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Olympus XA2: A cute li’l compact camera to add to the stable.

Last time we checked in about my burgeoning film camera habit, I had just gotten a Pentax IQZoom 170SL (Espio 170SL). I had a bulky but great rangefinder from the '60's (Minolta Hi-Matic 7S), and a compact dad cam from the end of the film era. Two should do, eh? So how come I have… Continue reading Olympus XA2: A cute li’l compact camera to add to the stable.

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Ride Report: Slough Country Ramble, 22 Feb 2020

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

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Reminder: Slough Country Ramble this Saturday, February 22nd

Hello friends! Looks like we are in for a week of dry weather. Hopefully this will stick around through the weekend for this Saturday's Slough Country Ramble! This approximately 15 mile ride will feature sleepy reaches of this waterway, plus other secret spots. Not a loop but will end near transit/food/beverages. We’ll meet at Parkrose/Sumner Transit… Continue reading Reminder: Slough Country Ramble this Saturday, February 22nd

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Slough Country Ramble: Saturday February 22, 11 AM

It's time to explore the further reaches of the Columbia Slough! This approximately 15 mile ride will feature sleepy reaches of this waterway, plus other secret spots. Not a loop but will end near transit/food/beverages. We'll meet at Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center at 11 AM (meet in front of the bridge to the MAX platform) and… Continue reading Slough Country Ramble: Saturday February 22, 11 AM

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A Slough Country Ramble, 27 December 2019

As I stated previously on this blog, riding down by the Columbia Slough is my "jam". I lived near the western part of it for five years, so it was always easy to cruise down there. But I don't live near it anymore. There's not a lot I miss about the house in Woodlawn,* but… Continue reading A Slough Country Ramble, 27 December 2019

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A quick report: Slough Country Ramble, 16 Feb 2019

Scheduling a ride on Saturday February 16th was possibly not the best idea, as it's the same weekend of Mini Bike Winter (MBW) and its Chariot Wars. It's been a while since I had been to this big Zoobomb related event, so I forgot the mantra of "President's Day Weekend is Mini Bike Winter Weekend"… Continue reading A quick report: Slough Country Ramble, 16 Feb 2019

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Slough Country Ramble: Still on!

Yes, just a reminder that yes, the Slough Country Ramble is still on! I would have only considered cancelling if there was snow/ice, or the forecast called for pouring rain all day. Tomorrow's forecast calls for showers, so be prepared for some wet. We meet tomorrow, Saturday February 16 at 11 AM at Cafe Eleven,… Continue reading Slough Country Ramble: Still on!

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Reminder: Slough Country Ramble Sat 16 Feb (?)

The days of me living in the Woodlawn neighborhood are numbered, which means my easy access to the beloved Columbia Slough. So to bid adieu to this region, I’ll be leading one of my favorite rides: The Slough Country Ramble! We’ll be meeting on Saturday February 16 at 11 AM at Cafe Eleven, 435 NE… Continue reading Reminder: Slough Country Ramble Sat 16 Feb (?)