Our last century before Seattle-to-Portland by paperboy13 at Garmin Connect – PlayerPosted by Rob DeMone
A mildly depleted but certainly enthusiastic group of 4 riders headed south into Washington State Sunday for our last 100-mile ride of the Seattle to Portland training session.
Don Gray, Gary Loosemore, Andrew Brink and I cut through fog for the first couple hours, and got a bit of sun for the last few miles – a super ride punctuated by some challenging hills.
Check out the player link above – the hill at 42-miles east of Bellingham is long, relentless and has some interesting pitches. Very cool stuff.
Scout threw some interesting twists into the day – we did the H Street hills at the outset rather than finishing the day. And that kinda set the tone with a reasonable pace, but threw a wrench into our bearings – we got turned around and lost in the fog near Lynden; and did a segue into Lummi Indian Reservation for a few miles. That turned out to be a blessing, with some beautiful flat riding in mashlands with absolutely not a hint of traffic.
And the espresso milkshakes at the end of the day – fabulous!
And now, just 19 sleeps until STP. Let the taper begin!