Monday, September 26, 2011

Final Plans for Wednesday's ride

I plan to ride the 20-mile loop four times, on Wednesday, starting at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm. That should put me at the Pavilion a little before 4:30 pm.

A neighbor has agreed to verify my passage as I start out on each lap.

At "3" on the map, our buddies Antony and Ed at Compuchips, (to whom we turn with all our computer problems and questions) have agreed to witness my coming by at roughly 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30. Ed and Antony are super cool guys. Today they gave me a mini-micro digital video camera to mount on my handlebars. The memory chip is about the size of my pinkie fingernail. I hope I get a chance to set it up tomorrow...

"4" is where I'll swing by the drive-up window at Walgreens, where the crew has agreed to make note of my presence -- at roughly 9:45, 11:45, 1:40, and 3:40. Anne and I are regulars, there. They seem to get a kick out of the fact that we show up with our backpacks, rain or shine. (It's only about a 15-minute walk from our house.) We get a kick out of them, too, and are constantly amazed at their good nature and efficiency even when they are insanely busy.

"2" is where I turn around, about 100 yards from the end of Evergreen, because swinging into the parking lot of the Zion Lutheran Church is a safer maneuvre than a U-turn at the junction with Glencoe. I have no one set up to witness my passage there.

I've written this post in haste (is that where "post-haste" comes from?) and may well change things tomorrow. Gotta get to orchestra, now.


  1. Just look up as you pass the church and I'll be watching on Google maps :).

  2. Have a great ride Hugh! I'm expecting a great write up and some pictures.

  3. Hugh,

    I wish I could be there with you every mile of the way. I haven't been in the saddle for almost 6 weeks since my crash and, if the doctor has his way, for another 2 at least.
    Nancy and Carl and the rest of the WashCo BTC gang will be there to celebrate this wonderful milestone with you.

    Keep your inside pedal up!!

  4. You, sir, are the boss with the hot sauce. Have a great ride.

  5. I found this post through Bike Portland...I remember the first report that you were starting to train for the remind me of my grandfather, who rode his bike until the age of 90! Your accomplishment is an amazing inspiration, proof that one is never too old to push one's boundaries. Kudos and thanks for giving us some positive news!--S. Osborn, PDX Bike Commuter