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The true stars of the Seattle to Portland bike ride

  I took part in the Seattle to Portland bike ride this past weekend. The temptation right now is to talk about how you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. That no matter the obstacles, you can do great things with small steps. One foot in front of the other and all that. … Continue reading »

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Why cities are better experienced on the surface

  I talked about bike share in New York City, and how it has the potential to change the fabric of the street. But I also didn’t test it out myself, as I lacked a helmet. Lame, I know, but I felt significantly less likely to resemble an oil slick, or find myself on the … Continue reading »

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Why bike share will change cities (for the better)

  New York City has recently rolled out a new bike sharing program. Bike share is something that even bike-crazy Portland doesn’t yet have, and as I’ve been in NYC this past week, I was very curious about it. Plus I’ve become a bit of a cyclist since moving to Portland, something I could never … Continue reading »

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Why rail trails are great, sort of

  The Springwater Corridor Trail is a rail trail in the Portland area. It starts out on the eastern waterfront, and follows the Willamette River south for about 4 miles before turning inland along Johnson Creek, through the towns of Milwaukie, Gresham, and finally terminating some 20 miles later in the unfortunately-named town of Boring. … Continue reading »

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Change your personal narrative

  I was that kid in gym class that never got picked for anything. When they absolutely had to pick everyone for some event, I would be almost dead last, my mortification saved only by a few kids seemingly even more athletically hopeless than I was. Gym class is one of childhood’s traumas, and I … Continue reading »

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