Grateful for the freedom of expression

Day 175 of #LiveWell2017 Today in Portland, no less than five naked bike rides are scheduled, including the World Naked Bike Ride that rolls at 9:00 PM tonight. These organized bike rides are symbols of the ultimate freedom we have in this country - to be able to express our ourselves freely and openly in … Continue reading Grateful for the freedom of expression

Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

Day 70 of #LiveWell2017 One of my greatest pleasures in life is riding my bicycle. I am so grateful to be physically able to ride and to live in a place where riding is safe and easy. Portland is a bicycle haven with over 350 miles of bikeways city-wide. Bicycling is relaxing and fun and … Continue reading Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!

Spring Ride in Forest Park

A fine spring mountain bike ride in Portland's Forest Park...Leif Erickson Trail. Under a cool shady canopy dotted with spots of sunlight that warmed our backs and faces, the blackberries and maple trees blooming, and┬ádeciduous trees leafing out. Birds singing, hummingbirds flitting through. The recent rains made for wet trails and mud-splattered bikes and clothes … Continue reading Spring Ride in Forest Park

Day 4 Ride: Trails and Alligators – National Bike Month

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country … Continue reading Day 4 Ride: Trails and Alligators – National Bike Month

Day 3 Ride: National Bike Month

Day 3 of National Bike Month 2014 I got up early and headed out before the forecasted rains began and before traffic got heavy on the roads...explored a few new streets this time on my wonderful Trek CrossRip Elite. Loving this bike! ┬áBeautiful cloudy morning, humid like summer with the approaching storms, but quiet and … Continue reading Day 3 Ride: National Bike Month