First, though, after marathoning up I-5 on a 12-hour drive from Sacramento to Portland, arriving there at 2:30 a.m., I managed to get up and pedal about 5 of 40 miles my son had planned to do as a 40th birthday ride with several of his friends. I was happy to at least be part of the ride, but too sleep-deprived to do all of it. Here I am, barely awake, but sharing a "kick-off" moment alongside my amazing, adrenaline-driven son and some of his friends:
I definitely want to do more cycling in Oregon someday! Great folks, great roads, very savvy, considerate drivers that "share the road"!!