Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Road home from Astoria

We had a few good bike adventures at Fort Stevens. Our bikes parked on the beach were quite a site. We didn't bike all that far, but it was good to get out and see the park and the girls seemed to enjoy the entire weekend.

Amelia fell asleep on the car ride home from Astoria. She and Abby both were pretty tired as we left after lunch on Monday. Peter actually took a day off. We had a great time with the grandparents camping at Fort Stevens. We were pretty lucky with the weather and had our successful third camping trip of the summer!

More pictures at: http://picasaweb.google.com/peter.koonce/070820FortStevensCamping

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Providence Bridge Pedal

What a great annual tradition! The Providence Bridge Pedal is one of my favorite Portland events. We rode with Dad and Chris and had an awesome time.

We got lucky that we started with the first groups because some of the traffic control was terrible and resulted in delays of more than an hour for some people. I emailed to volunteer, but haven't heard anything yet.

One of my favorite memories will be Abby on top of the Fremont Bridge saying that she wanted to be finished with the ride. We coaxed her to continue by offering rubber snakes and ice cream. When we asked what flavor she wanted she said in a very emphatic way.... Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. I don't think I knew that she had ever had that before, so that was a bit of a surprise.

I was actually on the news because James was filming at the start line where the Bite is in progress and he was working with a cook to get people to come down to the Waterfront Park that afternoon for lunch or dinner. It is also the end of the ride.We made 15 miles on the day which was pretty good for both kids. A funny highlight was meeting Dave from Dave's Killer Bread http://www.daveskillerbread.com/flashy/... we love that bread. Here are some great pictures: http://picasaweb.google.com/peter.koonce/070812BridgePedal?authkey=tfbRK0rgpOw

Saturday, August 11, 2007

070811 Ride to the Community Cycling Center

We drove over to Grandma and Grandpa's house and rode to the Community Cycling Center. Susan was looking for a cruiser bicycle for the Bobike Seat.

We had a great bike ride, but did not find anything to buy at CCC.