Sat-ur-day… heading for the park… I think I’ll stop for a b-a-g-e-l…

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A quick swing through Couch Park – my fave spot for pine cone games…

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And then on to the REAL park action for today – the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby at Mt. Tabor!  Wow, there were a LOT of people there…

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We headed up to the top of the volcano – all of the Derby entrants come whizzing down the circular road so we wanted to see them from the start, the middle and the end if we could…

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Can you believe that otherwise sane adult humans do this sort of thing?  The crazy factor is high – very fun and cool to watch.

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Wait… what’s coming?

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A drum marching band – boy, did that make me crazy.  I was barking like a maniac when they walked by.

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Mama tried to tell people sitting close to us that I was singing along – r-i-g-h-t…

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A pensive moment just before the derby racers came screaming down the hill…

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What’s that?  I told you that the crazy factor was high…

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All along the route there are crash areas – just in case the racers need to ditch or if they lose control.  I added a little special something to this one…

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And then they started.  An ice cream truck:

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The A Team (complete with theme music):

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A mouse in a mousetrap (complete with cheese-y goodness):

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This was that crazy guy who was running by before – I was actually very intrigued by him, and he gave an excellent ear rub…

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Mouse and cheese:

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Some more traditional racers:

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A… fish?

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A coffee cup – with super-soaker special-ness:

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The folks who can help in case there is an accident or a wipeout (we did hear that some racer broke his nose, but cannot confirm that):

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A more “human”-powered vehicle:

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And of course the Finish Line:

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Some very Portland transport (mama wants one of these):

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And of course the MOST Portland transport of all:

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Twas fun fun fun Portland – you crazy town, you…

Love,

Bogart

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3 thoughts on “Adult Soap Box Derby”

  1. Excellent report, Bogie! All bases are covered, strawbale safety vastly improved, public transportation in order, musical events enhanced by your live performance/guest appearance. Your cuteness is unsurpassable, though. Clearly, the first place is YOURS, you fuzzy boy! 😛

    Luv,
    Bel

  2. We LOVE the special treatment procedure for the aire-barrier to make it extra soft and resilient as those crazed humans impale themselves upon the hay!

    Oregon must attract a very special segment of humanity–it looks quirky and fun. Here in New England, people simply careen down the interstates at Warp Factor Seven with dour, homicidal expressions on their faces, and they don’t even build their own vehicles!

    Cheers,

    Buster, Persephone & Bailey

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