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Bike Your Local Landmark

by Josh Lipton

I recently got married to an Australian. Which means lots of sightseeing. Which turns out is pretty cool!First off, a little about me — I’m pretty lame. But I suspect so are a lot of people in the same sense. I have lived in several super cool places, and have never bothered going to the local historical landmarks. Because seeing these sights from traffic seems “good enough” for lame-lings like myself. Proof:

  1. Lived in Portland, Oregon for 9 years, never been to Voodoo Doughnut. Or Crater Lake. And don’t even MENTION Portlandia. Don’t. I’m not even going to link that reference.
  2. Lived in Flagstaff, Arizona for 6 years, “gave in” and visited the Grand Canyon after having already been there 5 years.
  3. Lived in San Francisco (or just east of) for 10 years, never purposefully gave a good look at the Golden Gate Bridge.

And finally, this summer, we really went to the Golden Gate Bridge. And possibly only because we got one beautiful fog-less day. And probably only because Ty wanted to. We saw Oracle practicing for America’s Cup, Alcatraz, and happy puppies frolicking along after tennis balls in the small waves below. Talk about living the dream …of starring in my very own episode of Full House (I told you I was super lame). And of course, we saw BIKES!Some inspiration for biking your local landmarks before the summer is over:

BOB-ing the Bridge

I asked someone to take a photo of Ty and me. And this is how that turned out. Ty is shy so I had to blur him out, but…. you get the idea. Thanks for the awesome photo, sir. It’s a real memory-maker.

…and taking guesses for which bicycle-friendly city we’re living in now!

 
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One Response to “Bike Your Local Landmark”

  1. John Russo says:

    Hello. Is anyone able to inform.
    I recently purchased a Burly Travoy for grocery shopping in NYC. I use the public CitiBike system where the bike which is not mine is returned to a public docking system necessitating removal of the hitch clamp from the seat post every time. I was just wondering if there was a quicker release mechanism for the part that clamps onto the seat stem post or works with it instead of using the method of unscrewing the machine bolts each time. Does a mechanism exist which adapts to the standard issue Burley Travoy hitch??? Thank you in advance for any advice.

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