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Beth H. Patient Expert

Portland, Oregon
Bicycle mechanic, randonneuring cyclist, musician and artist. Living with Crohn's disease (and without health insurance) in the beautiful Pacific NW.
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hype of the week returns: an occasional series by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking For those longer-time followers who've missed Hype-Of-The-Week, it's back, at least occasionally. Longer-time readers know of my connection to drum corps and pageantry ... Read on »
DRT/Cargo Bike Fest, and more griping about Brooks by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I had signed up to volunteer at the Disaster Releif Trials and Cargo Bike Fest again. I signed up about a week and a half before the event and successfully registered at th ... Read on »
ebay knock-off of the week: brooks - not by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking (Number eight in an occasional series) This week on eBay, another shining example of bike industry impli-fakery: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mens-Lea ... Read on »
home again in pdx by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I got home Sunday night. It has taken awhile to recover from the intensity of my trip -- I worked very hard for nearly a month and coming home was a little like exhaling. T ... Read on »
bicycle culture in suburban kansas city by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking For the last two weeks I was on staff at Machane Jehudah, an experiential Jewish educational program for 3rd-6th graders served up day camp style. This year's theme was Isr ... Read on »
kansas by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I arrived a week and a half ago in is suburb of Kansas City. I haven't done as much bicycling as I would like to but frankly I've been so busy with services, music and prep ... Read on »
it's summer. pay attention. by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking School's out very soon in Portland, and not too long afterwards elsewhere. So please keep an eye out and travel safely. Thank you. Read on »
compromises and realities: how much of a difference do my choices make? by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I am suddenly invited to take a hard look at a set of values I have long held dear, as my professional landscape continues to evolve and expand. For some people it's about ... Read on »
"i was driving and could not stop" by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Seen last night on my way home, at corner of NE Ainsworth and MLK in Portland ... Read on »
no kansas trip for this bike by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking In a couple of weeks I'll be heading to a monthlong musical residency in Kansas. It had been in my contract that I was supposed to be able to bring a bicycle with me but no ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: done. but what for, exactly? by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Today ends the little experiment: could I ride every day for thirty days in a row? The answer is, no. Passover simply made that impossible. (For those of you who don't obse ... Read on »
audition by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Today I worked for four hours at a local bike shop, an audition for the owner to gauge my mechanical skills. The upshot is that if he liked me and he had some hours availab ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: week four highlights by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking So I have to make an admission: I was not able to ride thirty straight days in a row. The fact is that, due to obligations around the Passover holiday, there was not any ti ... Read on »
letting go: the Riven-thrill is gone by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking I became a "lifetime subscriber" to the Rivendell Reader back in 1998. The Rivendell Reader in those days was. smart, quirky and gave readers credit for having some intel ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: week three highlights by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Highlights of the third week of 30 Days Of Biking: Springtime in Portland. Read on »
thirty days of biking: week two highlights by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A few highlights from the second week of my pledge to ride daily for thirty days 1. I thrilled to the sound of geese flying low overhead as I crossed the Broadway Bridge ... Read on »
for sale: bridgestone mb-4 with some serious upgrades by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Selling my short-track bike. Retro-fitted in 2012 and raced ONCE, then hung up indoors. In excellent condition, and I'll toss in a brand-new set of never-mounted Panara ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: day seven by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking A lovely morning that started out cool and got warm quickly! Sunny and bright, with a high of 70F! Met a friend to catch up over at the library; then looped around the ... Read on »
thirty days of biking: day six by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking After riding into town this morning to teach and heading home again, I did some pre-Pesach cleaning and then relaxed for a little while with Sweetie before heading out for ... Read on »
stolen trailer: update by Beth H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Biking Sometimes you just have to go get stuff. First, an egg pickup from our friend whose urban chicken condo is in full production right now (so local, so organic, happy chicken ... Read on »