Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Glutton for punishment

Today was a sparkling blue sky day in Portland, an April Fools on us that the weather might get nice. Oh no, just for today and tomorrow, then back to the usual. Knowing the temporary nature of the weather, I convinced Ryan to take the trip up to Mt Scott, this time on a longer, but less steep route. We still ended up walking our bikes a bit, though less than on my previous ascent, and not on as steep of hills, thank goodness. It was a little hazier than before, but we had much better views of the surrounding mountains. The ride down was a blast. We followed my route from Saturday, descending on steep, traffic-free streets, reaching speeds of +30mph and cooking our brakes coming to a stop at 92nd Avenue. And yes, we both wore our helmets.

Coming in for a landing with Mt St Helens.

Mt Hood and the Boring volcanos.

The Georgia-Pacific plant in Camas, Wa. I think they make TP.

Same plane as above, it reappears @ 1:50 from behind Rocky Butte.

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