Monday, August 6, 2007

Day 2. Part 1.

Now at the end of the day, with all that went on after the end of the ride, I find it hard to believe that we fit in a 100 mile ride. And ride 100 miles we did. My full trip odometer reads almost 202 miles. Plus we climbed about 3100 feet. We started off in a cool foggy, Centralia morning. It remained overcast, though not as cold, the rest of the day. We took a grateful SAG over the Longview Bridge into Oregon. We then took Route 30 into Portland.

As I had lived in Portland in the early/mid 90s, it was both strange and exciting to be biking through it for the first time. I got excited as I got closer and closer to town and began seeing familiar sights. And, I am pleased to report, that my position as the tortoise remains intact.
When I got in, I found Andy and a television waiting. Interview, shower, OHSU dinner, blogging, and as I write this, I have watched the television story. It was really cool.

Good thing we planned a "half" day tomorrow. Sixty miles I think. We're going to get off around 10 with a trip up the OHSU tram (both because its cool and it helps us avoid a big hill) and off towards the Oregon Coast.


Cameron Bennett said...

Hello Riders,

I am psyched for you guys and gals.
The articles posted about your ride are very good publicity. I think Deanne probably wants to stop teaching and start running her own version of the GIST Memorial Ride.
Nice work everyone, I have been checking the blog multiple times a day looking for new postings.
Keep on truckin!


August 7, 2007 6:04 PM  

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