Bike Ride Along the Willamette

Posted on Aug 18, 2008


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My husband is training for the Portland Marathon in October.  He has to do these really insane runs to prepare.  This Sunday he had to run 15 miles.  My Father-in-law and I rode our bikes in support.   We handed him food and water along the way. 

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This is the second time I've accompanied my husband on these long runs.  The first time I didn't have my camera and I saw Blue Heron, Baby Osprey and lots of other cool wildlife.  This time around this little guy was the only wildlife I saw. 

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I just love these weird flowers that were going to seed.  They look almost alien.

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On the Springwater Corridor, there aren't too many places to stop and rest.  This is one of the few places that had benches.  It was such a pretty day even if it was super hot. 

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I got a new bike seat this week.  The first long bike ride of the season was done on the bottom seat.  That is just wrong.  Why did I ever think that this seat was a good idea?  I've moved up to the grandma of all seats and it's made me so much happier. 

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