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Outdoors: Bike Commuting 101

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Roddy Scheer
www.roddyscheer.com
Bicyclist along Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont

If you've always wanted to start commuting by bicycle but aren't sure how to get started, make sure to attend the Cascade Bicycle Club's talk entited "Intro to Bike Commuting" this Wednesday evening at the Blue Building of the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) from 6:30-8 p.m. ($30 for PNA members, $35 for general public). Want to know more about what it takes to commute by bicycle? Read more »

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Outdoors: Spring Is In the Air

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Roddy Scheer

Learn a few tips and techniques from Seattle Tilth this spring that will make your garden the envy of the neighbors. Some of Tilth's upcoming classes that might be of interest in this regard include:

Build Unique Raised Beds (April 2, 10 am - 1 pm at Tilth's HQ at Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford; $45 for non-members / $35 for Tilth members)

Drip Irrigation Basics for the Home Gardener (April 9, 10 am - Noon; North Seattle location TBD; pricing TBD) Read more »

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Outdoors: Put On Your Sailing Shoes

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Roddy Scheer
www.roddyscheer.com
Sailboat at Sunset off Golden Gardens, Seattle

How can you live in Seattle -- right between the ocean and the lake -- and not know how to sail? Now is your chance to make it right. Read more »

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Outdoors: Consider Rediscovering Discovery Park

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Roddy Scheer
A view of Puget Sound from Discovery Park

If you haven't yet had the pleasure of touring Discovery Park in Magnolia, join a Seattle Park's docent on a 3.5 mile walk there this coming Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. (ages 18+ only). Plan on some slight elevation gain and, given that this is Seattle, be prepared for mud and rain. Part of the hike will be done in silence so participants can listen for the sounds of the season. While the hike is free, pre-registration is required by calling the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center at 206.386.4236.

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Outdoors: Climbing the Walls

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Roddy Scheer

If you're climbing the walls in your house with all the bad weather this winter, maybe you should check out one of Seattle's indoor rock climbing gyms. Vertical World (daily rate for non-members: $16; monthly membership: $70) started it all off when it opened the doors on the world's first indoor climbing gym in Ballard back in 1987. These days the company has gyms in five locations around Puget Sound. Read more »

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