Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: 2008 Cross Check; Santana Sovereign
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This was my first century, and overall I thought it was great. 6,000 ft of climbing sounds a bit high to me, but whatever. The climbs were tough, but not too bad. Actually, the one that got me was the first one on Judd Rd; I wasn't expecting it. One of my favorite moments came in Sandy, riding through the neighborhood. These guys in front of me kept missing turns, and they were going past a left when we heard someone yelling "Turn! Turn!" It was an older couple on their front porch on the corner, cheering us on. Least favorite moment: watching a guy passing 4 abreast, crossing a double yellow line going uphill, as a truck crested the hill coming at him. Overall, a lot of fun. The hardest part for me was passing within 4 blocks of my house in St Johns when my odometer read 104 (I rode downtown from home). I really thought about bagging it, but I'm glad I finished the course. Free beer and good food, 110 miles total! Between the beer, the rain, and fatigue, I ended up calling my wife to pick me up.
Last edited by lazlo; 08-26-08 at 05:00 PM.