Sunday, October 28, 2007
Yellow, Orange and Red
After several YEARS of wanting to do something like this, I took the MAX rail to it's westernmost stop then found my way back home on a perfect fall day. I learned a few things like Pumpkin Ridge road turns to gravel and 120PSI tires do not fare well on this particular kind of gravel. Executing plan B involved another gravel road: Dixie Mountain Road. Then plan B becomes plan C because Dixie is closed after a bit. Plan C involves road names that I forget but on that road is an amazing place to buy and see all kinds of bamboo. The route finally worked out and with tired legs I was happy to see the northernmost point of Skyline as I transitioned from gravel to pavement. Then I was treated to a nice finale bombing down Germantown and then a nip across the St John's Bridge and South until home in NE PDX. What an amazing day. All was perfect but next time I'm taking the cross bike. 60 miles in total.