heat

Get hip to the heat this weekend

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 3rd, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Splash Dance Ride-5-4

This is one of my favorite ways to stay cool!
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

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In record heat, a trail angel saves the day

Avatar by on July 30th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

The hot, eerily empty
Springwater Trail yesterday.
(Photos by Erin Greeson)

Today, while commuting home midday to finish my work from an air-conditioned office, a great thing happened. Just when I thought I’d prepared smartly for the 100-degree ride — dousing my head in cold water beforehand and chugging water all morning long — my lack of preparedness on another front led to an unexpected situation.

As I rode down SE Lincoln, I noted an atypically low number of fellow cyclists on this usually busy route. The heat has kept people indoors or in their cars, I thought to myself. I made my way through Ladd’s Addition, under the Hawthorne Bridge and onto the Springwater Corridor Trail (popular bike routes, which were all sparsely populated). [Read more…]