Mountain bike commute! I didn't have to go into work until a little later than normal today - and I get to sit on the job - so I figured today was the perfect day to take Anastasia out for a loop around Powell Butte on the way in. And it was great, until -on my way down - I came across a runner who 1. 's music was so loud he couldn't hear me the 5 times I tried to get his attention and 2. Once he realized I was there (after about a half mile) decided, instead of slowing down or stopping and moving over so I could pass, to move over and speed up so that there was no way I could safely pass before the trail got too narrow again. 😠 I don't get angry at fellow runners and cyclists much but when I do....
So I got to work and still had an hour to burn, so I went for a run. And OMG GUYS have I told you how much I love my tri-shorts? Cause I do. It's a thing. SPANDEX THAT I CAN RUN IN and ride in.
A little over a year ago, I set out across the country to find a new home. 2 weeks later I found myself broke in Portland, Oregon. One of the last places I thought I wanted to be. But I quickly fell in love with this beautifully weird city. She inspires me more and more everyday to be not only comfortable with myself, but to learn and grow to become a better person, inside and out.
When you have 2 days off in a row and you could sit and stew about the shit going on in your life or drive down to Bend to cheer on some coworkers/friends doing a 24hr mountain bike race, ALWAYS choose the cheerleader position. These cats are awesome. I totally enjoyed being the team mom and was totally bummed that I had to leave before the finish (but work calls!) #oregon24hr#mountainbiking#itsabeautifuldayforaride#teamclackamas#endureandenjoy#reiemployee
It's International Women's Day.
Not really celebrated here, but in some countries (where women have served as President, Prime Minister and Queen of more than just their kitchen) it's an actual holiday with parades and stuff.
So get out there and celebrate! We are part of an awesome community of people who don't judge you by what's between your legs, as long as it's a motorcycle! #internationalwomensday#itsabeautifuldayforaride #'Murica #notthere#getthereonamotorcycle#1977#2015