Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 30 2011 Ride: Meeting Adventure!

Normally, I’m not one for late Monday-evening rides, but when adventure! calls, you answer. No, really. Shawn Granton, who normally posts here as “adventure!” and who writes the great Portland bike blog, Urban Adventure League, phoned me about 6:30 last … Continue reading

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May 27 2011 Ride: Tire-d

After a long week and a serious commute as usual, I was delighted to see the weather hold out enough for a quick ride after work. Though one would think that as a near-native Washingtonian (we moved here when I … Continue reading

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May 21, 2011 Ride: Even Trails Have Road Hazards…

Saturday found me ready for my third ride in three days, and after a good night’s sleep and a few hours without teenagers, less philosophical and more ready for frivolity. This would seem to be counterintuitive, but trust me: teenagers … Continue reading

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May 20, 2011 Ride: Narratives

Lately, I’ve been thinking about narrative. As a high school English teacher, I talk about narrative with each book I teach. Generally, in Western literature, stories move in a linear fashion. In non-Western literature, we often read stories that are circular, … Continue reading

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May 19, 2011 Ride: Into the Sunset, Camera in Hand

I’ve been away for four days, travelling with a few of my students to various Northwest colleges as part of their “Spring Adventures” (you do this sort of thing in private school). Driving from Seattle to Portland to Salem to Portland … Continue reading

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May 14, 2011 Ride: Putting the Viva to Work

Today, the Creme and The Panasonic both made trips down to my local bike store, GHY, to be packed for shipping. The Creme will return to England via a courier from Chain Reaction. Hopefully by tomorrow or Tuesday, The Panasonic will … Continue reading

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May 13, 2011 Ride: Rubber Chickens

I have decided that all rideblog ride entries need the :subtitle model shown above. It’s just that much more intriguing, don’t you think? Often, when I’m getting ready to head out for a short ride, I find myself saying: “I … Continue reading

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