists. (Ever considered stacking bar-ends?) Adding Tuffies to my tires and doing brakes on my gray bike, adding lights for the winter and adjusting the handlebars and adding a new bike lock.
I would have liked to have spent more than a few minutes at the Bellingham Bike Plan table with these nice huge city maps that charted the bike lanes. I had to orbit the kids for the most part, and they wanted library time. I heard a fraction of Mayor Pike’s speach.
The number of people that showed up for the Bike Bellingham rally was better than none, but still really … not like a crowd the size of the Farmers Market. Really, the in-bike crowd seemed to show up. It would have been great to have held this gathering right in Railroad Ave between Market Depot and Boundary Bay Brewery, and block vehicle traffic. Mayor Pike and the other presenters would have been heard much broadly. And the bike master plan idea would have been circulated much more broadly as well.
Who wants to join us at Columbia School?
11am – Ten city bike rides from 10 schools in Bellingham, to converge downtown at City Hall and Library. Meet in front of: Happy Valley, Sunnyland, Kulshan, Shuksan, Fairhaven, Columbia, Larrabee, Silver Beach, WCC (meet in front of Laidlaw Building), WWU (meet in Red Square)
*Join your nearest listed school location, dressed up with decorated bikes,
helmets required, parents must accompany kids
12-2pm – CLIMATE RALLY and INFO FAIR
– Bike Skills Course for Kids with everybody BIKE from 12-1pm
– Guest Speakers beginning at 1:15, including Mayor Dan Pike
– 350.org group photo just before 2pm.
2 pm – Advanced Ride to Cherry Point, with a send off from everyone else.
**Looking for volunteers AT event (setup, take down, bike skills course, resource collection), Please contact Jill at 360-201-3093 if interested (text ok) or email email@example.com.
***Thank you to the following sponsors: Sierra Club, Climate Solutions, Surfrider Foundation, RE Sources, Transition Whatcom, Cascade Community Wind, Forest Ethics, Adventures NW Magazine, SSC, Fairhaven Bike, Earls Bike Shop, Mount Bakery, Community Food Coop, The Bagelry, Jacks Bicycle Shop, Fanatik Bike Co, Kulshan Cycles and Hammerhead Coffee
keep updated at facebook.com/350bellingham and ‘like’ or moving-planet.org!
…pssst…pass this on and invite/add your Bellingham friends to this event!
The Bike Bellingham ride is a fossil fuel conciousness ride. Kids are encouraged to decorate bikes. I am interested in doing Bike Bellingham Sep 24 from Columbia School to the Library. This is obviously a short ride, should be good for kinders. If you’re interested in doing a bike decoration party, want to set a meeting spot at Columbia or the library, and maybe want to leave the rally early to engage in lunch at a playground, I’d like to hear your ideas.
http://www.whatcomlandtrust.org/2011/08/brewhaha-october-1st/ http://bbaybrewery.com/news.php?c=Events — no details posted there. 2010 description here: http://www.zvents.com/z/bellingham-wa/brew-ha-ha–events–144440545 It sounds like a fun thing to bike to. I’m presently undecided.
No bike events for the Reynolds on Oct 1.
- Friday: ice cream ride
- Sat: Pickford Bike-in Movie
- Sun: Easy and 60mi Coffee hunt
I’m looking forward to Sat. On Sun, I will be taking a ride to Lummi Isl.
Last weekend was a great ride to the Scottish games with Liam and Cody on their own bikes and Roz towing Elzy. Jesse and I were on the Xtra of course.