The Seattle-Portland bike ride is coming up this month, and we decided to do it again. This time, we’re doing it in Seattle.
I love Seattle, but it’s only a few days away by bike. Plus, it’s a ride where you can be sure to see a ton of people riding their bikes, so I think it will be pretty awesome.
I have one other thing to say before I go ahead and say anything about the Seattle to Portland ride. I am a total sucker for Portlandia. So I feel like it’s only right that I put it in the title and put it on here.
This was our first time in Portland. I had never ridden in Portland before. We walked out of the airport at some point, and it was like, “You gotta really be kidding me, I’m such a Portlandia fan.” I really am not. It was crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy. For some reason I found myself laughing. I think I was the one who got me into Portland in the first place. I was terrified.
I have to say, it was pretty cool. I had never been so excited to be in the city. And the entire ride felt that way. I had never been to a bike ride before the Portlandia ride. I’m a huge fan of Portlandia, but this was more than I thought I would ever experience.
I got to the bottom of the Mt. Hood River and up to Portland and then across the Willamette. I had a blast. The bike ride itself was a blast. I love riding the bike. I love riding my bike. I love Portlandia. I have no idea why I was so nervous. My only thought was that I was just excited to be in a big city. It felt like I had finally found somewhere that wasn’t on the East Coast.
A lot of the big-city commuters ride their bikes in the summer, and this was one of the first times I had been on a bike during the actual Portlandia ride. For a city of 9 million, you don’t expect to see a lot of big cities in the summer. But the fact is that it was hot and sticky and the sun was beating down and the bike was sweaty but the sun was beating on my back. The bike was the biggest thing keeping me upright.
I was a little wary of the bike, but one of the coolest things about Portlandia is that the bikes are all made out of carbon fiber. I just wished it were a little bit cheaper. To make things even better, the bike was a mix of vintage and modern components.
The bike was made by the team at SteelSeries, which is probably best known for their bikes for mountain bikes. In addition to that, they also make bikes for other types of riders, including fat bikes (like the one in the trailer), triathlon bikes, and even mountain bikes for snowbikes.
With the bike in the trailer, I was able to show a few friends how it works, and I even had a few of them try it out. I think it’s pretty cool. The only downside is I got to ride the bike and not ride it while it was in the trailer. The trailer, however, was a great idea. It kept the bike clean and well-organized, and it was actually a pleasant ride.