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Ahead Of the 2017 Summer Solstice: Fremont, Seattle, WA, The Naked Cyclist Parade — The YouTube Videos.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the official ‘solsticecyclist‘ Website.


From what I can see they have been doing it, in Seattle, for 25 years!

The Summer Solstice in the U.S. would no longer appear to be complete without them.

In 2017, the The Painted (Naked) Cyclists of the Solstice Parade in the Fremont district
of Seattle, Washington State was on Saturday, June 17.

Click to ENLARGE and view here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solstice_Cyclists


Some YouTube videos from the 2017 Parade.

Enjoy. There is MORE. Go look.


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by Anura Guruge

Fremont, Seattle, WA, Summer Solstice Naked Cyclist Parade Is Today, Saturday, June 18, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE image. Use link below to access their official Website.

Click here to access the official ‘solsticecyclist‘ Website.


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Click image to access 23 minute YouTube video from the 2015 Nude parade.


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The Fremont 2015 Solstice Nude Cyclists, Saturday June 20 — The YouTube Videos.

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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Fremont Solstice Cyclist 2015.
>> Fremont Solstice Cyclist 2014.
>> Summer Solstice 2015.
>> Summer Solstice 2014.
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Summer Solstice 2013
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Click to access YouTube video. This is probably the best one. Slowed down.


There are a few more.

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Click to access the other YouTube videos.


The Fremont Solstice Cyclists Ride For 2015 Is On Saturday June 20 — For June Solstice.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Summer Solstice 2015.
>> Summer Solstice 2014.
>>
Summer Solstice 2013
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Click to access their official Website with all the details and schedule.


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You can also find a TON of pictures from past years there — under, what else, ‘Photos’.


Great way to celebrate Father’s Day.


Father’s Day 2015 — For 4th Time Since 1990 Will Be On The Summer Solstice (Northern).

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Fremont Solstice Festival 2014.
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>> Google Solstice Doodles.

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fathersdaysolsticeTeischan, my 9-year old, pointed this out last night — Father’s day will be (as she calls it) on the first day of Summer. She is into things like that, and I am glad.

Got me thinking as to how often this happens — like Easter and Passover on the same weekend.

Father’s Day, in the United States, is on the third Sunday of June. It was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1910. It was officially recognized as a holiday, by President Nixon, in 1972. Mother’s Day started c. 1870.

The Summer solstice occurs between June 20 and June 22.

June 22nd is one day out to ever be the third Sunday. But, Father’s Day can and will fall on a June 20 or 21st.

I went and checked it from 1990 to 2020.

2020 is interesting. Father’s Day is on June 21 BUT the Solstice is on June 20.

So this is the last conjunction for a while.

Enjoy. Happy Father’s Day. Happy Summer Solstice — though it is MY LEAST favorite day of the year. As of the Summer Solstice days start getting SHORTER. To me that is NOT the start of Summer. That is the start of Winter. I revel in the Winter Solstice. To me that is the start of Summer.

Don’t forget the Fremont, Seattle, Washington State Summer Fair takes place on the Solstice. 


Irving Stone’s Monumental ‘Men To Match My Mountains’ Sure Worth Reading To Appreciate The Opening Of The U.S. Far West.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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To say that I am a slavishly devoted fan of Irving Stone does not still adequately capture my deep emotional connection with this magical author’s writings.

Two of my all time favorite books are by Irving: ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy‘ (Michelangelo) & ‘The Origin‘ (Charles Darwin). Both these books made such an impact on me that I could even claim that they were life influencing.

Ditto with ‘Men to Match My Mountains‘. As with books by John Irving (funny that two of my most favorite authors are both ‘Irving’), James Michener et. al. I pick up any Irving Stone books that I encounter. So I know that I have had this book for over 15 years! I was always waiting for the right time to read it. I had read Michener’s ‘Centennial‘, about Colorado, earlier in the year. Since I did not grow up in the U.S. my knowledge of U.S. history has huge gaping gaps. I really had no idea as to the history of Colorado and was fascinated by Michener’s incomparably related narrative. I wanted to learn more. So I knew that it was getting time to read ‘Men to Match my Mountains’. I started reading it, appropriately, during our April trip to the Grand Canyon (though this book only deals with California, Nevada, Colorado & Utah).

The book is mind blowing. I learnt so much. So many characters. So many well known names, Stanford, Huntington, Fremont etc. that I was not aware of the backgrounds. I never realized the epic adventure of building the ‘Central Pacific Railroad‘. Though I have a fairly good collection of books on trains I was devastated to realize I really didn’t have any decent books on the building of this railway. That has been rectified. I bought two books. I had never heard of Hubert Howe Bancroft. I can sure relate to him.

So this book was, yet again, as with the other two Stone books, life altering for me. I now have an appreciation, tentative as it may be, as to how the Far West came to be — and cowboys really don’t play a big part in that.

If you are interested in the history of the Far West you can’t go far wrong by starting with this book. Obviously, Irving does not need endorsements from me. He is a true legend. I am, yet again, in his debt.