CHUC in the News

CHUC in the News

Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing was in the Seattle Times twice in the last month. We were interviewed and photographed for both. On August 10, 2018 the first article was in the national Sunday supplement Parade and called How America Lives: Creative Housing Options for... Read more...
Another Winter in Arizona

Another Winter in Arizona

February 14 – March 6 2018 This year we fulfilled a long-held ambition to make an extended stay at a cohousing community in Tucson during the winter. We’d thought about this since 2004. We were able to make it happen by swapping our unit in Seattle with a... Read more...
Getting around the new website

Getting around the new website

Welcome to the newly made-over S2 Cycle website. This site started in 2001 in HTML code. In 2012 when we did our Coast to Coast Tour we blogged daily using WordPress. When we returned I couldn’t bare to keep working in the HTML site so we arduously converted... Read more...
Our Parents

Our Parents

Sheila’s Mom passed away December 23, 2017 and was the last of our four parents. We were blessed with all of our parents being at our wedding (above) on September 6, 1987. They were all four great role models and we consider ourselves quite lucky to be members... Read more...
Middletown High 50th Reunion

Middletown High 50th Reunion

We planned a two week vacation around when my 50th High School Reunion which was scheduled September 8-10, 2017. It was a great chance to spend some time with my Mom and of course we brought the tandem for a week of cycling on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. Mom... Read more...
Community is more than the building

Community is more than the building

It’s been a long six years and a particularly long last six months but we’ve finally arrived. Persistence pays off! We moved into CHUC (Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing) on June 14, 2016. Backstory Spencer and I have long been interested in community and in... Read more...
Jetta TDI runs BioDiesel

Jetta TDI runs BioDiesel

Car Sharing – 2017 In June of 2017 after living in CHUC for a year we decided to setup a car share. We really only need our car when we want to take the tandem out into the country. Fortunately we found a friend/neighbor who was getting rid of her Jetta and had... Read more...
New tandem headset system

New tandem headset system

Recently my very ancient review on the Tandem Club of America website brought me in touch with a blind tandemist from the Amsterdam area. Richard was hell-bent on finding a great solution as he has many “pilots” who don’t hear well. After exploring... Read more...
2016 – No Riding

2016 – No Riding

This page could be left blank intentionally because we basically did not ride in 2016. We were supposed to move into our new cohousing community by January 2016 however we didn’t move in until mid-June. In January we listed our condo of ten years. It sold pretty... Read more...
Community mosaic completed

Community mosaic completed

Last March, 2015 we posted about Sheila winning an AARP Essay Contest and that we were splitting the proceeds between our Banff-Jasper bike tour and creating a mosaic for our community’s entry. The completed mosaic went up a few weeks ago and is all we hoped it... Read more...
Day 8 – Jasper

Day 8 – Jasper

Monday, August 24: 35 miles / 934 ft. elevation gain / TOTALS: gain: 20,428′ / miles: 355.5 We left first today to have time to tear down the bike in Jasper in time for our 1:45 bus ride out. And since it was mostly down, we really rocked. Again, it was very... Read more...
Day 7 – Columbia Icefield

Day 7 – Columbia Icefield

Sunday, August 23: 61 miles/ 3,362 ft. elevation gain / Cumulative gain 19,404′ We left this morning at the scheduled start time of 8:30. Somehow it had gotten pushed back to 9 without our knowledge. What the heck, we’ll just get in some early morning... Read more...
Day 4 – Highwood Pass / Banff

Day 4 – Highwood Pass / Banff

Thursday, August 20: 57 miles / 3,533 ft. elevation gain / Cumulative gain 13,370 This was to be our most unpleasant day of the trip so far. Unmet expectations were the root cause. It was too far to ride from Waterton to Banff, about 231 miles. The plan was to shuttle... Read more...
Day 3 – Glacier to Waterton Lakes

Day 3 – Glacier to Waterton Lakes

Wednesday, August 19: 49 miles / 3,359 ft. elevation gain / Cumulative gain 10,017′ This morning we discovered we hadn’t read the tour offering very carefully and in fact breakfasts are not being provided. Oops. Another unmet expectation. These were going... Read more...
Day 1 – West Glacier

Day 1 – West Glacier

Monday, August 17: 30 miles / 1,500 ft. elevation gain We left Seattle at 4:30 PM Sunday evening. We booked a sleeper car which included breakfast and lunch. Of course we pre-ordered vegan meals. The food was pretty good. Sleeping on the train was not so great, what... Read more...