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How was your weekend?

Posted by on July 2nd, 2007 at 11:57 am

State Road Race Champions.
From L to R: Trebon, Elken, Ollerenshaw.
Photo: K-Man

With perfect riding weather I’m sure many of you had fun on your bikes over the weekend.

I actually didn’t do much riding, but I did spend some great times with my girls. We spent Saturday at Peninsula Park celebrating a friend’s upcoming baby. It was great to see several of our friends roll up on bikes with their entire families in tow.

For many OBRA road racers, last weekend was time to get serious for State Championship Road Race. The K-Man has the full wrap-up with podium shots of each category.

Quinn from Black Sheep Bakery in southeast Portland (located downstairs from me and my newest advertiser!) just told me she did the longest ride she’d ever done. Her and a friend looped from North Portland down to the Springwater, over to I-205, up to the Columbia River and then back to NoPo.

And finally, I can’t resist sharing Dat Nguyen’s photo of BikePortland.org on his new iPhone:

Photo: Dat Nguyen

So what did you do? Share your fun and adventure with the rest of us…

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Matt Picio
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I attended the final Milwaukie TSP Update meeting. The last piece in the public process for this document will be a July 12th open house at Milwaukie High School.

Other than that, I had a beautiful ride both days exploring parts of Milwaukie in preparation for my \”Hidden Milwaukie\” ride (which will be July 19th, most likely). It\’s great to see things coming together in Milwaukie!

Mr. Viddy
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Rode with a friend along the Springwater Corridor to Sellwood then back through Sellwood into NoPo and finally into Northwest for a stop at Vault Martini.

wyatt
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wyatt

Me and Jen rode from Sellwood up into Forest Park and back on Saturday. Then there was beer.

Greg Raisman
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Greg Raisman

Had a really nice relaxing ride yesterday from Southeast to NoPo. Rode past Scott Bricker\’s house and he was in the front yard. I had a few harmonicas in my bag, so we jammed a little. His next door neighbor, who happens to be a professional musician, popped by and we wound up with a sweet, impromptu, 2-hour jam session. Made for a fun bike ride. You never know what you\’re going to get sometimes when you roll around without an agenda.

Meghan
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Meghan

Some friends and I have a little potluck dinner group that meets every so often. Last Friday night was the first time that half of us arrived for our \”Eating Club\” on our bikes (and from all quadrants of the city, to boot!) It was a proud Portland moment…

Cecil
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Cecil

I ran a 5K charity race on Saturday and on Sunday rode from home to Edgefield to meet up with about 20 friends for a ride out from Edgefield to Multnomah Falls and back, with a detour up (and DOWN) Larch Mountain just for giggles. The weather was perfect for riding and there were cyclists everywhere to prove it.

Tomas Quinones
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Started at the Hillsboro MAX station at 9am, rode out to Tillamook and to the coast, got some sand in our riding shorts, then back to the MAX by 9pm. 135 miles and some climbing. Good times 🙂

mondofresh
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mondofresh

Had to work on Sat. On Sun, myself, my wife, and our 5yo son went biking on the Fanno Creek bike/run paths over in Beaverton.

It\’s a great place to go if you have a kid who is learning to ride a 2-wheeler on bike paths. Lots of cool things to see (butterflies, birds, restored wetlands) and do (play structures, geocaches, frisbee golf) if you\’ve got kids.

Dave
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Did a nice little century ride out to Hagg Lake and back on Saturday to watch a friend who was in the triathalon nationals. Very close to a perfect ride on a perfect day. W00t!

Terry
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Terry

Hey folks

Not from your (beautiful) neck of the woods, but we do plenty of biking in Des Moines Iowa. :):):) I read the bikeportland site daily. Some read the bible each morning, I read bikeportland. What can I say, my bike is my religion. So bless all the little bikes and bikers of the world.

On Saturday road up to a party at an old fire station. What a beauty this old building is….and to be able to live in it now, my friend Chet is a lucky guy. Still has the old fire pole, and yes, I had to try it.

Then on Sunday we road our bikes to the Des Moines Art Fest (voted one of the best five Art Fests in the country). After that road over to Blues on Grand for a cat fish dinner and the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame show. It rocked!!!!! Bo Ramsey is such a treat to see. Then road home under a full (and I mean huge) moon.

It was a great weekend.

Just keep pedaling,

Terry

Bearhat
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Bearhat

Attended a Hat/ Un-Birthday party in NE with a bunch of amazing friends/cyclists. Ate some popsicles, had some homemade cupcakes and drinks in between. Good times!

jeff
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jeff

Finally got a trailer a couple of weeks ago – so I went shopping! Hollywood Farmers Market, TJs, New Seasons. This is sooooo much easier than three trips or, gasp, the 7000 cubic inch frame pack! 🙂

peejay
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peejay

I took breaks from building a rock wall in my front yard with frequent bike rides.

Girlfriend: You just hauled rocks. You want to relax by riding your bike?

Me: Yup.

I also \”accidentally\” bought a new track frame. Don\’t tell my girlfriend, please!

JeremyE
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JeremyE

I forgot my cyclometer and heart rate monitor on Sunday. I rode from a place I rarely ride from to a place I\’ve never ridden to and back home. I have no idea how far I rode, how many times I went \”red\”, or even how long I rode. It was awesome!

Cecil
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Cecil

JeremyE said: \”I have no idea how far I rode, how many times I went \”red\”, or even how long I rode. It was awesome!\”

It really is liberating to get away from those things sometimes – when we aren\’t so focused on how fast we are going or how far we have left to go, it is easier to pay more attention to the place we are . . .

peejay
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peejay

Dat:

Your new gadget is awesome indeed! So much so that after you let us play with it, my friend went out and bought one, too.

Kronda
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Tomas Q: Mind sharing your route?

We spent the weekend at Rockaway Beach sans bikes–lots of sleeping and recovery from the Barlow Trail last Sunday. We got back Sunday afternoon and went out Marine Drive, up and down Rocky Butte and back home to recover from recovering.

dp
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We have a girl from Germany staying with us this past week, we\’ve been showing her our town by bike

Todd B
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Todd B

Rode bikes from Vancouver to the Farmers market for lots of blueberries. Then off to St Johns for a back yard picnic and bike in movie. Back to Vancouver via the Pennisula trails with a full moon beeming across our shoulders.

Sunday back to Portland for a housewarming party and South Pacific slideshow. Returned to Vancouver with the bakfiets…a slow steady nite ride along Williams and the I-5 Bridge to Uptown Village.

hanmade
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hanmade

We have a French kid staying with us for a month, so we toured from Oaks Park up the eastside, across the bridge and back down to Sellwood, and back over to the park. We even stopped at the tram and bombed OHSU hill. Now that was fun!

Tomas Quinones
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Here\’s my route from Hillsboro to Tillamook. Fun stuff. Just remember that there is a good climb in the middle.

The Hillsboro to Tillamook and Back

Cecil
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Cecil

Tomas is right – the ride out to Tillamook is fun stuff. Hwy 6 can be trafficky at times, but the shoulder is pretty wide and the climb is gentle (just long). Besides, going slowly uphill gives you a better chance to enjoy the beauty of the Wilson River . . .

Thanks for posting your route, Tomas.

ADirtMonkey
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ADirtMonkey

Worked on Saturday, but saw an nailbitting Timbers game.

On Sunday (my Sat), did a quicky mtb ride out in Scapoose and saw more cars there than ever! The soil was super tacky and made for some awesome loops.

Monday I rode from the inner east side into Forest Park, up Sizemore, then down Firelane 5 and back out Leif E. All that on my cross bike. Tons of fun and great for bike handling skills!

Now I can\’t wait to ride in Hood River tomorrow!

tasha
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tasha

Hey, I was at Peninsula Park as well, having a picnic with some friends, we heard the birthday party under the shelter, but didn\’t see baby celebrations. I rode my bike a lot of Sunday, but mainly for errands and coffee runs. Short hops here and there. But I did a new banana yellow helmet and new bike gloves as well! Long needed and I\’m very excited.

tasha
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tasha

Hey, I was at Peninsula Park as well, having a picnic with some friends, we heard the birthday party under the shelter, but didn\’t see baby celebrations. I rode my bike a lot of Sunday, but mainly for errands and coffee runs. Short hops here and there. But I did get a new banana yellow bike helmet and new bike gloves as well! Long needed and I\’m very excited.

mykle
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mykle

My wife and I were up ALL SATURDAY NIGHT riding around town. First at the Platform Animation Festival party at the CPA downtown … then across downtown to the Tube for some soul-music dancing … then over the bridge and down the east side bike paths & thru Oakes Bottom to the Watershed for a wedding reception, zoobomb-style! (Congratulations Cory and Carole!)

It\’s so great to be able to ride the whole length on bike paths! It was perfect biking weather, and not bad for drinking either.

We danced \’till 4am, then straggled back to NE with a pack of die-hards. The sun was up when we snuck in the backyard and up to bed.

Carl
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Carl

Friday saw the acquisition of three (3!) super-weird super-British project bikes thanks to Sellwood Cycle Repair\’s apparent lack of time for working on old Moultons. Dropout BC has offered assistance in restoration and freakification of same.

With the streets firmly in our grasp, Zoobomb has now taken to Portland\’s waterways. Saturday saw the maiden voyage of an as-yet-unnamed 5.6m catamaran owned by a pack of Zoobombers who puttered about around Sellwood, trying to go fast/get hurt. With the wind and sails down, we retired to the Watershed for the aforementioned wedding reception (Zoobomb meets France).

Sunday saw continued effort on my part to recover from Pedalpalooza. Month-old dishes were washed and my thoroughly soiled wardrobe was relocated from floor to bed in preparation for washing. Others folks took the good ship Zoobomb out to Rooster Rock on the Columbia where they learned that Phil\’s girl scout vest does not suffice as a PFD (an $81 lesson). Having outzoobombered myself for the weekend, I failed to attend the weekly hilltop meeting and subsequent well-supervised (thanks PPB!) descents.

With my bed piled high with clothes, I slept soundly on my floor.

SKiDmark
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SKiDmark

Carl those are very cool bikes. The are actually vintage Huffy\’s (!) The Dropout concensus is to keep them stock, as they are too cool just the way they are. The white ones could get by with a general clean up and re-greasing. The gold-ish one could stand some kustom paint and maybe apehangers would be cool. Sawing them up would be a shame, though.