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Old 05-22-13, 09:02 PM   #1
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Today my daily bike commute paid off

[video=youtube;a-NHWPeV0uc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-NHWPeV0uc[/video]
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Old 05-22-13, 09:21 PM   #2
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Old 05-22-13, 09:33 PM   #3
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Was that a bald eagle on the side? Are you close to water/fish? Cool capture on video!
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Old 05-22-13, 09:43 PM   #4
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Awesome! I just saw my first 2 bald eagles a couple of weeks ago while hiking/camping. They are magnificent creatures. Makes you proud to be an American
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Old 05-22-13, 09:58 PM   #5
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Was that a bald eagle on the side? Are you close to water/fish? Cool capture on video!
Yep, huge bald eagle. At the start of the video you can see him flying around. He took off with something in his mouth, a mouse or chipmunk or something, I couldn't tell.
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Old 05-22-13, 10:31 PM   #6
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Such beautiful surrounding! This is Seattle? As a New Yorker I envy you.
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Old 05-22-13, 10:47 PM   #7
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They're about as common as rats up here. Still very cool though. Makes me proud to be Canadian!
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Such beautiful surrounding! This is Seattle? As a New Yorker I envy you.
Yeah, my thoughts exactly.

OP, are you by the city? I wish my commute looked like that. I have some mountains but everything here is brown
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Old 05-22-13, 11:00 PM   #9
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My desktop wallpaper is something like that, all green without the road.

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They're about as common as rats up here. Still very cool though. Makes me proud to be Canadian!
Proud of the rats?

To paraphrase: they are as rare as a good cop down here.
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Old 05-23-13, 08:17 AM   #10
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Yeah, my thoughts exactly.

OP, are you by the city? I wish my commute looked like that. I have some mountains but everything here is brown
I'm on the east side of the lake across from Seattle proper. This stretch of the trail is in the Woodinville/Redmond area.
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Cool to see that and yeah, great path!
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Old 05-23-13, 08:38 AM   #12
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Cool! I once came across a bald eagle eating a fish while canoeing. I got to within 10 feet or so before he saw me and flew off.
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Old 05-23-13, 11:01 AM   #13
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Honestly, with that kind of places, I can hardly imagine why anyone with a sound body would not commute by bike. What is the fun to sit inside a car going through such places?
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Old 05-23-13, 11:07 AM   #14
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Honestly, with that kind of places, I can hardly imagine why anyone with a sound body would not commute by bike. What is the fun to sit inside a car going through such places?
Honestly I'm extremely lucky to have the commute I have. I'm on roads for less than 2 miles then I'm on this trail for about 8 miles before I get to work. It's really fantastic and I kick myself every morning when I remember that I've had access to this commute for 10+ years and only started riding my bike this year.

That's kinda why I ride every day now (rain or shine), gotta make up for that lost time.
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Old 05-23-13, 11:11 AM   #15
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Now each time you are there think how many envious eyes are watching

Is it safe to ride there at night?
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Old 05-23-13, 11:51 AM   #16
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Such beautiful surrounding! This is Seattle? As a New Yorker I envy you.
I have seen a bald eagle on the cliffs just west of the hook mountain nyack beach bike path just north of Nyack, Totally accessible from NYC.
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I came across a bald eagle once while hiking up in the New England mountains. He was not pleased that I was hiking near what, I guess, was his nest. He landed and spread his wings -- if the idea was to make himself look intimidating, it worked. You don't realize what the wing-span of a bald eagle is until you see one with spread wings up close. Wow. Majestic creatures, but I sure wouldn't want to mess with one.
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Old 05-23-13, 12:47 PM   #18
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I have seen a bald eagle on the cliffs just west of the hook mountain nyack beach bike path just north of Nyack, Totally accessible from NYC.
It's not the bald eagle that I'm envious (having more hair than him ). It's the whole green surroundings--trees, grass... But thanks for telling me we have bald eagles nearby, which is nice (just wish they fly to Manhattan ).
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nice, but you gonna get that camera mounted to your helmet now, or what?
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I love the Samammish river trail! Espcially when it involves stopping at redhook after/during a ride, for a beer.
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Old 06-07-13, 02:52 PM   #21
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nice, but you gonna get that camera mounted to your helmet now, or what?
I need a different camera for that I think. I have the Monoprice MHD camera and the helmet mount but I tried using it and it is way too tall on my head and the camera is too heavy. It felt like I had a bowling ball attached to my helmet by a 2x4 and it made my head all wobbly. Maybe I have a weak neck.
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Old 06-07-13, 02:56 PM   #22
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The commute on this trail is superb - on the way south for a good section of the trail Mt Rainier is straight ahead (visible only in the summer ) I've seen beaver and Great Blue Herons in the river, and at the right time of the year salmon runs in the creeks that feed into it. It's a nice way to nd the workday.
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Nice! It looks you were riding towards Redmond and that's the bench before Wilmot Park. I ride between Kenmore and Redmond every day. I should mount a go pro on my bike!
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Old 06-10-13, 01:28 PM   #24
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I was recently in Seattle and it seems a good city for commuting by bike, with two caveats: the rain and the insane climbs.
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Old 06-12-13, 04:47 PM   #25
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haven't seen eagles yet on the sammamish river trail!

looks like I'll have to keep my eyes peeled on this part of my daily commute

Thanks for sharing!
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