I hope that you are getting excited about the warmer days ahead and all the GREAT riding opportunities coming up. This is the time of year where I get out my calendar and say, “OK, how many event rides and multi-day rides can I fit into the summer without getting totally blasted by September.” And, by the way, leave myself some time to ride with the Club on regular rides and offer a ride or two of my own.
We certainly aren’t having the mild, balmy winter that I remember in 2013. On most rides of late there’s been the threat of either rain, sleet, or snow. I, for one, am getting slightly envious of the Tucson-ites, the faction of our Club that heads south for some sunny riding!
Registration is now open through EventBrite for the Pioneer Century, scheduled for June 7, 2014.
Click here for more information and a link to the registration site.
As I write this article for the February Quick Releases in mid-January, I feel slightly hesitant. After all, we haven’t had the banquet where new officers are sworn in and introduced, and we haven’t had the first meeting of the new Executive Board (Monday, January 27) or the first general meeting of the Club (Thursday, February 6).
Do you like to track your own mileage? Have you already lost that hard copy of the blank mileage sheet that came with the January Quick Releases?
Click here for a copy you can download and print.
‘Twas the month before elections, and all thro’ the house,
Not a president was stirring, not even a louse-y one.
When what to Alison’s eyes did come, a last resort, if she could find no one.
This gal would do it with one caveat—that next VP would agree to take the next slot.
For one year only Cindy would give it her best—22 meetings, 12 Top Talks, and all the rest.
The year is winding down which I’m sure many of you find rather astonishing. I know I do. It’s been a good year of riding for many of us though, and we had a lot of exceptional summer days. As the days get cooler and wetter I really relish the last hours of cycling on the warm and dry autumn days and dread the end of the ride. I’m sure that won’t be the case very soon!
THE CITY CLUB OF PORTLAND has added their voice to many, including Lewis and Clark College, who are calling for OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (ODOT) to study and fast-track a road diet on SW BARBUR BLVD. to “significantly improve safety for every road user”. The BTA also urges Portland City Council to study the traffic impacts of a Barbur Blvd.
Whew! All the hard work of summer is done. What a relief! Pioneer Century √ STP √ the annual club picnic √ and Sunday Parkways are done! That was quite a little “To Do” list there! Thank you all for your efforts. It’s been great and the results are all good.
Because of SELLWOOD BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION, Riverview Cemetery was slated to be closed to all vehicles including bicycles and we were offered a detour up Taylors Ferry Rd. This is a steep road with heavy traffic and no shoulder and no one rides a bike up it. After many complaints from cyclists about the safety of the proposed detour, the traffic plan has been revised so that cyclist and pedestrians are now able to go through the cemetery even thou