Wednesday, August 19, 2009

OR: Portland Century Bike Ride

August 16, 2009

I rode in the Portland century bike ride with Mary the first weekend in Oregon. We chose to ride the 50 mile flat course.

The ice sculpture:
Mary and I in downtown Portland.

After the first rest stop with our bikes.

House boats on the Columbia River.

Johnson creek watershed.

We finished the 53 miles in just over 4 hours. The ride was very frustrating as it went along a trail and along the roads of Portland. It was very difficult to pass other riders secondary to the narrow bike lanes. The other riders in general seemed very inexperienced and not very safe. Mary had her first accident secondary to other idiots on the road. The best part of the ride was the amazing food afterwards on Portland State University campus.