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    x in PDX

    So our x136 made it into Portland very, very early this morning. He called me when he woke up and we met for brunch before he continued on his return to Sacramento. Thank you, X, for sparing me from a full day at work! We ate at a restaurant in the business district of a funky neighborhood that is rapidly becoming yuppified. The backdrop is a new Bicycle Oasis that the City of Portland has installed for the benefit of our tribe. There are a few around town now, and there will be more in the future.


    We saw 2 of these stickers stuck to objects in the area. It is a very important message, after all.


    As tired as X may have been , he at least knew where he was.


    The full Oasis effect...


    If he pushes through, he can get home tonight without having to stay somewhere overnight, so no bike ride. It's a nice, easy drive down I-5 through the Willamette Valley and over the Siskiyous. I did get to see the pretty Long Haul Trucker all dismantled in his detested rental vehicle. I can only imagine how happy X will be to get rid of it at the journey's end.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Great pics!

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    Nice pi(x)! That is a fun drive once you get past Eugene...through Redding, anyway.


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    Rock on X!!! You are living the dream man...50 women, 51 states, 1 man, one bicycle, 70, 000 watching.


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    No pics of you two together? What was for brunch?
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    Well, there wasn't a third to take pics, and I honestly forgot to ask him to take one of me. I had the "Northwest Benedict" (Eggs Benedict with salmon instead of ham) and X had the french toast. Portland's breakfasts/brunches are the best meal by far in most restaurants. We take it very seriously here. It's usually served until 2-3pm.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    god, i miss PDX.

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    Darn! He drove through Eugene, I would have met him for a double hazelnut latte (or more brunch) if I had known. Next time x?
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
    god, i miss PDX.
    We miss you, too.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    OMG. Are those bikes tied down? Or are they free to wander?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    Well, there wasn't a third to take pics, and I honestly forgot to ask him to take one of me. I had the "Northwest Benedict" (Eggs Benedict with salmon instead of ham) and X had the french toast. Portland's breakfasts/brunches are the best meal by far in most restaurants. We take it very seriously here. It's usually served until 2-3pm.
    And they start serving it at noon, when most Portlanders finally roll out of bed.
    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    OMG. Are those bikes tied down? Or are they free to wander?!
    In Bike Theft Central, OR? Hardly. They're difficult to see in the pic, but there are staple racks under the shelter. With the exception of my bike, they were all locked up.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Was anyone else thinking "That isn't what I expected X to look like."?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky53s View Post
    Was anyone else thinking "That isn't what I expected X to look like."?
    Yeah, but no one could anticipate that shirt.
    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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    Yes, one could anticipate that shirt. If one knows x.

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    my x is in pdx, well actualy across the river in battle ground, usde to live in portland and it is a fun town to ride is
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    Yes, one could anticipate that shirt. If one knows x.
    It's Hawaiian Shirt Friday--Isn't EVERYONE wearing a similar shirt?

    Wait, what? NO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krink View Post
    Yeah, but no one could anticipate that shirt.
    I was grateful for that shirt. I knew exactly who he was when I pulled up.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Everytime I open this thread your picture startles me x, because you look a lot like a friend of my son's.
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    Love the pics! I like the last one the best!

    I think Joe and I need to head up to that area again. We're craving some Sweet Cheeks wine and some Northwest company!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadiyah View Post
    Love the pics! I like the last one the best!

    I think Joe and I need to head up to that area again. We're craving some Sweet Cheeks wine and some Northwest company!
    I'll drink to that idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    I was grateful for that shirt. I knew exactly who he was when I pulled up.
    I want to apologize to x's shirt. Can I wear your shirt sometime, x?

    From my own day in PDX, I have to say that its a worthy pilgrimage for bicyclists. Mostly because there are a lot of cyclists for a U.S. city its size, lots of different kinds of bikes and riders.
    They told me to wear more lycra, and I said "no, no, no."

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