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Old 07-09-2011, 11:24 PM
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Lightbulb WestSide: Full Moon Night Ride ?



Next Friday is the full moon for July.
Cool nights after a clear warm day makes for some excellent night rides.

Are there Portland cyclist interested in a casual 15-20 mile westside ride under the moonlight? Friday night? Saturday night?

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Old 07-09-2011, 11:47 PM
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Right now, after a long day of computer problem trouble-shooting (may yet have work to do.)...the idea sounds interesting. a week from now? Hard to know how I'll feel then.

I'm kind of a moonlight riding neophyte, though I have done it. I actually have a halfway decent headlight to use now. Went west, out to Skyline School, dropped south and back to Cedar Mills, pre-Bethany development. That's a l-o-o-o-ng time ago.

Say what you have in mind for departure time. Eight-ish? A beer, as in one, at Helvetia Tavern sounds nice right now too. When you're cruising the moonlight though...who needs one? Right?

Okay, I'm blabbed out here... . Maybe now, I can rest tonight.
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:17 AM
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I rarely have a beer -before- a ride but Imrie Hall is around the corner.

I'd suggest a common Max stop between Hillsboro and Beaverton around dark. Back in plenty of time for Trimet.

My night rides are a bit of "local" country roads, good bike lanes and neighborhood streets.
A route isn't to hard to come up with if we hear out peoples preferences.
I'm suggesting a friendly ride where no one is left behind.
Something comfortable and relaxing for all.
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:27 PM
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Any objection to drive-in/car-toppers? If that's OK, Friday might work better for me but either day could work. Sounds fun!
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:12 PM
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No objections.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:40 PM
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I might be interested... but then again, I've got lots of homework in Zhōngguó yǔyán
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:57 AM
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Looks like mother nature is getting fickled about the weather for a full moon ride. So far, Saturday night looks better but this could change. I'm not into riding in the rain.

Start/end is Orenco Station MAX; plan on July 16th, 8:40pm gather - 9:00pm ride time.
(NW 231st Ave/NE Cornell Rd, Hillsboro) ...Little green arrow on the map.

I've done this ride a lot. It is a great night ride, about 20 casual miles at under 2 hours with a lot of varying scenery. Some trails/sidewalks (Bethany) but a safe route all around. ...And pretty darn flat for the most part.

This is the MapMyRide link if you can access it:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/41140556

Google Maps link:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?authu...8a668af374a8b6

...and here is the image of the route:
https://picasaweb.google.com/SimpleN...23710542079586



I'm testing all those links so let me know if one fails.

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:20 PM
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Ten-four on all that, and the links worked!

PS - clear or partially cloudy sky, I'm about 90% likely to make it. Mostly cloudy or rain, cancel.

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Old 07-13-2011, 02:56 PM
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PS - clear or partially cloudy sky, I'm about 90% likely to make it. Mostly cloudy or rain, cancel.
Me too... a moonlight ride is kinda defeated when the moon is covered by clouds
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:05 PM
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Im very interested. I have not ridden at night but it sounds interesting.
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