Bike Ride – IV

Finally got my bike fixed and she’s running like a champ!  Good thing because my bestie from Burque flies in today and we’ve got a whole day to roam the streets looking for trouble.  After a very satisfying and coma-inducing brunch, we set off on our bikes (one she’s borrowed for the day from my former squatter housemate) to Mount Tabor.  This is the tallest peak in Portland and an active volcano.  We make it about halfway up before we realize that there is going to be no foreseeable break in the incline.  So we walk up the second half.  Don’t judge.

It’s a beautiful view of the city and we hang up top for a bit.  She poses at the top of the stairs that lead to nowhere.

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We rocket down the hill, riding our brakes most of the way and still going way too fast.  Grab Italian Sodas and walk our bikes to practice some vinyasa at Mandala Yoga on Belmont.  It was an amazing class.  We take it slow on the way back to my place, relaxed and tired from a fun and stress-free day of bikes, yoga, and conversation.  Finally, some tacos and margaritas finished off the best day of the year.

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July 23

I took a very long, very contemplative hike/run/walk along the trails by my new apartment. It was a beautiful day and I had to stop several times to snap pictures. Too bad I didn’t have my big camera with me, but the old iPhone captured some cool images.

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