Bike Fun Fanatic
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: 2008 Salsa Casseroll, 2012 Surly Disc Trucker
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Photo ride report: the Crown Point Consolation Prize
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