Seattle is a huge biking town, but I’ve been outside of that world since I moved here. Well, I finally jumped in and bought a used bike this past week; it’s a 2004 Gary Fisher Tassajara mountain bike with hybrid wheels. I don’t think I’ll ever be an uber-serious biker, but I have high hopes that I’ll use the bike to get around and help myself get into better shape. Jeanne has a bike as well, and we’re looking forward to getting a bike carrier and hauling ourselves out to some trails (if anyone has suggestions on easy trails, I’d gladly accept the advice).
Being the beer guy that I am, I’ve also started thinking about what beer places I can ride my bike to. The toughest thing about riding a bike in Seattle is all the hills…I live right on top of a damn big hill (Beacon Hill). I should be able to ride to Collins Pub, Columbia City Alehouse, Elysian Fields, Pyramid and just about anywhere in Capitol Hill. Getting there should be easy. But, getting back up that hill is not going to be fun. Wish me luck.