Scoop Blog Archive / May 2011

Outdoors: Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opens Friday

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Roddy Scheer
Saddle Up, Mountain Bikers!

This coming Friday marks the opening of mountain bike season at Whistler. The resort will open its eight signature biking trails, with the early season conditions best for intermediate and advanced riders. The Bike Park is open daily from 10am to 5pm until June 17 and then from 10am to 8pm starting June 18 through to Labour Day. Read more »

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Food News: Travelers to Bring Indian Home Cooking to Beacon Hill

A vegetarian thali at Travelers

Indian food is beyond scarce in the south end, but that's about to change. Travelers, the friendly, soothing Indian decor, jewelry, clothing, etc store on Pine Street, is opening a full service restaurant on the north end of Beacon Hill in the can't-miss-it purple house that housed Culinary Communion and the short-lived Tasha's Bistro. I'm told that Travelers will open in about a month (they're shooting for late June). Read more »

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Kelly Singer's Tips on How to Rock Your Next Marathon

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Kelly Singer
Foam rolling will help you run the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon injury free

It's marathon season. And if you're one of the many Seattleites training and prepping for your next race, Kelly Singer the scoop on to get into gear. Read more »

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Bicycle Diaries: Essentials for Bike Commuting

By: 
Roddy Scheer
bike commuting

Here are Greg's "essentials" for bike commuting:

"I was thinking about some of the "essentials" for bike commuting.  It's easy to find the list of the best lights or the best jacket or the easiest panniers, but here are some of my tricks for making bike commuting routine a little easier (or I should say my tricks for not allowing myself to talk myself out of bike commuting).  Read more »


Bicycle Diaries: Shopping for Groceries on Your Bike

By: 
Roddy Scheer
My $65 haul from the Farmer's Market.

As part of my ongoing series this month on urban bike commuting, I have pledged to do all my grocery shopping by bicycle. With a couple of tester panniers from Seattle-based Detours to help distribute my load, I am ready to roll. Read more »