Archive | April, 2008

Rain never lasts forever

25 Apr

It looks like we’ll be having a pretty dry weekend here in Portland.  What with the improved weather it would be a great time for some riding.  So if you had plans to clean out your nest or summer other rainy activity get outside and enjoy the weekend!  If you are already riding everyday got out and hove fun.  Spend some quality time with your trusty two-wheeled friend.

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The big girls ride has been added.

18 Apr

Anyone can add and event to the Pedalpalooza calender so if you want to see something happen do it. Heck if you can think of something and don’t want to do it I just might.

THE BIG GIRLS RIDE

6:30pm – 7:30pm

This is a ride for curvy/fat/zaftig/rubenesque women. Big girls ride bikes too so let’s go for a ride together. Easy route on the east side of the Willamette River. Riders of all skill levels encouraged, nobody gets left behind.

More about the ride.

16 Apr

Looks like I can add the pedalpalooza ride whenever I want.  So ladies what do you think would be better a weekend ride or a weekday ride in the evening.  I would be inclined to make it a weekday evening but It’s not for me it’s for everyone.  Maybe I could do one of each.  Hum,  I’ll chat it up tonight and see but give me some feedback ladies.  Thank you so much for encouraging me.

Oh and should this be women only or co-ed?  I was thinking keeping it all girl would add to the comfort but it seems a little mean to tell the big guys they have to get their own ride.

Just an idea.

15 Apr

I was thinking it could be really fun to have a chubby/fat/curvy girl ride as part of pedalpolooza.  Easy ride share tips tricks etc.  Anyway to anyone who reads this send some feed back my way.  I already proposed it I would just like to know if there is interest for a ride or some sort of workshop.

A quick note for Portland.

14 Apr

Hello I am busy, busy, busy with school right now but wanted to repost this and do my part to get the word out. Feel free to do the same.

PORTLAND – Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for help in finding the
person who hit and seriously injured a bicyclist and drove off.

Jessica Osborne was bicycling on North Rosa Parks Way near the intersection
with North Albina Street the evening of April 3 when she was hit from behind by
a 1990’s silver or gray car, possibly a Buick or Oldsmobile. Reports say the
driver appeared to be a young black man, and another man was a passenger.

The vehicle turned into the parking lot of a convenience store and drove north
on North Albina Street.

Osborne was seriously injured and spent several days in Emanuel Hospital. She
was released April 10 and is recovering at home.

Investigators believe the car’s windshield was broken during the collision.
At the time of the crash, the passenger window was covered with plastic.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Chris Johnson at (503)
823-2213.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information
reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to a resolution in this case. Callers
may remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357).

The Sacagawea Heritage trail loop.

1 Apr

I recently had the opportunity to ride the Sacagawea Heritage trail loop in Eastern Washington. It was a sunny lovely day after Easter with mild winds which made it an ideal day to ride. I brought my camera along for the ride that was so delightful that I plan on doing more distance riding here in the future. The loop can either be 18 or 24 miles long with several chances to add and extra 5 or 10 miles.

I was lucky enough to see a lama about five minutes into my ride. I was also happy to see others on bikes along the way. The only troubling chunk of the ride came on the Pasco side of the river coming up to the cable bridge, the trail has not yet been completed and so far as I can tell you are forced onto a busy industrial street for a couple blocks. There may be another route choice but it was not made clear simple adding detour instructions would be easy and very helpful.

Awfully lovely, I was pleased with all they’ve done on the trail which could be pretty useful for personal transport in the future.