Well, I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that publication of my book Biking Uphill in the Rain: The Story of Seattle from behind the Handlebars has been pushed back to August due to delays in the proofing and printing process. I’m pretty bummed because I was really looking forward to spending the summer doing book release events and such. But I have seen the first draft of the proof, and it’s so good. I can’t wait for you all to see it. You can still preorder a copy, but it won’t ship until late summer now.
The good news is that the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild has asked me to be the guest speaker for their monthly lecture series Thursday. It’s free, online and open to the public. Register in advance to get the Zoom invite.
I’ll be talking mostly about the early chapters of the book, including a preview of some of the stuff I uncovered during my deep dives into the archives. Did you know there used to be a floating hostel with an on-board bike shop moored in Lake Union?