The last couple weeks here in Portland have been hard. No doubt you've heard about the wildfires that raged (and are still somewhat raging) in Oregon. Exploding over the Labor Day weekend, driven by high winds and dry air, the fires have burned up an area larger than the size of Rhode Island (for non-Americans,… Continue reading The update: Fresh air again.
It's been awhile since I've ridden a bicycle with someone that isn't part of my family. The risk didn't seem worth it. While the risk has definitely not abated, I'm feeling a bit more comfortable hanging out with someone else. So I got a hold of my friend Steve, rode to his house off of… Continue reading A social distance cycling adventure to Powell Butte: 16 July 2020
It's Week Whatever of Pandemic! I've been staying at home, but still getting out on walks and rides, to get my exercise and to keep up my mental well-being. The weather has been beautiful for the last few weeks, a "Summer Preview" if you will. I'd love nothing else to go on an epic ride… Continue reading The Monday Ride: Finding the Obscure and Out-Of-The-Way (20 April 2020)
We're in the midst of two weeks of nice weather in Portland, sun and highs above 60F/16C every day. Saturday April 11th was another nice day, with a high of 62F/17C. Not as warm as Thursday, but that's OK. And unlike Thursday, Emee and I had a mission in these pandemic times: Emee ordered some… Continue reading A mildly epic Saturday bike adventure: 11 April 2020
We're still in the midst of "stay at home" in Oregon. No one knows for sure how long this will last, but the best guess is for at least another month or so. As in most places with "stay at home" orders, people can go outside for exercise so long as they stay at least… Continue reading A Tabor Tuesday
Hello friends. During this global pandemic, I feel that I should be on the safe side when it comes to the events I lead. Here is a quick update regarding the things I was planning: Tweed Ride, Saturday April 4: This ride has been CANCELLED. We hope to come back in summer with a bigger… Continue reading Current rides and events status report
It was another beautiful "It might be spring" day here in Portland, sunny, high of 56F/13C. No excuses for staying inside. We had maybe thirty riders at the start! Such a good turnout for the 2020 Slough Country Ramble. From the Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center, we rode eastward, pausing at Luuwit View Park, one of my… Continue reading Ride Report: Slough Country Ramble, 22 Feb 2020
What a weekend! It was what I needed after a week of rain and lots of work. As Mr. Rhodes has noted, despite a forecast that didn't seem that promising, we got two days of mostly decent weather (at least during the day, it rained pretty hard later on Saturday night.) After a pretty wet… Continue reading Weekend Recap: Three Speed Pub Crawl (Sat 1/25) and Palm Tree Ride (Sun 1/26)