I just became part of the problem. I got laid-off because of the lack of work.
I live in NE Portland, and am wanting to ride to Eugene. I have never done it before, but looking at different routes online, it shouldn't be that hard. Famous last words I'm sure. I'm in great shape for a ride like this, though I'm thinking of taking the xtracycle for the added room. But if needed I could take the road bike with panniers for a bit more speed.
Anyone heading that way in the next few weeks?