Weekend Open Thread

Policymakers Ride-43

Riding the Fort Vancouver Land Bridge.
(Photo © J. Maus)

What are your plans this weekend? The weather looks to be delightful here in the Portland region. Got any bike adventures in mind?

The Portland Bridge Festival kicked off yesterday. It’s sort of the Pedalpalooza of bridges, with lots of fun events planned for the next two weeks. I know a lot of people are heading down to Falls City for the Northwest Trail Alliance’s Black Rock Shuttle Day fundraiser. Tonight I might roll downtown and check out the Ironclad Street Sprints in the Pearl District.

The photo above is from the Policymakers Ride I did a few weeks back (still hope to share a recap). That new land bridge trail from the Columbia River over into Fort Vancouver is really cool.

Feel free to use the comments below to share your bike fun, reflect on the week’s news, tell us what you’re seeing out on the streets… or whatever. See you back here on Monday and enjoy the weekend.

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fredlf
fredlf
13 years ago

There are still some spaces available for La Musette, Tour viewing and fine dining. Go for a long, hard ride and then enjoy six courses of fine French food! All the details are on our website: http://www.fredlifton.com/musette

bikingpotato
bikingpotato
13 years ago

Went to La Muzette last night … if you can dig up the change from underneath the couch cushions, you should go. Yes, you can watch the tour… but you get to watch the tour while enjoying absolutely phenomenal food and well-paired drinks. AND – if you bike the longest distance to get there, you get a bit o recognition.

Dutch
Dutch
13 years ago

North Freak ride was a blast. About 100-150 showed up. We went swimming, had a epic skid contest, and had lots of fun. Thanks everyone for coming out!

kj
kj
13 years ago

Not much outside but I worked on an old mountain bike I had sitting in the garage. Changed the tires to something more suitable for roads, cleaned and greased the chain and some minor adjustments and now I’m looking forward to riding on it tomorrow..

patrickz
patrickz
13 years ago

One whole weekend devoted to looking for a new touring machine, reading on gear ratios, frame shapes and even color finishes. At least this has kept me riding all over and trying out everything, from clunky to dreamy ($$$). Maybe I’ll just take time off and go listen to a few birds.

Jeff bernards
Jeff bernards
13 years ago

Watching the Tour live in Paris, it’s amazing how fast their riding.

Cecil
13 years ago

Went out to The Dalles for the Oregon Randonneurs’ “Columbia Hills 300K.” 187.6 miles with 9300 or so ft total elevation gain in 16 hrs 25 minutes and triple-digit temperatures. Not the smartest thing I have ever done, but fun nonetheless.

CaptainKarma
CaptainKarma
13 years ago

Rode the entire current springwater detour. Woke up this morning to a flat tire, first in forever.

Sure makes me appreciate the normal route! It *is* nice, what little I sneaked down onto and rode.

I’m trying to remember the “Ode to Springwater” poem published on BikePortland a little while back……….

Jerry_W
Jerry_W
13 years ago

Captain Karma:
“Rode the entire current springwater detour. Woke up this morning to a flat tire, first in forever.”

I hope you’re not running out of karma! 😉