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.
10:10 PM: albany bike trip
i took a working vacation in Albany during a 4-day SP event instead of driving home every day. it's about 12 miles from Albany to Lebanon, which is just about an ideal commute in the country.
My favorite road name: Lickskillet!
I pass this sign every time I work down there and I love it because this honey sign is actually on Honey Sign Drive:
A lot less fond of this sign, however:
Timber Linn Lake at nightfall. This is a gem of a park:
So I had a wonderful time until, on the last day, i crashed on the train tracks and scraped myself up pretty bad. a few days later i fell down the stairs and twisted my ankle. i didn't get on a bike again for weeks.
also, a strange encounter: a guy in a truck saw me biking down the road, turned his truck around, and followed me. he rolled down his window, asked if i was okay because he was very concerned for me out here and told me how beautiful i was. creepy!