I live in a great part of town called Fremont. It has three things that are important to me. It’s near the water, it’s near about a dozen great bars, and it’s near the Burke Gillman trail. I’ve been biking since I was a child. Before my legs could reach the pedals my old man would sit me on the cross bar and ride us along hopping curbs and “stump jumping.” Needless to say, biking is and has been an important part of my life.
Seattle is the most bike friendly city in the world. They literally rip streets up and put in bike lanes. Cars don’t run you off the road, and most of the time you don’t need it because of wonderful trail routes. I’ve been riding my bike to school since starting at Foster. It’s about 2.5 miles and my only concern is not getting so hot that I’m a sweaty mess in class. Waking up on a crisp morning and riding to school has been more effective for me than the liter of coffee I consume regularly. Getting out of class and bombing down the University hill is the best part of my day.
~ Guest Blogger Charlie Northrop, Full-time Class of 2013