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.
when i work down in lebanon, i try to find a ride nearby to avoid the rush hour traffic i’ll find when i return to portland. one day when i found myself off work much earlier than expected, i took the opportunity to try the dorena lake loop down in cottage grove. the bike path runs parallel to the road for over 15 miles: i didn't have to ride on the road at all. (so technically i didn't do the loop: just an out-and-back.) i wish more places had paths like this!
on the way back i stopped at dutch brothers for a coffee drink because it was late and i had a 3-hour drive home. the girl working there said she had been up since 4 a.m. because her senior class has a neat tradition: they watched the sunrise together on the first day of school with the intent to watch the sunrise on the last day of school, too.