Well sort of, I am leaving Portland, mostly. Sometime next month I will be starting a new job at Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB for short), my new position will be Staff Telecommunications Engineer. A little bit of my old, with a whole lot of new. The job will be engineering telecommunications systems supporting the Eugene Electrical grid (and more?). I don't know a lot about the job other than it will give me the opportunity to go back to working on my Professional Engineers license and utilize some of the things that I have learned over the last 7 years. I am super excited about the job and a little bummed about the location. Right now I am in the process of finding a cheap dog friendly apartment that is not over-run with tweakers and frat boys. The initial plan will be for me to spend Mon-Fri in Eugene (down on Monday home on Friday) with an occasional trip home in the middle of the week. The exact details of the plan are flexible, at this point in time Ky will not be leaving her job at Good Sam and we owe more than the house is worth so we won't be selling that anytime soon. Due to Ky's long hours at work, Kona will be joining me in Eugene.
Unfortunately logistically it is going to make bike road races impossible (for now), so I will still ride my bike as much as I can, but with less focus on training for long races. I still plan on doing Crits and Cyclocross (as much as possible). Since I don't know anyone in Eugene, I intend on spending a fair amount of time at the climbing gym and at the gym at work (or the fitness center at the appartment). So hopefully, I might get in better shape as a result of this.
And since you read all of this, now some photos.