First trip to the “1000 acre Dog Park…”

Margo found a description to the largest off-leash dog park in Portland – the Sandy River Delta park in Troutdale.  So we checked it out.  If there was any doubt that Luna is or is not a water dog, those doubts are put to bed.  She was all into the water – first thing she did was dove in!  And Bailey turned into a mud-covered mess by the time all was done.

More pictures on Smugmug:  http://nakagawa-west.smugmug.com/Family/2013-Sandy-River-Dog-Park

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The first of many mudpools on the way to the river.

2013 TDC Training # 5 – “Double Bridges”

A perfect day to ride. Full sunshine, 60 degree start, 70+ degree finish, on a ride across the two Columbia River bridges (I-205 and I-5) between Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR. Connected by the Marine Drive multipath. 48 riders participated (8 on the 10-mi, 40 on the 20-mi), including four first-time riders. At least 15 riders also took in a post-ride lunch at the waterfront, to end a great morning.

Pictures on Smugmug  — http://nakagawa-west.smugmug.com/TourdeCure/2013/2013-TDC-Training-5

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Group shot at beginning of the ride – 48 riders.

2013 TDC Training #4 – Jackson Bottom Wetlands

A very chilly start to the day, but continuing a dry streak of Saturdays. A total of 47 riders participated in today’s ride. 10 riders on the short 9mi loop around Jackson Bottom Wetlands in Hillsboro. The other 37 did the extra out/back to make 16 miles. We also had 4 first-time riders this week – a hearty Welcome from the group!

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Inspire is ready to wave the lantern rouge in back.

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More pictures on Smugmug.

http://nakagawa-west.smugmug.com/TourdeCure/2013/2013-TDC-Training-4