Originally uploaded by iraryancycles.

the last couple days have been super nice in portland with sunshine, light winds and everyone out and about enjoying the springtime weather. despite all the nice weather outside i managed to get a bunch of work done in the shop. saturday i was up at 5 am and on the road by 6. met up with rachel and we hammered out a century before one. felt really good to have a good dose of sunshine for 6 hours. got to ride in short sleeves and shorts. getting back into portland and still having a half day to be able to build some shelves in my room, help joel put up the shed frame work and make some new curtains for the bathroom.

i don’t understand how i can be tired………

sunday was a sleep in day. matt called mid morning to see if i was gonna ride. the weather was great again and it seemed like everyone was all cracked out on the sunshine so i said yes. i rode out 30 and up and over logie trail to meet them at the helvatia tavern were i had a awesome burger in the middle of the ride. matt and i explored some gravel roads leading back up to skyline before heading back towards town. i felt so good. fit, strong and ready to take on anyone. trans iowa is a bit different but it looks pretty good after todays ride.

i would love to keep riding tomarrow but i feel a little guilty for not building bikes so other people can enjoy the same feelings in the sunshine.

monday is gonna be spent building a couple forks, mitering tubes and putting tommer’s bike together.


One Response to “polished”

  1. gpickle Says:

    How are the logistics of the trip back coming, Ira? If you get to Iowa City I think you can get up there, I am getting a ride with Kenny Lefler and he should have room I should think as Luanne and the dogs are staying home. Lisa Paulos is heading up too, so come to Iowa City!

    Riding sounds good, Çody and I are scoping plane tickets for early August!

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