We headed out along a lovely back road and were able to avoid the heavy highway traffic for a while. This was our one long climb for the day, but we were able to enjoy the scenery and listen to my biking theme songs: The Acoustic Motorbike by Luka Blume and Bicycle Race by Queen and other music on the mp3 player on the solar powered speaker. We continued listening to music for much of the day as it helps with the tedium of the traffic noise on the highway. We were grateful for wide shoulders most of the way.
We were gifted by a long downhill into Rainier, OR. See Ryan’s Facebook videos of this.
And Then There Were Three…
Citizens’ Climate Lobby regional coordinator for the Greater Pacific Northwest, Tamara Stanton joined us in Scappoose to ride with us into Portland. It is always fun to be joined by a local that loves their town as Tamara
does,because she would point out the highlights of the city as we road into town – and made sure we got a picture by the “most beautiful bridge in Portland.” I have to agree it’s quite stunning.
Then we had our first public event at the Lucky Labrador in Portland. We enjoyed a meal with those that came at the beginning and each enjoyed a beverage of their choice. We were delighted to have Collin McSteen join us for the evening – Collin is the designer of our LowCarbon Crossings jerseys and son of co-founder Tom McSteen. Then, with the help of local CCL volunteers John and Tamara, we gave the first LowCarbon Crossings presentation. A lovely evening!
We finished the day returning to our host, Gary’s house where I enjoyed an epsom salts bath.