I'm in bike withdrawal! :-( I'm at a conference in Bend and don't have my bike with me, but with the lack of free time and ice and snow on the roads it wouldn't have made a difference if I did. It was a bit dicey getting over Santiam Pass at 5AM on Thursday,
(5 AM about 15 miles west of Santiam Summit)
but once here it is very beautiful this time of year.
The Deschutes River from the deck of The Riverhouse Convention Center, Bend OR
If you find yourself with a little spare time you might want to go to the Handmade Bicycle Show going on now at the Convention Center in Portland starting today and going until the 10th.