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    Photo ride report: the Crown Point Consolation Prize

    Hey folks,

    It's been a while since I've posted in this forum. I thought I'd share one of my recent rides with you.

    I set out with big ambitions yesterday to climb Larch Mountain, but had my hopes fade away after fighting a steady 10 MPH headwind for 2.5 hours. I found it too demoralizing to top off with another 3k feet of climbing. My consolation prize instead was to turn off to drop by Crown Point. I never get tired of the views there.

    At Crown Point I was nearly blown over a couple of times by the gusts, that must have been well over 20 MPH. The good news is the wind kept its direction the whole day, so I enjoyed quite the push on the way home.

    On to the photos...


    This was an interesting looking custom car for sale. The door panel reads "Special Delivery" and features a pin-up girl standing on a bomb, WWII-style.


    Heading up the I-205 MUP


    The Sandy River as it passes through Troutdale






    Vista House/Crown Point as seen from the Portland Women's Forum lookout area




    At Crown Point


    It was quite a clear day, and Mount Hood was a regular companion during my ride

    continued below...

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    It was a windy day - perfect for sailing or flying a kite


    ...and there were quite a few sailboats on the Columbia River

    Enjoy,

    Scott

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    Beautiful! Thanks for the pictures.

    What was the temperature like?

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    Awesome pics! How's your Salsa holding up?

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    Temps on Saturday ranged from the upper 40s in the morning to upper 50s in the afternoon. However, once I got up to Crown Point (elevation around 800 feet), it was chilly enough that I needed my jacket, and was glad I had it for the descent back to Troutdale.

    The Salsa is running great. I needed to experiment a bit with my rear wheel skewer to keep the wheel from slipping in the semi-horizontal dropouts, but it's been stable for a few months now. The Casseroll is a very versatile bike and I'm very happy to have one.

    Scott

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    Seems like a nice ride: )

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    Great pics
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