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August 26, 2007

Portland Century

I rode the Portland Century today with Meredith and some other folks, they improved the route from last year, had better rest stops and it was a gorgeous not too hot day. So we had a lot of fun. Meredith did her first hundred in good form. Around mile 95 she learned that you don't have to go in the drops to brake. She was pretty excited about that one. We got some good hills in the middle of the ride but nothing too crazy. After eating Hot Lips pizza at Blue Lake we had a headwind heading west along the Columbia but we just put our heads down and hammered, some guy hopped on for the ride. The best of all though was chilling at the Park Blocks with free beer, a great salmon dinner and catching up with friends that had been spread out all over the route.

Posted by Dave at 07:44 PM

August 23, 2007

Only in Portland


Posted by Dave at 05:38 PM

August 17, 2007

Mount Adams in a day

"Good to be alive" was an oft-repeated phrase yesterday as Scott, Meredith, Rich and I ran through the high alpine meadows around Mount Adams. For Scott and I this was our second circumnavigation of a Cascade peak this year after circling St. Helens last month. The distance around Mt. Adams at thirty-five miles was a little longer but we weren't expecting the wash-outs or as much elevation change as on Helens. For the first twenty miles or so that was the case but on the east side of the mountain we faced difficult route finding and significant climbing. We were treated with a full day's adventure. more...
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Posted by Dave at 01:51 PM |

August 14, 2007

New fence, gate and hot tub

I have long wanted a hot tub and when I moved to Portland and experienced the gray cool winters I wanted one even more. My new house had a perfect spot for a hot tub, in fact the last owner had taken out a hot tub. Also there was no bath tub in the house. So on Thursday my hot tub came. I had to take out the fence and gate for them to get it in the backyard. This was no big loss because both were falling apart and the gate was troublesome to use and only opened about 18 inches. So I built a new fence and gate, improving the line at the same time. Here are better photos of just the hot tub and just the fence and gate.

Posted by Dave at 04:50 PM |

August 12, 2007

Bridge Pedal

Rode Bridge Pedal today with about twenty thousand other folks, some of whom I knew (see photo). This year was special as we stopped for Bloody Marys in Sellwood and had to catch back up to the ride afterwards. Once we passed the truck picking up the cones we were good. The Fremont bridge remains my favorite. We had to walk for about 1/2 an hour before Ross Island but the crowd had a good feel, singing Happy Birthday and doing the wave. I got some great photos, will post them later. Update: here are the photos.
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Posted by Dave at 04:43 PM

August 01, 2007

UniSudoku receives 4 1/2 mice from MacWorld

Woo hoo! UniSudoku has been glowingly reviewed by Dan Frakes at MacWorld, receiving a very high 4 1/2 mice (). The review is quite in-depth and does a great job of explaining the benefits of my software. Of course I hope this will boost sales but it's also just great to have someone look hard at your work and then tell the world how great it is, even if it's just a game for the Mac.

Posted by Dave at 09:34 PM