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Hey There Rainier Ave: In the Era of Rump Roast

Hey, how's it going Rainier Ave?

Well, road channelization has been great BUT it hasn't been extended to the part I live on. So, what happens where I live?

Let me guess, wild parties? Nope, we get collisions. SURPRISE! Before I even show you those pictures let's take a look at what's been happening so far.

Right now the salt in the wound is Rainier/S. Holly. Why this intersection? This is suppose to be a greenway intersection. You know, an all-ages-abilites route. We have to get through this intersection 4 times a day at least. It's a pain in the butt.

Some people have no problem running over kids. She couldn't wait for us to get through the crosswalk. #RainierAveSucks#VisionCacapic.twitter.com/lCJDSEW2e9 — No Spandex Required (@NoSpandexReq) January 31, 2017 Sometimes drivers don't care when kids are walking across the street.

Oh wacky Rainier Ave pic.twitter.com/J4d7CvNReZ — No Spandex Required (@NoSpandexReq) December 19, 2016 Drivers continue to crash.

Romance is..going to a federal building on our wedding anniversary

Roses are red, violets are blue, this guy blocked the sidewalk as a big f---you.❤ pic.twitter.com/EuaxJsZu02 — No Spandex Required (@NoSpandexReq) February 14, 2017 February 14th is the day when significant other's are guilted into buying chocolates, flowers, and (insert random junk here). It also happens to be the day Mr. Peyos and I dragged ourselves to Frederiksberg, Denmark and had our civil wedding. It was non-eventful and we amazingly have stayed married for 20 years.

Every year we don't make plans and I don't expect anything except maybe some marshmallows. Romance right!

This year we made plans. Our plans were to eat lunch, with our toddler, at the Jewish retirement home in Capitol Hill. It is by far, the best kosher place to eat.  We did have one errand to do and it required we go to the social security office downtown.

So we set off with our kid. Hey, let's take the 7 bus all the way downtown. It's not rush hour so traffic should be light and we don'…

Hello Portland: Tiny House Adventure #3

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We just spenT two epic days in Portland! This is our third family vacation at the Tiny House Hotel and our first time biking all together. I have biked in Portland on my own. Tween was enticed by the promise of flat roads. Mr. Peyos was slightly intrigued by the BikeTown bikeshare. He has yet to use Pronto and doesn't find it convenient. When we go, we stay at the very fun Tiny House Hotel. Our whole family loves to hang out in one spot in the house so tiny house living doesn't seem so odd. It might even be our future. Not yet, Seattle has those laws where you can't build tiny houses because it will RUIN the character of blah blah blah. FYI, we're still renting and the housing market is wacko.

So, we go to Portland and live out our dreams until this becomes a reality where we live. For our third stay we were fortunate to stay in the newly made Zyl Vardos "Pacifica" house. Compared to the other houses this one was really livable for us and worked for a two ni…

Mini Me Disaster Relief Trials/Kidical Mass Ride

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I am a fan of not spending money on crafts. I am not a crafts person. So this called for some creativity. In a last minute effort I thought, hey, let's have a Mini Me DRT (Disaster Relief Trials). I have always wanted to have one and thought combing it with a Kidical Mass Ride would be a great thing.

So, I put the tween in charge of the stations. She came up with these ideas:

Our stops:
-Save a puppy
-Rescue the person from file. Originally bike through fire but we modified it last minute
-Save the alligator from polluted water
-Chase away the zombies
-We had another stop, rescue the sick person, but the tweens were pooped so we didn't do this.

So, what does a $5 DRT look like. All items salvaged from the Goodwill or from free sources.

Save a Puppy:
Originally I had little shoe boxes to attach to bikes to put the puppy in because it seems so cruel to zip tie them to a bike, no? Our participants were on Dad's bike so a quick modification with pipe cleaners.


Rescue a person f…