By Bryan Dorr, 03 Dec. 2013 at 21:16 PT
Filed under: Bicycling
I’ve pedaled my way up and down the Springwater Corridor Trail many times. Only a few times have I rode on the last segment between Rugg Rd. near Gresham and Boring.
Springwater Trail on the final 2.2-mile segment was primitive. It was a gravel pathway, unlike the 19 miles of paved path between near downtown Portland and Rugg Rd. Sure, for my mountain bike the gravel riding was worth it. The gravel was no fun to ride on with my road bike’s skinny tires.
In July 2013, the gravel is out. Clackamas County Parks started work on paving between Rugg Rd. and Dee St. in Boring. Work included paving the trail to a width of 10 to 12 feet wide with 2 to 4 feet of gravel shoulder. A new deck and rail was installed on the Telford Rd. crossing. The intersection at Telford and Haley was improved. The County budgeted $1.9 million.
On December 2, 2013, Clackamas County announced the trail project is now complete and trail is open for public use. Today, I rode out on the Springwater Trail to go check it out. How was it?
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By Bryan Dorr, 25 Nov. 2013 at 23:05 PT
Filed under: Commentary
Editor’s note (Dec. 1, 2013): I’ve decided on bringing back the Burgers pages. I won’t be making it a mission to seek out new burgers and update the page. Instead, I may enjoy a burger somewhere once in a while, but still taking my health into consideration. I’ve also decided to bring Burgers page back for all of you to enjoy my Burger photo gallery!
There’s a time in my life where I need to make a change for the better. One of those changes I need to make involve my health, physically and mentally. Part of those changes for the better means I have to change my diet.
For the past few months I’ve uploaded burgers after burgers on the now departed Burgers page. Tonight, I bid farewell to the Burgers page and all its images. No more burgers being sought, devoured, and images posted from the venue.
The impact burgers (with fries and sodas) from grease, sugar, corporate “franken-ingredients” and so forth are taking a toll on my physical and mental health. I am a bit overweight. My mind is usually cloudy and sometimes gloomy that I can’t think straight anymore. I’ve grown tired having hamburgers after hamburgers, and they all pretty much taste the same to me anyway.
I am done with Burgers page. I don’t feel like I need to be obligated to upkeep the Burgers page while impacting my life. My health trumps catering to a web page. I must move on to healthier hobbies and habits.
By Bryan Dorr, 19 Nov. 2013 at 20:47 PT
Filed under: Travel
Once again, it’s that time of year when Upper Larch Mountain Road will close for the winter on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Every fall Multnomah County install a gate near milepost 10 prevent travelers access on the county’s highest road during the winter season. The road travels to an elevation of about 4,000 feet at Larch Mountain and Sherrard Point. The road reopens in the spring when the snow thaws.
By Bryan Dorr, 18 Nov. 2013 at 20:09 PT
Filed under: Events
If there is one thing I can say about Sunday, it is that I went home with a trifecta from Oregon Championships Day and the Oregon Craft Beer Fest at Portland Meadows: winnings, beer, and a burger!
My $10 worth of tickets gives me 10 3-oz. taster samples and a free boot glass. Four tickets give you a “full boot” (12-oz.). It was best that I’d do one taster per race. Oh, and the race program booklet for $3.50, which included the beer fest tasting notes.
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By Bryan Dorr, 16 Nov. 2013 at 18:03 PT
Filed under: Bicycling
The upcoming Bike Milwaukie ride for Nov. 17 tours various public murals in the Portland area. Riders meet Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:30 a.m. at the Milwaukie City Hall in Milwaukie. The ride is free and open to all ages. More information about the upcoming ride is found on Bike Milwaukie’s Facebook page.