Along with the BikeHugger crew, I’m in Portland for the Mobile Social, and while I’m looking forward to riding it, meeting Hugger readers and giving away prizes (I’ve been told I might be doing the raffle), I’m equally excited for the next few days of riding.
I arrived in Portland last night and set up my trusty Bike Friday, after a walkabout looking for an 8mm Allen for my pedals (thanks to Waterfront Bicycles at 10 SW Ash for giving me a 6mm to 8mm adapter so I didn’t need to buy a $40 wrench) I’m all ready for a week of riding and I couldn’t be happier.
Last night I remembered why I like Portland so much as I came across the carnival being set up by the river, without a soul paying any attention to it. Rows after rows of amusements and vendors waiting to open on Friday, but not a local in the park.
Now I’m going to head up to the hills (after some Stumptown coffee) and stretch my legs before coming back to ride over and be mobile-social.