Trike Bike to No Road

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, The Levine Family

I stopped by the Ballard Market on my bike commute home this afternoon and took a quick pic of the cool ride I parked next to.  As luck would have it, I ended up meeting the owner on the way out.

The owner, Ben, turned out to be an affable New Yorker now living in Seattle.  He described his trike as a dog of a sort… folks are always striking up conversations with him because of  his bike, aka the 24″ Electrik Motion Tricycle.

Another “woulda missed if driving” moment came as I was cycling the last few blocks home.  I spied a Honda Element with a prominent bumper sticker, one which warranted a quick u-turn in the middle of the street.  Yes, the turning radius on my Red Line is sweet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it possible for the pro-development culture of Alaska to just say no to road building?  Apparently, the Cordova, AK community is saying it.  http://www.alaska.com/2008/10/20/2597/cordova-no-road-no-problem.html

Lots of issues here (just one: plane and ferry use to import supplies vs. overall environmental impact of road building) but one thing is certain, these small communities are sublime.

One of my favorite places in the world is Halibut Cove, Alaska – just a 30 minute boat ride from my home town of Homer.  Halibut Cove is a small artist community with absolutely no roads; only boardwalks and walking trails, piers and pilings.  A llama once stealthily followed me down a boardwalk until its owner came chasing after it, her hands still dripping with potters clay.  The $14 dollar RT ferry ticket every Thursday during summers was a near weekly escape for me.  The sablefish stew at The Saltry, priceless. Yes, lack of roads can be utterly sublime:  http://www.halibut-cove-alaska.com/halibut-cove-history.htm

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