Monday, April 28, 2008

Next time we'll take the elevator

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.
http://www.sonic.net/~maryking/Frame_build.html
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.
http://mobrender.com/proxy.aspx?s=http%3A%2F%2Fen%2Ewikipedia%2Eorg%2Fwiki%2FOregon_City_Municipal_Elevator%3F&m=h&q=oregon&q=city&q=elevator&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fm%2Elive%2Ecom%2Fsearch%2Fsearch%2Easpx%3FA=results%26Q=oregon%2B-city%2B-elevator%26L=Oregon%2B-City%252c%2B-OR%26P=rjpg74shfy%26D=WEB%26SI=0%26PN=1&rs=Back%2B-to%2B-results&lc=en-US&hmac=CVRbCQyo

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.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just keep eating, guys! -Janet

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugh and Pete-- This is really cool that you are keeping everyone in the loop of your adventure to Florida by blogging.

Take care....--Laura

Anonymous said...

Hi Hugh and Pete-- This is really cool that you are keeping everyone in the loop of your adventure to Florida by blogging.

Take care....--Laura

Amy said...

Hey, Hugh, Amy Levek in Telluride here. I'm trying to track you down for the work we're doing on the tribute to Chuck Kroger. Email me at amylevek@yahoo.com.

What a wonderful trip you guys are on.

Amy

Anonymous said...

Don't spoil yourself with the hotel on the 3 day for crying out loud, you are supposed to save thoes for later. :) cause it sounds like you will be SOL by the time you hit cold areas and sleeping bags that don't keep you warm. :( I rode the bike the other day and fell after like 6 inches. I need you here dad for moral support. Aaron just laughed. Popkins is all set to go though with his new helmet and gear. can't wait for some fun breakfast rides. Miss you daddy.- Kaija

Oli says "Aaahhhhaahhhhahhhh" all while swishing his tounge from side to side.