|The few, the proud, the crazy couch racers of Silverton, Oregon.|
Last year I finally got to watch the “Davenport Races” – one of the quirkiest highlights of the Homer Davenport Days celebrated each year in Silverton, Oregon (also known as the “couch races”). If that weren’t fun enough, I had the pleasure of watching my husband – who had been skillfully recruited by the band of merrimakers you see here – be an active participant.
While watching the davenport races, three things became apparent to me:
1. Anything can go fast, really fast, on bicycle wheels.
2. Bicycle helmets, and football pads, have their place in some community events.
3. It’s hard to take pictures when you’re laughing so hard that you cry.
We had a great time at the races, and the kids are still proud of their dad for keeping up with that couch on Main Street. Sadly, we will miss the Davenport Races next Sunday, but if you will be in Oregon next weekend (August 6th & 7th), it’s just one more reason to make a stop at one of America’s “Top 10 Coolest Small Towns.” The nearby Silver Falls State Park is also not to be missed. You can read more about Silverton’s upcoming events here.
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