Posts Tagged ‘2011’
Every year, usually on a sunny weekend, a caravan of Mini Coopers new and old hit the island for a Mini meet up at Minglement. June 4 they showed up again, the cars neatly angled out in front in myriad colors. It’s quite a sight. I checked the Mini user groups online and the meet-up doesn’t appear to have popped up. There was a fun inquiry on one of them I’ll hyperlink here (where the user asks about Vashon as a potential meet-up space and tries to verify previous meet-ups), but still the backstory intrigues me. This has to be Vashon-specific, right? At least Vashon instigated….
Lucky for you there are still 10 weeks to train! Park to Park is a debut cycling event for Vashon Island coming July 31, with a choice of 24 and 33-mile routes for enthusiasts of all ages. Sustainable Tourism on Vashon is the “tour de force” and all proceeds ($12-25 fee, depending on age and timeliness in registration) go back to this 501(C)3.
This all-day affair lets you jump in at either the North End or Paradise Ridge Park, and is self-paced with two suggested routes. If you deviate, there’s no cycling police, folks! The main purpose of the event is to get people to recreate on Vashon in a sustainable way.
For all the spandex-clad, uber game-faced cyclists that hit Vashon’s windy roads each weekend, this event welcomes off-island groups as readily as banana seat-straddling pedalers. Learn all the details at http://www.parktopark.org. And have fun!
It’s a new car! Well, actually it’s not a car. And it’s not new. This metal thing on the street, just blocking the driveway is upside down and is an SUV. The driver began coming down parking lot hill and felt the vehicle banking. Kelli Knutsen explained she went to gently drive it out of the roadway as it became clear things weren’t cooperating, when it unexpectedly rolled to its current upside down position. On the street.
Tomorrow morning (Weds), it should be towed. For the duration of the night, its hazard lights shall blink until their termination. Here’s hoping no drivers try to rush for the lot or the boat in the morning. You may be in for a crunchy surprise if so!