It was another good day. It started with a great breakfast at Berti' Lou's in the Sellwood district. I can recomend the spinach, bacon and blue cheese omlet. Our company included Tristan who used to swim with GLAD and Drew our host from warmshowers. It turns out he rides with the Oregon randos and is signed up to do the SIR cascade 1200km ride. He also has an interesting web site on frame building and folding bikes.
We finally got started on the ride at 9. There were two options we were considering for our route from Oregon City. We chose crossing the Willamette. The other option was to take the city elevator up the bluff and ride to Canby.
The path we chose included a fair amount of climbing to get to Wilsonville. Once the climbs were done going down the central valley got no easier as the headwinds were 15 to 25 all day. This was the hardest day as 11 to 14 mph was the best we could do. They were just locking the doors to the Corvalis pool when we pulled up at at 7;30. It then started raining so instead of camping the super 8 is really nice.