Anticipating Seattle to Portland 2011

I’m looking forward to riding my recumbent in the STP this summer. I have never ridden a century, so not even a double century. I’m not concerned about the amount of saddle time since I am not riding a diamond frame.

I have met three people so far that have, but I haven’t had much time to talk with them. I’m curious about the halfway point, and how likely I’ll be to find anyone that might like to keep my pace.

Are you riding in STP 2011 ? Have you ridden it before? Did you take one or two days? How does the halfway point work? Please share!

Tweed Ride, Portland, 2010

My sister went down to the tweed ride in Portland this weekend. Looks like there’s some good photos up on flickr. Lots of sepia work, of course! I’m going to keep a lookout for grapma’s wool clothes as Goodwill. Bellingham will have a Tweed Ride someday, and I’ll be ready!

Katura Reynolds, Portland Tweed Ride, 2010

Katura Reynolds, Portland Tweed Ride, 2010

Katura Reynolds, Portland Tweed Ride, 2010

Katura Reynolds, Portland Tweed Ride, 2010

My sister also saw a wonderful example of the DIY bike spirit: a mother that built her own wooden cargo boxes for the back of her longtail bike. Big enough to carry her groceries and her baby seat. Awesome!

Wooden cargo boxes on a longtail can carry baby and groceries!

Wooden cargo boxes on a longtail can carry baby and groceries!