i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
1:02 AM: here there be dragons
today i biked almost to the eastern edge of the map, which i just ordered from metro. gmap-pedometer says i biked almost 13 miles total! (1828 calories)
i've determined i should be carrying some cash & a trimet ticket in addition to my license & quarters for phones. alas, my headlamp broke. i have no idea how, but the manufacturer doesn't make them in dark translucent blue anymore, so i am unlikely to get a replacement. fortunately we have a backup from burning man, but i loved those lamps. meh.
a funny & sad story: way out near the baseball field in gresham, a man asked me how close we were to the max & a freddy's. i said i had no idea, that this was my first trip out this far and i wasn't even sure i knew how far out i was. but the max, at least, should be to the right. he thanked me for my "help," (my airquotes, not his), and it was only a few minutes later when i realized i had A MAP and we could have just looked it UP! doh!