Tracking the miles, finding the loop

The Bantam at Mount Tabor, 4 September 2022. Olympus XA2/Fujicolor 200 At the start of the year I decided to track the miles I rode. This was done primarily to have some sort of metric of the riding I do. If I want to "ride more", I need to know how much I already ride.... Continue Reading →

Capturing the sun rise at Rocky Butte, 22 June 2021

As I've said ad nauseum on this blog, I am not a morning person. My schedule is more a "stay up for Late Night With David Letterman if it was still on"1 that I cultivated in the later '80s. (What can I say? There wasn't much quirky/interesting television then, and the internet was just a... Continue Reading →

Rocky Butte rendezvous, 9 Feb 2021

Camera: Minolta SR-T 101. Lens: MC Rokkor-X PG f/1.4 50mm. Film: Kodak Colorplus 200. Rocky Butte is a prominent promontory in NE Portland, lying just west of I-205. It's part of the Boring Lava Field, a collection of volcanic cinder cones found along the east side. From the height of the hill at 613 ft/187m,... Continue Reading →

A taste of summer, or my recent rambles.

We've had a wetter-than-average winter around these parts. While this alleviates some concerns for summer droughts, it's safe to say that an overwhelming majority of Cascadian residents are welcoming drier weather. And this week, finally, finally, FINALLY! The nicer weather has arrived. It's been sunny since Tuesday, and we've finally crested 70F/21C for the first... Continue Reading →

A summer’s ramble

It's been a fairly quiet time 'round this blog. I've been occupied with work, and haven't had much in the way of adventures. And summer is now in full swing, with ample sunshine and warmth until...oh, September. While this is generally a good thing, it's actually been a bit hot, and is going to get... Continue Reading →

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