Archive | December, 2007

One more week to make it happen

14 Dec

I have one week to finish up at school; then it’s off to the great dry east.  This time I will be prepared.  This time I will ride the Sacagawea Heritage Trail Loop, and I will ride it with a spare tube and a travel pump.  I thought perhaps Maya Lin‘s Confluence Project was Finished at Sacagawea Park but it looks as though I am wrong.  If you aren’t aware of this project and you live in the Pacific Northwest it is sure worth a look.  And If you’ve never been to Sacagawea State Park it’s one of the gems in the area.

Mostly I was doing some reading up and trying to figure out what nice rides I’ll go on while I spend a week or two in the Columbia Basin with my camera.  If you have any suggestions let me know.

Now had to study time.

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A pedestrian was Killed on SE Stark (update)

12 Dec

A man driving a Jeep last night lost control of his Jeep and jumped the sidewalk and struck a 42 year old mother of three. The Oregonian is reporting on this and says:

“Temple has been arrested on accusations of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving and second-degree manslaughter.”

After recent event I had to ask myself in anything would happen to the driver. I’m glad to they are being charger but very sad to see this happen. I wish things where this cut and dry in bike related crashes.

Update:  Of course the day after a pedestrian was killer a cyclist had to be hit too.  This has turned out to be quite a year.  Read all about it here.

Study time

8 Dec

I am a full time student if you didn’t know; this means that I am in finals mode right now. Basically I’m doing a lot reading and writing about non-bike things. I also get to have non-bike fun.

I’ve got two weeks to go.