I really look forward to the spring challenge, and am grateful to The Goddess for shoving us all out the door again this year. It comes at such an interesting time of year, when so much change is in the air with the onset of spring here and autumn down under.
I haven’t quite figured out how I should approach this year’s event. We leave for Palermo in just over two weeks, so I’ll get some of my rides in here in Portland and probably some on tour in Sicily. I’m tempted to just blitz it and fit all seven in before we leave if we get enough decent weather and I can sandwich enough rides in between film festival events and departure preparations.
Wherever these rides take place, the theme as usual will be diversity: seven different beverage venues, food item selections and ride destinations. With luck, we’ll feature seven different bridges too. Easy to do here in Portland of course,but it might take some research work in Sicily. We’ll see how it goes.
Blah, blah, blah. Let’s get started. Today’s ride: across the Hawthorne Bridge to Water Avenue Coffee and then on to Portland’s pet volcano, Mount Tabor.