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Rant & Rave

Times readers share their encounters with the good and the bad.

Category: bicycles
January 26, 2015 at 9:13 AM

Rant&Rave: Let’s leave age out of it

RAVE AND RANT Rave to loyal Seahawks fans who stay for the whole game, no matter the outcome, to support their team. Rant to the fans who leave with 4 minutes left in the game to beat the traffic home — they missed the greatest comeback in playoff history. Go Hawks! RANT To the impatient middle-school…

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January 14, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: ‘Hitting someone on a bike is not on my to-list.’

RAVE To the young lady who paid for my meal out, handing me a note that said, “I wanted to make someone happy with my Christmas money. Hope this makes you smile. Have a great year!” I thanked her for her warm and generous heart. What she couldn’t have known is that I’d recently celebrated…

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January 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Rant to the bicylist who almost ran me down

RAVE To Trish, our senior community bus driver, for her kindness, helpfulness and great sense of humor. Whether it’s to the supermarket, doctor appointment or a special outing, she goes above and beyond to make the ride special for those of us who no long have autos, always with a smile and one of her…

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December 31, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Demonstrators too graphic

RAVE For the lady and her daughter who stopped their car to ask if I was all right and pulled their car up near me so no traffic would come close after I crashed my bicycle in the dark when I slipped in the wind and rain. What angels! RANT To the two people in our…

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December 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Thanks, WSDOT, that feels much better

RAVE To the engineers of WSDOT who recently installed plates across the expansion joints on the Interstate 90 East Channel Bridge bike path. While we’ve been grateful to have a bike path to Mercer Island, for almost 30 years bicyclists have had to cross two expansion joints that were really jarring and just darn uncomfortable….

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November 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Thanks, bicyclist, for knowing CPR

RAVE For the bicyclist who performed CPR on my husband when he suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed into the water at Kenmore boat launch. Bystanders pulled him out and saw he wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. The bicyclist saw what was happening, rode down and performed CPR until the medics arrived. Without this…

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October 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: I’ll stand up for a curtain call, thank you very much

RANT To the two women hiking Squak Mountain and allowing their pack of unleashed dogs to get aggressive with me and my leashed dog more than once. Why is the first thing out of your mouths excuses and not an apology? RAVE To the Seattle police officer who alerted us to a free street parking space…

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