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Old 09-07-07, 03:48 PM   #1
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Seattle Here I Come!

I introduced myself several months back, ambitious about a move to the Puget Sound area. Well, I'll be in Seattle for about six weeks, starting this Sunday, September 9th. Anybody have any suggestions on bike rentals? I like road-style bikes over any other type, and am anxious to see how the cycling is up there. I'll also be heading for one of the public libraries to grab a bike map for King County. I'll also be checking out the bike shops all over the place, but seeing as I don't have a car, I hope the bus system is decent.

Anyone want to meet up in person?
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Old 09-07-07, 04:12 PM   #2
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Here is the bike map in online version.
http://www.metrokc.gov/kcdot/roads/bike/map.cfm

I haven't used the bus system yet (moved here about 4 months ago), but I've heard its one of the best in the nation. I think you'll be ok.

I'd love to meet up if I wasn't having back problems and unable to bike at the moment.
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Old 09-07-07, 04:16 PM   #3
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We do have a good bus system here is a link to Metro for King County

http://transit.metrokc.gov/oltools/timetables.html

I think that recycled cycles does rentals but Gregg's Also does some rentals

http://www.recycledcycles.com/

http://www.greggscycles.com/
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Our metro bus system blankets the entire Seattle metro area. It's impossible not to get to a specific place/area by bus.

Welcome to Seattle!!!
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Here is the bike map in online version.
http://www.metrokc.gov/kcdot/roads/bike/map.cfm

I haven't used the bus system yet (moved here about 4 months ago), but I've heard its one of the best in the nation. I think you'll be ok.

I'd love to meet up if I wasn't having back problems and unable to bike at the moment.
KingTermite, I read about your problems on several of the other forums. Hope ya recover soon! And if you're in Bellevue, we might run into each other, even off bikes. I have tons of relatives in Bellevue.
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Too bad you won't have a bike for tomorrow--the Headwaters Century is the place to be!

Well, it would be if you wanted to meet me and a few other BF members .

The bus system can get you just about anywhere...where are you going to be staying for the six weeks?

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Too bad you won't have a bike for tomorrow--the Headwaters Century is the place to be!

Well, it would be if you wanted to meet me and a few other BF members .

The bus system can get you just about anywhere...where are you going to be staying for the six weeks?

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I'm staying at my uncle's house in Renton. It's over on the East side of the 405. He's nice enough to let me stay for free while I go job hunting. I hope to get enough money to buy a sport road/cyclocross/touring bike for commuting and touring (exploring) in the future.
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Headwaters Century is actually Sunday--I meant to write that if you had a bike by then, you'd be able to ride with us .

I live in Kent, so perhaps when you get here and are rested, send me a PM. I'm slow, but you would probably enjoy riding the Cedar River Trail just to get used to the hills.

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