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Taste of the Nation, Bike Racing and Sun!

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…)! I’ll write up a race report later, but for right now, lets just say that I a) Need to train more and b) Have to learn how to be more aggressive riding in a pack.

Tonight is the annual Portland food event that I somehow never paid attention to the past two years I lived here! The Portland Taste of the Nation is a tax-deductible fundraiser for the Oregon Food Bank that includes tastings from all the restaurants that I normally dine at during Happy Hour….plus lots of others that I’ve always wanted to try. It’s pricey, but I’m considering it a present to Charlie and myself for surviving this weekend.

Finally, this week looks like it will be amazingly sunny – yes! I’m planning on good rides tomorrow and Thursday if I can overcome my recent attack by pollen (since when do people develop allergies in their 20s???). Maybe I’ll fly somewhere with less nature for a weekend – I’ve been writing up some really good deals in cheap tickets lately.

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