26 October, 2010

Cyclocross 10/24/10 K Bauman on the Podium again...

It was a rainy, wet, muddy day out at PIR on Sunday but we persevered and stayed through the torrential down pours to watch Kat make another strong showing. With a couple falls on the back of the course she looked muddied and damp, but we all knew that was just her hard core determination shining through the weather. Soupy mud made for fun spills and difficult run-ups but it was all in all a great day. A second third place finish for Ms. Bauman (and third top five) in the beginners category means that it might be time for her to step it up and stomp it down in the Bs.

14 July, 2010

Coming to Portland

Informational Post / place to list rides that are going to happen while I am in Portland for Sarah's wedding the weekend of August 21st.

We are staying out in Hillsboro a couple days, so there are a couple rides that shall be out in farm land. They both start at the end of the MAX line (aka Fred Nachtigal's office parking lot). All rides may include some gravel, so get your dirt legs ready.

Friday ride around Laurel. Longish, and should include a decent climb and fast descent. Lots of time to fool around, and then find beer afterward. Really beautiful farm country.

Saturday lunch / beer ride to Helvatia (or Rock Creek) tavern.
Not too long, we need to be back to Hillsboro and cleaned up fairly early. A bit of a climb, and a genuinely fun descent in this one.

Sunday ride in Portland through Forest park.
Should be fun, hopefully not too much mud, CX bikes might be good, but I'm doing it on my roadbike - so take it as you will. We will eat food and drink beer half way through, and it will be awesome.

If any one wants to go on a fast(ish) road ride on Monday let me know! I'd love to go hit the dirt in Tabor, and then do some climbing and get some fast miles in.

All are welcome, and we won't drop any one - unless you deserve it.

Summer '10 video

Summer 2010, Bikes and Friends from Jonathan Potter on Vimeo.

10 February, 2010

Racing for New Orleans!

Admittedly this is not a photo-post. But that image you see to the left is a typical sight on my desk (although that is a little cleaner than it is right now).

This is a post about the fact that I am competing in the Ocshner half iron man triathlon in New Orleans in April. No I'm not running or swimming - aching knees and getting kicked in the face under water aren't exactly my cup-of tea. I am doing the 56 mile bike leg of the race. And no, I'm not doing it just to prove that I can ride my bike in a state I've never been to before. I'm doing it as a fundraiser for a great non-profit retreat center in downtown New Orleans who gives short and long term residence to volunteers who come to help rebuild the city - Contemplatives in Action.

If you are here you probably got directed here from an email, or facebook. If you would like to donate simply click here and you'll be redirected to a paypal donate page, just note my name in the payment and we'll be golden! I am asking for 50 cents per mile, the bike leg is 56 miles - that is only $28, but it will be well used.

And of course, regardless of donations I really appreciate the support that everyone has given me over the last year of moving around, starting school, changing my life and all - so thanks!

If you want to know more, or have questions, comments, feelings, or hate mail let me know - I am always open to new ideas.

10 January, 2010

Bike trip to Montara

My friend Kat and I took a little trek down the coast this past week and explored the hills around Montara - a little seaside town above the Pacific ocean. We stayed at a hostel that was on the grounds of the old Montara light-house. Simply lovely weather, and fantastic views of the ocean crashing against the rocks below.

I'm still in awe of the fact that it is January and a totally appropriate time for a little bike tour - who would have thought that California was such a magical place.

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