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Pedalpalooza 2005

114 events in 17 days! - 35 ride reports and posts - 117 photos

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Report: Gorge Ride

Posted on June 23rd, 2005 at 3:29 pm.

Gorge Ride - 6/22/05
Reported by Kiran:
Brief showers did not keep 5 intrepid riders from MAXing to Gresham and riding to the Vista House on the Historic Columbia River Hwy (The easternmost point of Pedalpalooza).
Photos by Dat:http://homepage.mac.com/datn/PhotoAlbum66.html
Stats:Top Speed-39mphDetours-1HelmetCams-1Muddy pints of $3 strawberries-2Espresso Drinks-3Flats-1MAX trains-3Buses-2 (flat recovery)
After caffeination in Troutdale the sun [...]

Report: Bike to Tennis Ride

Posted on June 22nd, 2005 at 11:20 am.

Reported by Carye:
Bike To Tennis, Monday the 20th, 6:15 - 8:30 pm
8 bicyclists (3 men, 5 women) = 4 teams of doubles on two courts at Sellwood Park (We had the competive side - whoa Sara Stout sure can whoop it up with the fellas - and the not so competive side -- Isn't [...]

Report: Hash Ride

Posted on June 22nd, 2005 at 9:58 am.

Reported by Jim:
We had about 25 of portland's most fun riders band together to chase the hares last night. After about an hour of dead-ends, mindless hills and loops, we ended up at the park for some snacks. The snack kitty was refilled (thanks!) and next month's hash has a participant list waiting to [...]

Report: Shortest Night of the Year Ride

Posted on June 21st, 2005 at 10:16 am.

26 traversed mt tabor
12 rode the springwater
10 climbed powell butte, listened to the guitar and harrmonica sounds of Ali; ate tasty pasta al pest and drank champagne
9 saw the sunrise at 5:30
8 are riding home on MAX right now
the shortest night of the year ride has been the longest of Pedalpalooza, lasting from 21:54 to [...]

Report: Framebuilding workshop

Posted on June 20th, 2005 at 11:59 pm.

60+ eager bike lovers descended upon a non-descript garage door near 38th and Belmont to get a glimpse at the magic of framebuilding from Sacha White, master craftsman of Vanilla Bicycles. Their wait was rewarded with compelling, behind-the-scenes information and cold PBR and Hansens (Vanilla Cola flavor of course).
The crowds were thick so [...]

Ride report: Museums & Collections Tour I

Posted on June 20th, 2005 at 11:54 pm.

Museums & Collections Tour I
10 enthusastic people for a mid-day Friday bike tour that came after Breakfast on the Bridges and Before the Bike Kiss-In.
Highlight: Running into Elvis
Details:We met at Old Town Pizza, a few came early to eat lunch. Everyone was made to wear a sticker saying "I collect _____". One person [...]

Ride report: Father's Day Trailer Kids Park Tour

Posted on June 20th, 2005 at 11:27 pm.

Reported by Patrick:
Five adults and four kids (one tag-along, one bike mounted child seat, and two burley trailers) participated in the third annual TKPT. We left Wilshire Park at noon and rode to St. John's (by way of the Going Street bike/pedestrian bridge) to Columbia Park. Columbia Park was a new park for the whole [...]

Cyclists have more fun

Posted on June 20th, 2005 at 9:47 pm.

Signs recently spotted at Portland's first-ever Bike Kiss-in event.
* Make love, not traffic
* Honk if you're jealous
* Lip lock, not gridlock
* Bikes have more fun
* If you rode your bike, you'd be kissing now
If you [...]

Report: Bike Scavenger Hunt

Posted on June 20th, 2005 at 11:28 am.

Total partcipants: 74!
from David Ross:Check the report and photos on his blog.
from Carye Bye:
Kudos to David for putting on a really fun event!! I loved biking all over Portland on a lovely sunny Saturday looking for clues mostly to do with local murals, & public art. In the group I joined up with [...]

Report: Heritage Tree Ride

Posted on June 19th, 2005 at 10:24 pm.

Riders: 33
As reported by Emily:
We had wonderful weather for this ride this afternoon. 33 people were there at the start including a gaggle of kids a few people from my previous tours and lots of first timers, both to Heritage Trees and Bikes. Many thanks to Jeff Bernards and Shawn Granton for help with [...]

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