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    Forget New York- Seattle Is Bike City!!

    How many people love the hills of Seattle, the challenge of rising higher, the thrill of coming back down and the beauty that seems to go on forever? I love this place.

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    You should come ride with the Seattle Randonneurs if you want to really get a taste of riding everywhere you possibly can in the area.
    We love our hills, and find routes that take us through everything from downtown city streets (Big Time Urban Populaire) to out in the middle of nothing (Spring 2009 400k which started in Ephrata and went over Loup Loup).

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    ...you don't need to be in a club to get a taste of riding the greater Northwest....

    but for city riding (which I think the OP is referring to)

    LOVE IT! Spotting 3 volcanoes on a clear day, the panoramic views of the Cascades and the visually stunning Olympics, sunset on the sound while looping West Seattle or the Golden Gardens ride. Burke Gilman cruising, the Magnolia vistas, streets that all seem to point right at the space needle, 50 mph in the city descents (Innes Arden by SCC, Highland Park in West Seattle).

    Seattles a pretty dang senic place to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    You should come ride with the Seattle Randonneurs if you want to really get a taste of riding everywhere you possibly can in the area.
    We love our hills, and find routes that take us through everything from downtown city streets (Big Time Urban Populaire) to out in the middle of nothing (Spring 2009 400k which started in Ephrata and went over Loup Loup).
    Sounds excellent, but to be humble it just might be too much for me. I like the solo ride because it is "my ride."

    Respectfully
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    Riding with SIR has been on my to-do list all year. I joined RUSA, sent in my SIR forms, but just wasn't ready for the 200k in March. Luckily the summer series is starting soon and I will get to ride a brevet soon enough.
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    Welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by jackklas View Post
    How many people love the hills of Seattle, the challenge of rising higher, the thrill of coming back down and the beauty that seems to go on forever? I love this place.

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    I sometimes can't believe I ever gave it up and moved back here to Brooklyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacster View Post
    I sometimes can't believe I ever gave it up and moved back here to Brooklyn.
    Well let me say one thing- NY is the greatest city in the world. Also, it has the best urban riding in the world. I did not mean to put NY down; I think it is an awesome place, I just wanted to find other Seattle enthusiasts.

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    So what are we here in Portland, chopped liver??

    we got Platinum,baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgadamski View Post
    So what are we here in Portland, chopped liver??

    we got Platinum,baby!
    This is a factual statement.
    It's not the bullet with my name on it that worries me. It's the one that says, "To whom it may concern".

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    i don't get around enough.

    know a few ways up and down queen anne though.

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