Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 30th, 2006 at 10:29 am
It might be Fall but I’ve got to say this that last weekend was so festive it reminded me of Summer. There were tons of opportunities to dress-up, ride and have fun on bikes.
Some folks got an early start on the weekend at the annual Superhero-themed Breakfast on the Bridges. Check out Carye Bye’s great photos of the action.
Later on Friday was the traditionally spooky Critical Mass ride as well as a new ride this year, the People’s Ride. I joined the People’s Ride at Ladd’s Circle Park and we rode all over Southeast before meeting up with the Critical Mass group amidst hoops, hollers and flashing lights under the Hawthorne Bridge.
I peeled off that ride to join a gathering of local framebuilders hosted by Andy Newlands of Strawberry Bicycles (report coming soon, photos here).
Then on Saturday I checked out the Portland Transportation Film Fest at the Bagdad. It was a great turnout and the highlight of the show was a 1960s-era propaganda film from General Motors produced to instill fear into Americans that we didn’t have enough roads and freeways.
Come Sunday I ventured out to the Flying M Ranch in Yamhill to participate in the fourth race in the Cross Crusade series. Now that was a fun race! Lots of hilarious costumes, a kick-ass course to race on, plenty of beer and good times all around. My report is coming soon, but here’s a sneak peek at my photos.
I know there was a lot going on this weekend and I’d love to hear what you did!
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