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Ride before you eat! Two Thanksgiving rides

Posted by on November 25th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

(Photo © J. Maus)

Because I know many of you would love to pedal before you eat, here’s a quick notice about two rides happening in Portland tomorrow (Thanksgiving) morning.

9:00am: Thanksgiving Morning Fixed-Gear Food ‘n Ride

This ride is being led by local racing legend David Auker. You can find meet-up and location details via this post to the OBRA email list. In a nutshell, the ride will start with a breakfast and than a 1-2 hour jaunt with a “chatty pace” (which as we all know is entirely dependent on who you’re chatting with) into Portland’s West Hills. Auker says the ride is “strictly” for fixed gears, “no coasters!” and he recommends a gearing in the low to mid 60-inch range.

Or, for something completely different…

10:30am: Appetite Enhancement Ride

Meet at Pasture Ted’s house, 60 NE Tillamook at 10:30 for drinks and refreshments. Roll out at 11am for a freewheeling ride through car-free downtown Portland. Don’t miss this rare occasion (ride now in its second year) to take all the lanes, do donuts, and enjoy the city streets without fear or foes.

That’s it for us until Monday. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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  • Riley November 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Wait, downtown is car free tomorrow? Seriously?


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  • cutecute November 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    wow. shall we all meet there tomorrow ?

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  • John Kangas November 25, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Almost! Everyone’s at home cooking, and nearly all of the businesses are closed. There will be a bus, maybe even a car every once in a while, but they look lonely. So very lonely. Downtown Portland doesn’t smell like downtown Portland. Flocks of birds gather in the middle of Broadway. Renegade packs of cyclists reclaim the streets.

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  • matthew November 25, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    hey john

    you should have said something @ the bikeme! meeting tonight. i was planning on going fishing at our in town creek since that’s what i do on “hollidays”. email me and let me know when you are heading over to ted’s and i’ll ride over w/you. i could use your help with lighting for the cycletruck for friday if you have the time.

    best, m

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  • Afro Biker November 26, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Bike discrimination?

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  • Joe November 26, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I will do mine in Wilsonville, Happy Thanksgiving all! enjoy the day be safe.

    1 gear today :)

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  • Antload November 26, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Fixie ride was super awesome. David’s wife, Sarah made a scrumptious breakfast complete with bacon, huevos rancheros, and coffee with grade B maple syrup. Basically my preferred full-octane fuel. Bikeportland, David, and Sarah – much thanks for the best rainy, frigid Thanksgiving morning EVER.

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  • Aaron November 29, 2009 at 8:31 am

    We definitely enhanced our appetite on Thursday. More than 20 people came along on the ride and we got some long damp riding in. Stopped at City Hall and did the parking garage doughnut. We should repeat this on chrismas morning

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