Don Spencer and I did a car scouting trip of potential routes to Long Beach from Portland earlier this year. This was in anticipation of riding there to join Bud's Long Beach weekend. We came up with a plan to meet at Maggie's Buns in Forest Grove as the start location and go from there to Cape Disappointment State Park via the Banks Vernonia trail, Astoria via Highways 47 and 202 and then Cape Disappointment via the Astoria Metzger Bridge. The return trip was to be on the Washington side of the Columbia using Highway 4, the Cathlamet ferry to Oregon, Old Highway 30 to Hud
A day by day photo essay of a SAG supported tour from Portland to Ontario. The 3 riders were Don Spencer (leader), Mike Faden, myself and Brian Hammer for a piece of the Unity to Ontario leg while providing SAG support. The route started through the Gorge with 3 short intervals on I-84 where no other access was possible and in one case to avoid climbing over the Women's Forum route on the old highway. Day 1 went from PDX to Deschutes State park east of the Dalles (97 miles, 4,183' climbing, 16.6 mph avg, tailwind). Day 2 traveled from Deschutes state park to Fossil (
President Ann Morrow and Tom Carter leader PWTC members and guests on our annual start of the year ride. About 40 riders endured sub-freezing temperatures to ride with friends new and old. Welcome to all and hope to see you on another ride soon.
Please go to http://tinyurl.com/8h7b95g to see photos of the 2012 Club Picnic. These are on Arden's Picasa website.
To see all photos go to Arden’s Picasa website:http://tinyurl.com/8anw7ru
To view the many more photos provided by club members, go to Arden's Picasa website: http://tinyurl.com/9qyrnd6
Click on the collage and then arrow through photos at full size to get all the gory details of bicyclists in beach weather. It started out in a drizzle but we did have some sun in the afternoons. About 30 - 32 riders showed up to pedal the back country roads around Lewis & Clark's stomping grounds.
Various ride maps
For riders who have not had the opportunity to ride the course, a preview of the the 55/45 mile loops from 2008.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spMASawhuTQ - Part I first 35 miles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=932MKhQWwPY&feature=related - Part II last 65 miles
Go check out a slideshow of the banquet photos taken by Arden on her Picasa Account.
Click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/775q92k