I'm planning on coming to Seattle in mid May with a bike. Are there any good rides happening then? This is really a nostalgia bike trip, as I lived in Seattle for 8 years back in the 80s, and have a very Seattle bike - the Davidson that was custom built for me in 1981.
My dates are still flexible and any time during the month would be OK. I may even be able to do June. The only June ride I know about is the Fremont Solstice Parade ride, but at 55 I don't think anybody wants to see me naked in paint. In July you have STP, but those dates don't work.
In any case, I'll be up for riding with anybody that would join me. (BengeBoy?) My faves from my time there up on Capital Hill were Lk Washington Blvd and the BG. I also had a friend in Tenino along the STP route that I'd do as a training ride.
I'm torn between bringing my updated Davidson or bringing my carbon Kuota. After riding the carbon bike for the last few years I'm wondering what it would be like on the Seattle area hills, but the Davidson is a local that people here in NYC always drool over. What do you think? I was thinking I could ship the bike to a local shop (Elliott Bay??) in advance as the cost to bring it on a plane is getting expensive.