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April 24, 2007

Cherry of a Ride

Sunday I went out to the Dalles for the 3rd annual Cherry of a Ride century. Jennie and Nate had organized a bunch of us to come out for the ride. I dropped Sam off at Jennie's to play with Walnut for the day and then we all headed to the start. Meredith and Kristen did the 48-mile loop while Nate, Gary and I did the 100-mile option. This was the first big ride of the season for me and was full of hills, especially in the second half of the ride. However the weather favored us and we had an incredible day. It got me excited to get on the road bike more and to look forward to other road rides, such as the Barlow Trail Century. As usual I had my Forerunner on and you can view the course at motionbased.com. Check out the elevation profile! I would love to get out to the eastern reaches of the Columbia River gorge for some more riding as there was very little traffic and beautiful views.
See the photos...

Posted by Dave at 08:46 AM |

April 23, 2007

Enjoying the new back porch

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Posted by Dave at 11:25 AM

April 16, 2007

Sam is a superstar

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Meredith, Scott, and I camped out in Sisters the night before yesterday's Peterson Ridge Rumble 30K. About a half mile into the race I let Sam off-leash and because the race was still so grouped together Sam took off to the front and I didn't see him again until the finish where he joined me for the final run-in on the track. It was a painful day for me and I'm resolved to train more for my next race. We lucked out with clear cool weather for the run after mixed sleet on Saturday.

Posted by Dave at 11:48 AM

April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

I've moved! Only two blocks away but now I am a homeowner after renting for a dozen years. I feel so fortunate to own and live in a beautiful house in a great Portland neighborhood. Meredith organized an egg-dying party the other night and we hung them on my new front porch for Easter.

Posted by Dave at 10:24 PM |