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6/30/11 1:58 P

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Two easy places for me to get to would be Mt. Tabor or we could walk the path that goes along the 205 freeway. Free parking both places. Walking along the freeway is not as bad as it sounds. I have a son that would ride in his stroller and I could probably only make a thurs or tues. No earlier than 10. So that's whats possible for me if your interested.


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6/30/11 1:19 P

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Good luck, wish I could walk with you. I live near the Springwater Trail and have walked it between Boring and Gresham 'cuz I live clear out in the Sandy/Boring area...and I don't even have a bike.!. Someone on this team will come through for you I'm sure.
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6/30/11 1:12 P

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Thought I'd reintroduce myself to the team! I joined SparkPeople at the end of 2010 & haven't done much with it. Summer is here. I'd like to be more active. I'd like a buddy or two to be active with... makes it more fun. Read on:


I am looking for somebody very close to me to walk/hike/bike with, regularly/weekly. I'm saying "very close to me" because if it's convenient to get to each other we'll be more likely to actually get out there & do something. I would like to pick 2-3 days a week & schedule our "buddy time" (Tues/Thurs or M/W/F). We could walk the waterfront, we could do the "Walk There!" walks (I have the book), or easy to moderate hikes @ Forest Park (I have weather-proof maps) or in the Gorge (if you have a vehicle). I am a slow hiker... here are the stats from my most recent hike this past Sunday in the Gorge: 7.78 miles, 3hr 10 min of active walking, 55 minutes stopped, 2263 ft of elevation gain, 2.4 average moving time, 1.8 total speed (including stopping)

I also have a road bike and enjoy the Springwater Corridor because it's easy to get to & relatively flat - great for getting into the swing of things. I am an "A" sometimes "B" rider, so a slow rider. Right now I think I can ride about 15 miles.

My schedule is flexible but I would rather do things at times where we would (1) avoid crowds and (2) beat the heat/not be in the sun at high noon.

I live at the Yards @ Union Station on NW Naito Pkwy near Union Station & the Broadway Bridge & am looking for a nearby SparkBuddy. There's always plenty of parking but it's either metered on Naito or $6 for all day parking at a lot nearby. I'm relatively new to PDX, I've been here about a year. I don't have a car, I use TriMet & Zipcar.

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