Bride Of The Gods Ride
55 miles from the southwest hills of Portland lies the Bridge Of The Gods. This steel grate bridge spans the Columbia River, connecting Washington and Oregon. When you ride over the steel grating, you can see clear down the water hundreds of feet below. But if you look in any other direction you are rewarded with spectacular views of the river and surrounding rock formations. We return to PDX on the Old Columbia River Highway, which is easily one of the best roads I’ve ever ridden. Climbing through the old forest, surrounded by waterfalls on the left and views of the river valley on the right. Top that off with a good crew of riders and it does not get much better.
The weather in PDX is perfect. We try not to talk about it because we’re all afriad it isn’t going to last. We’ve come to expect an amazing week-long spring that inevitably ushers in winter #2. The training continues either way, but those 200 mile weekends sure have been a lot more enjoyable recently. Fingers crossed the weather sticks… or better yet, I’ll just keep my mouth shut.