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CANCELLED: Ride and Seek Portland Edition

Our sincere apologies, we have decided to cancel this event due to the recent wildfires and poor air quality. Please stay safe everyone and we hope to be back out with you again soon.

 

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Join Hagerty for our first self-guided Ride & Seek Scavenger Hunt, customized just for Portland, OR.

Step 1: Register at https://www.eventsquid.com/event/10599 to participate in the challenge.

Step 2: Hop in your vehicle between 18-20 September and complete the challenge by snapping as many photos as you can of you and your ride in front of out list of Portland icons (checklist will be provided the evening of September 17th).

 

Step 3: Reply to this post with our photos and you could take home some awesome prizes.

 

You’re guaranteed to have a blast with a weekend of incredible driving and we can't wait to see the results! See attachment for full contest rules,

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Instructor

You're kidding, right? Portland, OR? Get out and run contest rules? Seriously, it would really be better to quietly pull this story and find another city, one not currently controlled by idiots, anarchists, and those possibly from other planets.
Advanced Driver

hey spoom what happened to your sense of adventure? it's no fun unless someone gets hurt.

Instructor

That's a tough one, Torino. I've always liked the, "If it doesn't have a motor and can't kill you, it isn't a sport." tee shirt, but I'm not sure I figured on being in a target rich environment. I suppose I could rent a Ryder truck. Wonder if they have any used dump trucks w/wing plows available?

Advanced Driver

i'm tired and hungry and have nothing clever to say ( in reality i never do but keep it under your hat ) if you get a moment look up   the  farside " bummer of a birthmark bill"  better than anything i can think of now.

Instructor

Didn't have to look it up, love me some Far Side 😉 Then there's the "School for the Gifted" and, "Edna, would you mind looking out your window and telling me what's on my front yard"...
Advanced Driver

'know your barbarians'   

Advanced Driver

(ps ) it might be bob. and my favorite tee shirt is ' dan gurney for president'  but we 'll have to change that to ' parnelli jones for president'  i don't think dan would mind. 

Instructor

I actually think it was "Hal", but I remember a lot of stuff that never happened.
Advanced Driver

no i'm pretty sure hal was from some weird space movie

Advanced Driver

Poor air quality....that’s true. yeah, we’ll go with that. 

Advanced Driver

julie- remember to- change- that -air- filter. or wash out your k&n . bummer that portland has gotten such a bad reputation. people see one isolated spot in a city on the news and assume the whole place is overwhelmed by evil mobs of wrong doers. i lived in alphabet city on the lower east side when it 'was' alphabet city. i was fine.( actually liked it more than now since it's been "sterilized for your protection" and a beer costs $27.) a two minute walk and i was in gramercy park,nice pretty and.... kinda dull -have fun be well.

Instructor

Many of us from outside Portland see the kind of people the majority put in charge, not a small minority. We also see lots of tacit approval. 

Advanced Driver

I was there a couple years ago. Tent villages everywhere, every wooden pole looked like a furry porcupine from years of stapled flyers, it stunk, micro-villages of tents along many streets, and most locals looked like they were on-leave from a circus....and that was in the tourist areas. My impression fits what I’ve seen in the news. 

And fortunately we uber’d. I wouldn’t drive the area on a bet. Who needs a windshield cleaned that often?

Advanced Driver

different vibe. either you get it or you don't.  i'm looking to move to south philly soon.it's not a soft comfortable place to land but interesting. "every day is Wednesday " (mickey mouse club , anybody ?) the square peg in a round hole crowd. the creative freaks who are looking to live cheap. not being critical. to each their own.

Advanced Driver

It’s not a case of getting or not getting some “vibe”. That’s a rationalization. 
What I personally saw is not sustainable for any modern-day culture. 

Advanced Driver

and they've been feeding people  that  same bs  how long now.....?  by the way a rationalization based on reason, observation and experience. - " when you were young and your heart was an open book.....you know you did ...you know you did...you did.... 

Advanced Driver

(ps) i live in jersey. we're one of 6-7 states that pay more in to the fed. then we get back out. like ny, conn. ca. meanwhile kentucky ( 4 e.g. ) typically gets at least two bucks back 4 every buck they put in. you think they'd at least send us here a thank you card. rationalization? how about basic math? run the numbers.

Advanced Driver

No, a rationalization is a defense mechanism to avoid an uncomfortable truth....which is that Portland, among many others, is a unmitigated mess. 
And where you live and what residents elsewhere (by your calculation) pay in taxes,  nor quoting lyrics from an obscure 45+ year old song has nothing to do with that “mess”. That’s called deflection. 🤨

Advanced Driver

okay. then when should everyone evacuate? run for your lives! got a date for me? and are they gonna leave the deep roast behind? i haven't had a cup of jamaican blue mountain in years. i'll run the gamut. 

Advanced Driver

Still deflecting. With a sprinkle of facetious. 😏

Advanced Driver

u r correct sir. mostly bored. anything different suits me just fine. what ever fits the moment. bye-bye and buy bonds.

Advanced Driver

👍😉

Advanced Driver

I thought this was a joke at first...but you’re really serious! 
May I suggest a race helmet, locked doors and maybe look for an app that shows anarchist roadblocks in real-time to get to those “Portland icons”. 

Instructor

Maybe combine it with the first, "Portlandia  Ride & Seek Dance Competition?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TYg0J8hsPY

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