Check out this ride. Pretty sweet, huh?
We were heading to MOHAI this morning for a showing of The Frog Prince* and decided to stop off at Recycled Cycles on Boat Street to see about getting a bike for Baby Z. There were just two models there that were a fit for a three-and-a-quarter year old kid with a 12.5″ inseam, and nothing for under $120.
When we asked whether they had anything used, we were reminded that Recycled Cycles has recently opened a second shop on the Wallingford-Fremont border (Wallymont? Frollingtstone?), just around the corner from the fabulous recycled computer shop InterConnection. Not only do they have a different stock, but their warehouse is at the new location, so it seemed more likely that newly fixed up bikes would be put out there before they made it over to Boat Street.
So, after a show, a snack and a rambunctious tumult through MOHAI (which is moving to South Lake Union to make way for the 520 expansion project), we headed down the Burke Gilman to the new shop.
The shop itself is smaller, with fewer bikes overall for sale, but it did have the little sweetie pictured above, now safely in our custody. Score! Thanks to David and Susan (43rd and Thackery)’s son for helping us out.
In other bike related news, Wallyhood welcomes our shortest running sponsor, the Seattle Bike Expo, which runs Saturday and Sunday of next week at Smith Cove, Pier 91 next weekend. It’s a biker’s candy store, with booths featuring every style of bike imaginable and more besides, plus lectures and performances. Bike nerd heaven.
* It was a bit shrieky and overeager for my taste, somewhat like children’s theater put on by talented high school students.