I used to live in Seattle. I used to live on Capitol Hill. One of the many things I love about Seattle is that it’s a city you can taste. Seattle is a flavor city. Whether it’s a strong cup of coffee from Victrola, an apple fritter from Top Pot, or a tasty Elysian Immortal IPA, Seattle tastes good.
Since I left Seattle in 2009, the Elysian Brewing Company is now a small part of a giant multi-national corporation. But the IPA still tastes great and I can get it here in Maryland, thanks Budweiser.
When I saw the Immortal in the cooler at the liquor store, I knew I had to have it. And as soon as I took a drink of it, I was transported back to Seattle. I just imagined a cool, rainy night walking to the Elysian bar on Capitol Hill, past Nuemos and Wild Rose. Have a few there, see what craziness is happening at The Comet or Cha Cha.
As for the Elysian, I actually didn’t go to that bar very often, it was a bit far for me, I lived on 10th Avenue between Roy and Aloha, but I had a friend who worked there, so it was fun to hang out, drink beer and smoke weed.
Seattle’s the only place I’ve lived I can imagine moving back to.
Check out this 1978 Yamaha XT500 for sale in Tacoma, Washington.
The seller’s asking $2,000 for this bike, which is probably a bit too high, but it looks pretty sweet. It has some worthy customizations to it, like a Mikuni carb, new handlebars and a fiberglass seat pan.
Depending on how well it looks in-person, I could see $1,800 here.
Here’s a 1974 Suzuki TS185 for sale in Kirkland, Washington.
The seller is asking $800 for it. It doesn’t run and the gas tank is all dented up, I could see doing $250 or $300 on this. If I have to trailer the bike home, I’m not paying top dollar.
Check out 1979 Triumph Bonneville 750 for sale in Snohomish, Washington.
The seller is asking $7,000 for it. That’s way too much. It looks nice, but there’s no way I’d go near this bike for any thing more than $5,000. If it’s as nice as the seller says it is, I’d probably offer $4,500 – maybe.
I don’t know about finding a buyer for 2 bikes, but these custom XS650s look pretty cool. They both have some really nice upgrades and look really clean. I don’t necessarily care for the styling options on either bike, but $7,000 for the pair doesn’t sound crazy.
If I were living in Seattle, I’d probably make the trek to Marysville to take a look at these bikes.