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.
4:05 PM: she cud bicycle dere an nom a sammich!
sven wrote me a refrigerator lolpoem in part because i've had a string of recent bike victories lately.
for instance, i just passed 500 miles this year! last year i didn't reach 500 until near the end of november, so this is exciting.
then i made it all the way to new seasons, which has been a goal of mine for a long time. doing our weekly groceries by bike would be a pretty happy place for me, but about half our groceries are liquids (soda, juices, milk, tetra packs, etc.) which are heavy and bulky. they do not fit very well in my bike baskets. so i'm only making "light" trips by bike when we don't have a lot on the list, and am looking forward to getting veggies at the farmer's market in summer again.
but yesterday, during the prettiest day portland has seen yet this year, i made it to oaks park! this has been my goal ever since getting a bike several years ago. i've not realized how close i was previously, so it really feels like i broke a barrier: 18 miles easy roundtrip.
but alas, portland is not always bike paradise. witness this bike rack fail: