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Old 07-24-12, 05:15 PM   #1
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Awesome day, awesome ride and an awesome meal!

Rode Larch Mountain today - a popular Portland, Oregon area climb. Weather was fantastic and cars were non-existant - it was so quiet out I could hear the bees and flys buzzing by me. It was my first time up and it was a pretty good climb - 4100' in 22.8 miles and a long descent back down. Got home and made myself an awesome sandwich with all the trimmings (rotisserie chicken, avocado, tomatoes, etc) and a big Vortex IPA in a frosty cold glass. Good times. Would have only been better with some friends.

Trip up - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202783425 (10.8mph avg up)
Trip down - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/202783416 (26.8mph avg down)

And the best part - the meal!
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Old 07-24-12, 05:21 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your awesome accomplishment.
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Awesome, that is a darn rough ride up 4000 feet!!!!!!!!!
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Nice route! Congrats!

Would you mind giving me some info about your GPS setup? What device were you using and how did you get to upload it to garmin.com?
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Rode Larch Mountain today - a popular Portland, Oregon area climb. Weather was fantastic and cars were non-existant - it was so quiet out I could hear the bees and flys buzzing by me. It was my first time up and it was a pretty good climb - 4100' in 22.8 miles and a long descent back down. Got home and made myself an awesome sandwich with all the trimmings (rotisserie chicken, avocado, tomatoes, etc) and a big Vortex IPA in a frosty cold glass. Good times. Would have only been better with some friends.
Excellent. A feeling and accomplishment only bicyclists would understand.
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Nice route! Congrats!

Would you mind giving me some info about your GPS setup? What device were you using and how did you get to upload it to garmin.com?
Thanks in advance.
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Says he is using a garmin edge 500 if you look in the lower left hand area ofnthe garmin page.
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Was in Portland for 9 months in '76-'77. Have wanted to get back ever since, but never had the opportunity. That sounds like a great ride. May be visiting wife's nephew in Vancouver WA soon. I'll bring my bike.
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