How We Roll…

**April 29, 2009 Ride Canceled Due to Rain**

First there were the Redfin cycling jerseys. Then the chatty rides around Mercer Island on Wednesday mornings, ending in a race across the bridge and an occasional Chinese pastry (or not! I was always promised this, and never got one).

Now Redfin is organizing a weekly ride on Wednesday mornings, social pace, around Seattle for anyone in the tech community who wants to join us. The first ride is next week:

Wednesday, April 29, 6:45 – 8:15 a.m., 710 2nd Avenue, Seattle

Steady rain cancels. For starters, we’ll go 20 miles or so. 20 miles where? Think West Seattle when the Olympics are out or Seward Park, or around Mercer Island, maybe out to Marymoor Park or around the lake later in the season.

So far we have engineers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, even a few VCs saying they’ll come. You should too: don’t worry about being dropped because it’s early in the season. We’re just going to toodle along, with Rob McGarty ringing his bell whenever we approach other riders, though there will probably be a sprint finish at the end just for fun. No matter how long it takes, of course we’ll look good.

And a few of the riders will be performing tricks!
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The cheesy name for the group is the Blog Rollers. You could poke fun at that name, or just try to come up with something better… if you want to join us, leave a comment so we know to wait for you, or just show up next Wednesday!

Discussion

  • http://blog.redfin.com/blog/author/glenn%20kelman Glenn Kelman

    I know it’s lame to comment on your own blog post first, but I am in!

  • Robert Gay

    I’m so in.

  • http://twitter.com/mcgarty Rob McGarty

    ding ding.

    I’m in. Anyone coming from Phrelard (Phinney, Fremont, Ballard) area let me know and we can meet in Fremont and roll from there.

  • Cynthia

    I’m in!

    If you have one, Team Redspin jerseys are mandatory!

  • http://www.teachstreet.com Dave Schappell

    Do we have to ride at Rob’s slow speed, or Glenn’s torrid pace? I may opt in to #1 — of course, I’ll first need to buy a bike.

  • http://www.teachstreet.com Dave Schappell

    Wait — I think you made a typo — that says 6:45AM — you mean PM, right? I didn’t know people were alive at that time in the morning…

  • http://www.episodic.com Noam Lovinsky

    Hey where’d you get that awesome video? Man that thing is awesome. Love the soundtrack too. Redfin is the coolest.

  • PP

    Hi,
    I live in Santa Clarita,Ca and unfortunately cannot join the ride but can I order your jersey?….would love to wear it on my rides…

  • http://blog.redfin.com/blog/author/glenn%20kelman Glenn Kelman

    @Noam: well of course John Kim sent it to me!
    @PP: we’ll try to get another batch of jerseys ordered up. We need about 10 folks to go in on an order…

  • http://blog.redfin.com Chris Glew

    I’m in.

    @Glenn: Rob’s much-hyped Chinese coconut rolls are terrible.
    @Rob: I’ll meet you at the Peet’s in Fremont.

  • Cynthia

    @Chris: I second the coconut roll over-hype (it was more like a butter roll), but, remember, this is the man who dips bacon in syrup.

    @Glenn: @Dave has a good idea … in about a month or so we could, and should, do some evening rides.

  • Alex Loddengaard

    Unfortunately I’m out because I’m 700 miles away, but I have a suggestion: start a Google group and have people send “I’m in!” messages to the list. This works great for our AM Headlands rides. It’s also good for figuring out if people are rolling on semi-raining days, etc.

    Have fun!

  • http://twitter.com/mattgoyer Matt Goyer

    I’m in.

    Though, like Dave, I’d prefer an evening ride. Getting up early is for folks who wear suits to work not startup cowboys & cowgirls.

  • Savan Kong

    I’m out because I’d need a bike. Let me know when you have a 24 hour gym session instead.

    @Matt – Bro, earlier is 10am.

  • JanelleS

    This constitutes an official endorsement of my co-workers in spandex, doesn’t it?

  • http://twitter.com/mcgarty Rob McGarty

    We setup a blogrollers twitter account that auto- repeats anything tagged with #blogrollers (thanks @daryn). We can use this account to plan routes, announce who it coming, recruit new riders and maybe even lobby for evening rides. For now, all rides will start at Redfin WHQ @ 645AM on Wednesdays.

    http://twitter.com/blogrollers

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  • http://kashless.org martin tobias

    so is it on this week?
    m

  • hatman

    Hey Glen,
    If you ever bring this to S.F. let me know – I’m a life long bay area resident and cyclist and I’d love to hook up with you on Mt. Tam, Page Mill Rd (Palo Alto), or Wildcat Canyon (east bay).

  • http://twitter.com/mcgarty Rob McGarty

    We are calling off the ride tomorrow due to weather. With my luck this just means it is going to be sunny and warm tomorrow.

    Join us next week for the inaugural ride.

    To further complicate things, there seems to be a problem with our twitter account @blogrollers.

    In the meantime, stay tuned here for more info.

  • http://www.swifthrsolutions.com Kathi

    Would love to ride if you are still rolling around Seattle. Where to we confirm it is on each week? Thanks. Kathi

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