I have never been the long-distance bike riding type.Â The spandex thing is silly, the leg shaving too high maintenance.Â Instead I have taken a utilitarian approach to two-wheeled self propulsion.Â In many instances it is just the easiest way to get around.Â But I have begun to notice that the more I ride the more I enjoy it just for the sake of riding a bike. Â Turns out it is pretty fun.
On Sunday I rode around Mercer Island for my first time.Â Though the ride was about 16 miles, I was having so much fun, that it felt like 5.Â Big water and mountain views, few cars (except for noisy I-90), tall trees, cool air, good company.Â I will map it next time for those who have yet to try it.Â But today’s post is about something else altogether great: Pizza!
Things are abuzz on Beacon Hill about the new bar at the old ROCKiT space and the Bar del Corso Pizza spot.Â Pizza bar and beer bar, yum!Â Both these spots will be along Beacon Avenue and easily accessible by foot and bike, especially if you use the newly proposed bike boulevard along 17th/18th ave.Â But alas, we must wait months for this fun to start.Â So until then, here is a safe route to the very near and very delicious Mio Posto in Mt Baker.Â This spot is great for its Irwin’s Pastries and brick oven pizza! If you are looking for something a little different try this safe route to All Purpose Pizza in Leschi. They serve a Pagliacci-esque pie with a smile.Â After all this pizzaÂ you will need that ride to Mercer Island to clear the arteries, but don’t worry, it goes by in a flash.