Wednesday, April 2, 2014
But, alas, only one rider was inside waiting for me. Then, another one showed up, proclaiming sickness and saying he'd catch up with us at the alley cat race later. Another bit of perfection - he took my heavy bag full of prizes and dry clothes so I wouldn't have to carry them all day.
Hardcore single speed aficionado Mark and I set out, into the rain and onto the Esplanade. He rides a beautiful frame he made himself. It's a fixed gear. I was coasting, trying to put a few miles on my old single speed before attempting a double century on it this summer. Riding on the dock portion of the Esplanade bike path is extra fun when it's raining. Water everywhere!
Riding the up the little hill of Interstate Avenue felt like swimming upstream, there was so much water flowing quickly. Up and over the corkscrew Concord bridge and out to Willamette. Peninsula Crossing trail and a quick break on the bridge over the Slough.
We found the connection onto the new bike path near Schmeer and more rain. Weaving back and forth over busy Columbia, we finally came across the a hidden nature park and gazebo. This place feels secret. We explored the different paths thoroughly and were surprised to find this:
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