Miles: 74.54
Total Elevation Gain (ft): 1137
Weather: Clear, Sunny, Temperate
Hillbilly Insults: 0
Roadkill: 0

A flat ride with a tailwind today. Propelled past Portland to the Gateway of the Gorge. Tomorrow expects to be rough with climbs to Multnomah and Bridal Veil Waterfalls.

It was all business today, as Katy and brood got an early start back home to Bend. It was nice to have a second round of goodbyes. The shoulder on the historic Columbia Highway 30 to Portland was far better than the thin strip offered up yesterday.
Once I crossed the St. John's Bridge, I opted to keep going. Otherwise, I'd be distracted by the great cafes, hipster joints and mustachioed men and women of Portland. What followed was a Byzantine route to Marine Drive which runs right next to the PDX landing strip. It's quite a site with the natural beauty of the Columbia River to the left and the roar of jets making final descents on the right going East to Troutdale.
2% of the way to the finish! My Sisyphean journey gets underway after my slumber tonight.
 


Comments

Hatch
06/03/2013 1:25am

Hey Brother,

Hang in there. I am tracking you and pulling for you all the way through. Call when you can.

One!
Hatch

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Chinballitis
06/04/2013 4:51pm

Its good to ride for a good cause. I hope you can bestow some of your generous nature on my cause as well. Chinballitis is a terrible affliction!

Carry on brother!

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Torsonic Polarity Syndrome
06/04/2013 4:58pm

I am so proud to see someone taking up the cause of people who need help. Your ride is inspiring. Its like watching a bird soar into the sun. I hope that you manage to add to other good causes. My cause is something that can leave your face feeling pretty swollen and i hope, that if you suffer from my syndrome that you at least chew before you swallow.

Take care.

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Max
06/04/2013 8:41pm

Ride on Jonathan Gump!

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Jonathan Leahey
06/04/2013 11:37pm

I wish I knew the identity of whom made this and the chinabilitis worthy post. I suspect it's Doug?

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Xtine
06/05/2013 11:32pm

It was Max!

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snitches get stitches!
06/06/2013 8:14pm

You outed me you rat!




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