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    Bike tour 1st stop seattle, cool things to do?

    So im on a small bike tour with the misses. Working our way up to vancouver BC. 1st stop is seattle, im here now and she is on her way. So was seeing if anyone knew of any cool things to do or see here in seattle? Bike specific might be nice but whatever. Im only here till monday too.

    P.s. Yes im using gears, though i miss my fixed. I miss having control over my bike.
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    Off the top of my head, you could ride around Alki Beach in West Seattle, check out the waterfront, check out Discovery Park, go to Hempfest this weekend, check out museums, take a ferry ride, ride around mercer island, drink some beer at the elysian, get happy hour at Barolo, or ride the ever popular Ducks.

    Good luck.

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    We could get a cup of tea if you are coming to Vancouver.

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    I hear there are a few coffee shops there.
    Pedal down the foot hills
    Wheelies on the front

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    My friend went there to visit and told me that there's some sort of tour pass you can buy at just about any sight like the Space Needle or museums or possibly gift shops. It's a pass that lets you in to many places for one low fee, I think it included a ferry ride.

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    I go I go I go I go I go Cglenny's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmforreals View Post
    I hear there are a few coffee shops there.
    Lol.


    A few on every corner...

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    go to the first red robin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    go to the first red robin!
    Sadly, it is in existence no more.

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    thats a shame. they have the money.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...s_origina.html
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    1. Espresso Vivace
    2. Olympic Sculpture Park
    3. Volunteer Park Water Tower
    4. Capitol Hill bars
    5. (Distinct from 4) Sazerac @ the Zig-Zag (though I have it on good authority that Spur puts out a good one also)


    For rides, I dunno, Seward Park? I only really rode up and down Denny Hill, but doing that fixed I think I'd crap myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    We could get a cup of tea if you are coming to Vancouver.
    Yea I be there and im pretty sure ill have time for tea
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    when maneuvering at speed they feel just like your typical road bike on a country road.
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    Tourist in Seattle:
    Head out to the Locks.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_M._Chittenden_Locks
    Take the underground tour
    http://www.undergroundtour.com/
    Ride out to University District and hit the vintage stores and other shops.
    Ride around downtown and head up to Capital Hill.
    Hit Volunteer Park
    http://www.cityofseattle.net/Parks/p...ail.asp?id=399
    Check out the I-5 MTB park
    http://evergreenmtb.org/colonnade/
    You can go ride the over priced rides at the Space Needle. They even have REAL bumper cars.

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    Go visit Dale Chihuli's Studio. Great blown glass sculptures.

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    stop by REI's flagship store and buy more gear for the trip
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    [QUOTE=ninniku;11336918]
    2. Olympic Sculpture Park

    really??

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    I really enjoy the sculpture park, at least as a landscaped space, and it's fun to hang out with Calder's Eagle and look out over the sound.

    Most of the actual sculpture I could do without. But it's also a great starting point or capstone for an amble down the waterfront, and the closet-like dimensions of the Uptown Espresso there strike me as cozy.

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