Hi from Portland
You are correct, pdx, or portland, or.
I ride a specialized sequoia which is an aluminum frame with carbon fiber fork, stays and seat post. It has ultegra components outside of the rear deraileur which is dura ace. I have custom wheels with Phil Woods hubs. Until I bought these wheels, I had a lot of trouble keeping the rear wheel true.
My wife rides a similar bike but with a bit more of a racing geometry but the same components. She has the shimano wheels with ultegra hubs that came with the bike and have worked well for her.
I ride every day and just ride to work, and go downtown or shopping on the weekends.
It's amazing how the miles pile up.