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PDX, March 19, nlerner is in town and ready to ride

Old 02-07-17, 12:07 AM
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PDX, March 19, nlerner is in town and ready to ride

Yessiree folks, the man of a hundred Raleighs past and present will be in town the week before for a conference, he's extending his stay over the weekend so he can take in the sights and sounds of Weird Portland. I think it will still be a bit chilly to introduce him to The Naked Bike Ride, but perhaps we can find this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnVjkE87FDYd

At any rate, he's bringing his riding gear, including rainwear (Boston gets a bit of the wet stuff as well), so rain or shine, let's plan a ride!

No details yet, but he'll need to pick an arrow out of my quiver, so perhaps he drives the rental out to Atelier Gugie to visit the scene of the crime on his Raleigh International, I feed him some grub to make up for it, and we start from there. Or maybe something completely different. There may be a dinner or two to eat, meet, and greet around that weekend. Or quite possibly he takes one look around and decides it's a lot better just knowing us on the interwebs.

More than a month away as I randomly whack my keyboard, so plenty of time to plan or scare him off.

Who's very tentatively in? Might even get some visitors from points north to head down to see how an east coast rider handles our hilly terrain (prolly kick our collective behinds, but if we can get @northbend to come down, we've got a secret weapon).
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What did you say the weather was gonna be???

Portland in March??? Beware the ides(?) of March 19th, or something like that.
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I've seen a lot of wipeouts in downtown, people crossing over those Max rails on slick streets. So remember, if you do the naked bike ride you've got no protection on, so ride s-l-o-w!
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
What did you say the weather was gonna be???

Portland in March??? Beware the ides(?) of March 19th, or something like that.
Neal usually brings rain.
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Originally Posted by rhm
Neal usually brings rain.
...and a funny looking outfit!


@nlerner is that the logo for Hugh Hefner's organization on the back of your jersey?
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Since he's a former Capo owner, he should visit San Diego sometime to see what he is missing.
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Shouldn't this heralded event be posted under "Celebrities on Bikes"?
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Thanks for organizing, @gugie! I very much look forward to meeting and riding with some of you Portland-area folks. I've actually never been to your fair city, and I'll have spent the previous four days holed up on conference rooms and convention halls, so being outdoors and on a bike--rain or shine--will be most welcome.
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Pro tip: he keeps smoked brisket wrapped in foil in his back jersey pocket and a water bottle filled with Cote du Rhone. The guy is class all the way.
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd
Pro tip: he keeps smoked brisket wrapped in foil in his back jersey pocket and a water bottle filled with Cote du Rhone. The guy is class all the way.
Now I anticipate someone asking, "Is that a smoked brisket in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"
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So, which one of you Portlandia people looks the most like Mae West?
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd
.... and a water bottle filled with Cote du Rhone. The guy is class all the way.

We can contribute with some standard bearing, west coast wines. More than one reason to join in at Portlandia events. 2012 in California reds was quite good, though maybe not fully ready. Brisket I leave to others. Gugie is a CA transplant = maybe a wine guy?
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
We can contribute with some standard bearing, west coast wines. More than one reason to join in at Portlandia events. 2012 in California reds was quite good, though maybe not fully ready. Brisket I leave to others. Gugie is a CA transplant = maybe a wine guy?
Central Valley, CA. Home of the jug wines.

I prefer Santa Maria tri-tip, but brisket ain't bad at all.
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So, which one of you Portlandia people looks the most like Mae West?
That would clearly be @Velocivixen. @Jeff Wills's better half is more the tall drink of water type.

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@gugie & @nlerner - I'll be there to meet & greet for sure. Not sure I'll ride, but happy to show up with a vintage something or other...Mr. VV would probably ride with you all and he's met a few of our local vintage bike crew already. So, it's on the calendar.
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That would clearly be @Velocivixen. @Jeff Wills's better half is more the tall drink of water type.


Dammit, I still need to work on that belly. Mine, not the Better Half's.

Too bad I'll miss this- I have a previous commitment.
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Dammit, I still need to work on that belly.
I don't know. I think it's coming along nicely. You've got a ways to go to catch me, but have a few extra beers and burgers and you'll get there.
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I don't know. I think it's coming along nicely. You've got a ways to go to catch me, but have a few extra beers and burgers and you'll get there.
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I don't know. I think it's coming along nicely. You've got a ways to go to catch me, but have a few extra beers and burgers and you'll get there.

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Man, I'm tempted to make the trip down to PDX..but the skiing this year has been so good!

My bikes haven't seen much use in months.
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I was able to combine biking and snow on today's commute.

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Originally Posted by nlerner
I was able to combine biking and snow on today's commute.

And the snow acts as a kickstand.
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