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Old 06-29-09, 10:50 AM   #1
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Portland's Pedalpalooza is over...

...and that makes Scott a sad panda.

Seriously, there was more awesome packed into those 17 days than I thought could be possible. The Portland bike scene has opened up a whole new aspect of bicycling that I had never experienced before - bike fun. Riding my bike used to be all about the fitness challenges, the scenery, or getting someplace when commuting. But lately I've been on some amazing rides with people who just like to have a good time on their bikes.

What were your favorite parts of Pedalpalooza?

* I enjoyed seeing people come out on their front porches to smile and wave during the kickoff ride
* Laughed when the daytime naked ride dropped by the Cirque du Cycling
* Quenched my thirst for water and knowledge during the Benson Bubbler ride
* Got to see some interesting Buddhist centers on the Buddhas by Bike ride
* Saw the streets come alive during NoPo Sunday Parkways
* Discovered the logistics of eating pizza with 100+ other riders on the pizza ride

My only regrets are not having more time to participate. Next year I'm definitely going to set aside some vacation time to use for this, and will probably lead a ride or two as well.

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Old 06-29-09, 05:45 PM   #2
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Twas a fantastic year.
I did the pizza ride up until 1 am at hammys
I did the solstice ride from 9pm to 5:30am hitting the two highest peaks in portland
The bike Kiss-in was fun
And the dead freeways ride was wicked informative.
plus a couple quick educational rides.
All of them were a blast.
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Old 07-02-09, 02:33 PM   #3
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Lessee:
The night-time Naked Ride was great.
The Tall-Bike Jousting was hair-raisingly hilarious.
Unicycle Polo was an eye-opener.
The Solstice ride up Council Crest was challenging after the amount of BEER I had consumed...
The Punk-Rock Bikini Bike Wash was, well...arousing...
Bike Porn was great except the last "short" which was overly long.
Vegan Bakery Bike ride was good for the tummy (especially the giant chocolate chip cookie).
Shaun from the Hawthorne gave a great talk (with slides) on his touring adventures out east, and down the Pacific Coast (this happened at the downtown Portland Hostel, not the Hawthorne).
The "Lit and Loud" ride was a great party. Especially when a bunch of us did the Zombie dance to MJ's "Thriller".
The Fair on the last Saturday was great as well.
- Myself, and my two good friends enjoyed our trip immensely: We also did a bike-tour out to Rowena, and back which was a BLAST!
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Logged 319 miles doing Pedalpalooza events -------- loved every dang mile.

I can't wait til next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Logged 319 miles doing Pedalpalooza events -------- loved every dang mile.

I can't wait til next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Logged 400+ with the bike-tour thrown in
Going to work towards coming again next year.
Had such a great time!
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