CLC 2019, #1: Hawthorne and Tabor

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.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

6 response to "CLC 2019, #1: Hawthorne and Tabor"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: March 10, 2019

    Get ready for a huge bunch of hyphens: Oh yes, that cold-hands-from-un-gloved-picture-taking-followed-by-hot-hands-wrapped-around-a-coffee-mug is a sensation I am very familiar with. Nice description.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: March 11, 2019

    Good to see a few blooms and a special time out on the mountain – there’s always a surprise in every ride.

  3. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: March 13, 2019


    Lovely ride. How brave of you to brave the cold.

    • By: Scooter Posted: March 14, 2019

      I’ll pass that on to Rachael, who complains tha5 I’m a wimp. Hardly brave, compared to what everyone else has been dealing with this winter. My son back in Minneapolis c9mpkains that he hasn’t seen th top of his mailbox for two weeks.

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