Weekend Open Thread

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Enjoy your weekend!

What are you doing to make the most of what now seem like refreshingly low temps this weekend?

There are too many bike-related events going on this weekend to summarize succinctly — check out our Weekend Events Roundup for an enticing selection.

Whatever you do, let us know how things go in the thread below.

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Elly Blue has been writing about bicycling and carfree issues for BikePortland.org since 2006. Find her at http://takingthelane.com

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K'Tesh
K'Tesh
14 years ago

Volunteering on Saturday to help mark the course for the Hottest Day of the Year Ride (on Sunday)… (I want the cool T-Shirt).

Riding on Sunday’s Bike Beaverton ride. (I want the FREE Icecream) 😉

patrickz
patrickz
14 years ago

Tomorrow, it’s Blue Lake (and a cooling dip) Sunday, I might ride to Beaverton for that icecream. (Unless it’s Central Oregon or Washington, I like to start from my front door)

Jonathon
Jonathon
14 years ago

Asses on saddles: To boldly go where CopenhagenCycleChic and a host of creepy imitators have gone before!

ggw
ggw
14 years ago

Also volunteering Sat for Hottest Day course marking…bike movies Sat night and the Hottest Day ride Sunday.

K'Tesh
K'Tesh
14 years ago

Upload my images from the Hottest Day of The Year Ride…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157621929317268/

and the Bike Beaverton Ride…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ufobike/sets/72157621928560758/

Had to borrow a camera from someone for the Beaverton ride (My batteries died), and regrettably, not all of the pictures I took apparently “took”. Didn’t get all of my camera’s images off yet, so we’ll see what it has left to upload tonight.

Craig
Craig
14 years ago

In the 5:00am darkeness (wearing clear safety shop glasses) of Sunday morning, met three buddies and rode from Lloyd Center (with our lights on of course), across the Broadway Bridge, up Lovejoy, then south on NW 23rd and up Vista Avenue to reach Council Crest before sunrise. So nice, I think this will become my regular morning workout. No cars on the streets, cool morning air, a stout but gracious hillclimb–1000 feet, but with plenty of level rest intervals for those who want them, and WAY safer in terms of safe shoulders and speeding morotists than Cornell or (God forbid) Burnside. And the view was damn fine. Followed immediately by another climb, this time up to Washinton Park, the zoo, and arboretum. Short and sweet, it’s not De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia, but it’ll do in a pinch!