Any city that sits on two rivers is going to have a couple bridges. Portland has 10 and that's just on the Willamette River. During the Portland Bridge Pedal, applicants to the 10-bridge ride get to cross all but two (yeah, we repeated a couple and left out Burnside and Broadway). Now this was no bike lane traffic jam, we actually took to the roadway with the traffic blocked off.
|Looking up the Fremont Bridge on a light traffic morning|| || || |
|Congressman Earl Blumenauer delivers the opening address|
|Widest 'bike lane' ever on the St. Johns Bridge|
|The finish area: munch a free snack, hear the pep band play Thriller|
The sun was still high in the sky when we finished, but after 40 miles and about 5 hours of biking, I was done. No amount of free chocolate milk, Clif Bars, sports drinks, ice cream bars or popsicles could revive me. A 3-hour nap on the other hand...
My helmet is in one of these photos! I'm a celebrity!ReplyDelete
i should read your stuff more frequently. good luck at the thing. i'll be eating bday OSF while you're recovering :)ReplyDelete