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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 into a group of 12 other people after it was all said and done – Allison, Erica, Sarah, Heather, Mike, Jesse, Kevin, John, Charlie, Steve, Jeff, Rob and me. We rode up from different places and then met up at the 205 bridge on Marine Drive for the ride out. There was some breaking off at random points, but the group more or less stayed together and people got a pretty good workout.

Despite the fact half the group was on tri bikes, there was only one crash. Heather rubbed wheels and went down, but it was when we were just getting going, at like 8 miles per hour. She’s got a raspberry on her butt, but besides that she says she’s ok.

Court and Erica at WVCAfter the 80 miler (4.5 hours on the bike – that’s how fast you can go when you’re drafting on a big group like that!) Charlie and I did a 10-minute transition run, which hurt less than I expected to. That night, we saw most of the group again, plus some, at Erica and Rob’s engagement party. Although I didn’t take any pics, I did find this one of me and Erica from the WVC.

Sunday was a two hour run with Charlie – definitely my longest run in almost a year! It hurt, BUT we did it. I’m sure I’ll appreciate it more come race time!

Weekend – Whew!

Friday, May 12th, 2006

This week has been absolutely crazy – lots of writing for work and some decent workouts as well. To reward myself, I’m going out for happy hour. Whoo hoo! However, I can’t get too crazy ’cause a group of us are riding out to Multnomah Falls tomorrow. The more the merrier, if you feel like a ride through the woods. Then it’s off to my Willamette Valley Classic partner-in-crime Erica’s engagement party. Both her and her as-of-last-weekend fiancee are on my tri team, the Ironheads. Congrats to them both!

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]

Holiday and Weekend Plans

Friday, April 14th, 2006
This weekend is set to be a busy one - no big surprise there. Tonight, I'm thinking about heading to the Portland Beer and Wine Fest and then heading over to SE to hang out with the biker peeps at ... [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]

2006 Spring/Summer Domestic Trips

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
Keeping up with blog writing is difficult - I don't want to write about things that I don't think people would find interesting...or can't find the time to make 'kinda interesting' things worth reading :) I've been keeping my eye on ... [Continue reading this entry]

Confessions of a Pack Rat

Sunday, March 5th, 2006
I moved this weekend. No, not overseas. To another place in N. Portland. I know, not nearly as exotic as moving across the ocean. However, I am thrilled to be reunited with some of my stuff after 3-4 months of ... [Continue reading this entry]