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Biking in Colorado

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Charlie and I just returned from a two-week vacation to Colorado to ride our lovely bicycles. Our 6-day ride that he helped to guide I just hoped to survive took us from Breckenridge to Mt. Princeton to Gunnison to Peonia to Leadville to Aspen to Breckenridge (in some order like that) and went over 8 mountain passes, the highest of which was 12,095 ft and took me a wonderful 2 hours and 42 minutes to climb over 19 miles (ugh!). The air definitely gets a little thinner when you hit 10,000 ft.

The trip itself was fantastic, although my knee was giving me the expected trouble. The most beautiful day took us through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, which had barely any traffic and breathtaking views the whole way.

Next us is a site relaunch for work, so I’ll be swamped for the next two weeks. The nice thiing about summer is there is always something to look forward to right around the corner and in this case it’s LA in a month.

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 ... [Continue reading this entry]