The branches are bare, but the sun is out.

After this past weekend, it’s hard to believe that at this time last year Portland was mired in nearly a foot of snow. We hope you were able to get out and enjoy the weather, especially since the next five days look pretty wet. Here are a few pictures to remind us that winter isn’t always bad, and spring is just around the corner.

Wait, what month is it? The view from the top of Sandy Ridge.

On Sunday, a substantial chunk of Team Metropolis rallied for an assault on the Sandy Ridge trail system. It was a little cool to start, but when we were finished riding around noon, the temps had risen to nearly sixty degrees. The trails were free of snow, and the dirt was tacky. Thanks to the NWTA for keeping the trails in great shape, despite the high volume of use they receive.


The last push up Communication Breakdown to the top.


Is this thing on? A quick break at the top.

I expected the weather to have turned by Tuesday, but it was still warm and only partly cloudy, so I ventured out for a quick trek down the Eastbank Esplanade, over the Sellwood Bridge, and back through River View Cemetery. Any day in January when you can ride in the sun is a good day.


Good weather for a road ride.