NOTE: Blog Housekeeping! This post for a ramble I did on August 20, 2014 has sat in my Drafts folder for almost five years! Guess I wanted to add more. But I feel that this one is a pretty good one as is, so it should see the light of day. Also, there's a few… Continue reading From 2014: Rambling ’round the margins in Cathedral Park
Last Thursday (November 23) was Thanksgiving in America. For most, a four day weekend, a time to travel home and/or eat lots of food. For others, the start of the holiday shopping season. It's become a big thing over the past couple years to buck the whole waiting-in-line at midnight for doorbusters by #optoutside. Y'know,… Continue reading An optin’ outside, givin’ thanks kinda ride: Mon 27 Nov
Yep, I cancelled my originally planned Chehalem Range Ramble because the weather forecast was fairly dire. And true to form, it ended up being not that bad after all. Maybe a sprinkle, a temp around 50F/10C. Oh well, I do know of a few folks who went out and did some form of the Chehalem… Continue reading Coffeeneuring 2017, Ride 6: Moto coffee? Sun 5 Nov
Wednesday, October 19. A break in the crappy weather we've been getting all month, though the nicest of the weather happened in the morning. When I woke up, it was sunny. But it was my day off, so I didn't get going early enough to capture the sunniest part of the day. By the time… Continue reading Coffeneuring 2016, Ride 3: 19 Oct 2016
Another decent fall day in Portland, a day I had off. What to do? Well, I have been wanting to ride the eleven miles of unpaved that is Leif Erickson Drive through Forest Park for quite some time. Not only would there be some fall color, but I have not yet ridden the Bantam Rambleneur… Continue reading Coffeeeuring 2015, Ride 5B, Wed 4 Nov: Where I introduce my Bantam Rambleneur to Forest Park.
It's mid-August and I feel summer fleeing. Though the weather is hardly fall-like: Right now, we have tied our record of 90F (32C) and above days, which is 24 days in a year. And summer ain't over, I'm pretty sure we'll break it. All these hot days have made me lethargic, and I haven't adventured as… Continue reading A hot Wednesday ramble up to Kelley Point, 12 Aug 2015
EDITOR'S NOTE: I've been behind in blogging, so, while this adventure happened before the Leif Erikson ride, I'm getting around to posting it afterward. So sorry. Another week, another adventure. Part of my challenge for my adventures this year is to go to places I have not been to, or places that I haven't been… Continue reading A three speed ramble up to Children’s Arboretum, Ricky Point, and St. Johns: 4 March 2015
With 2015 as the year of being Less Lame, January was a good start. I made sure I had some sort of "adventure" on at least one of my days off. So this meant a ride, walk, and even a camping trip for every week in January. I decided to finish off the month with… Continue reading Walking to St Johns via Lombard St: The Wednesday Ramble, 28 Jan 2015