Day’s Verse:
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:17

I’m here in Spokane, doing all manner of Bicycle Alliance stuff. This has included:

  • Tabling at REI on Saturday;
  • Tabling at SpokeFest before and after riding the 47-mile course;
  • Giving the Spokane Bike Club a little update on the Bicycle Alliance’s latest activities;
  • Riding all over Spokane, and despite this remaining totally clueless about how to get around;
  • Observing the Farwell Elementary School’s PE teacher as she teaches 3 classes of 4th graders bike education.

I’ve greatly been enjoying Spokane, which seems to combine the best of the West Coast — laid-back attitude, easygoing people, big hills, lots of evergreen trees — with a more midwestern or even East Coast environment. It’s a bit dry here for the East Coast, but they have real seasons here, moderately old and fairly well-preserved buildings, and when you look across the landscape, it’s mostly rolling wooded hills (though you can see the Rockies in the distance). Overall, I really like Spokane. It’s a lovely city that feels like a small town (my hosts seem to know everybody), and the biking is good. I just wish the street paving was a little better. Continue Reading >>