This video is a little out of sequence from the rest of the series, but I wanted to post it before it lost too much timeliness. We recently went up to the San Juans to stay with friends and passed through Seattle in the process. We happened to be there for a memorial ride for Val Kleitz, a legendary figure in Seattle’s bike scene. Known for wearing fedoras and cowboy hats, as well as blow past roadies THEN smoking a cigarette, he was a larger than life figure. He was also known for his Xtracycle cargo bike known as the Dreadnought. Here’s a video of the memorial ride in his honor.