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Summer in Portland

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Although it will probably rain for the entire month of June, the past ten days have made Portlanders think: summer is here! And, with summer, comes camping! And bikes! And vacations!

Since everyone is so pressed for time nowadays, Charlie and I decided to combine all three and are heading to Colorado in two weeks, swinging by Crater Lake and a few other parks along the way to swim, camp, and relax. Then, in Colorado, we have a 6-day bike tour that he is helping to guide and I am just hoping to survive. It’s a mountain pass a day….wish me luck 😛

Other summer plans include a trip to LA…and who knows where else!

February Fun

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

As promised – here’s my MSN link…The Best Thing About My City.

They liked the series so they’ve decided to make it an ongoing thing, which is exciting. Up next? The most overrated thing…anyone have suggestions on overrated Portland activities?

I’ve got some fun (domestic) trips planned – one to Omaha for a wedding (I love Omaha!) for 36 hours in April and then another in June to take on the scenery of Colorado for a killer climb-a-mountain-pass-every-day bike tour. Hmmm…now to just get myself ready for the challenge!

Another Birthday on the Road – San Fran Style

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
The Pack AttacksI have this thing with celebrating my birthday when I'm away from home...not because I plan it that way, but because there is a series of events that requires ... [Continue reading this entry]

California Dreamin’

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
So I'm heading back to Cali again this weekend - the northern part of the state this time. I've got a 6 a.m. flight on Saturday morning and one of my close friends of high school is getting hitched ... [Continue reading this entry]

Fourth of July Recap

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
Mom at Rose GardenWhat a boring title. Really. Who wants to read about what I did this weekend? Because I don't have the time/energy/effort to write something ... [Continue reading this entry]

All Bikes, All the Time

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
This past weekend was the fantastic NRC race, Mt. Hood Classic. I did not do it, but if you want to read a Cat-4 women's account, check out Eryn's blog. [Continue reading this entry]

Cycling to Multnomah Falls

Monday, May 15th, 2006
For my frantic week, sometimes there is nothing to do but match it with a frantic weekend - or, at least, a frantic Saturday! Saturday ended up being an amazing ride - what began as a proposed ride with Charlie turned ... [Continue reading this entry]

Gas Prices in Portland = Ridiculous

Monday, May 8th, 2006
So last week, with the skyrocketing gas prices, my low tank and the fact I needed to be riding more anyway, I put off filling up my tank. Alas, yesterday I had to break down. To fill a little more than 13 ... [Continue reading this entry]

Taste of the Nation, Bike Racing and Sun!

Monday, April 24th, 2006
As I mentioned previously, this weekend I completed my first ever stage race - the Willamette Valley Classic. My first 'sports goal for 2006' to get crossed off the list (now, for that half-ironman, half-marathon and crit...)! ... [Continue reading this entry]

Creepy Guys – Or, Why I Lock My Doors in N. Portland

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
Living in N. Portland has its advantages - it's cheaper, it's a few miles from work, and there are number of cool restaurants and shops opening up. However, it still has a reputation for being slightly seedy and not ... [Continue reading this entry]