OK, OK... the only real "crime" is the punishment I'll be inflicting upon my body and the resulting pyschological trauma!
That said, I don't have a group or paceline to ride with. Looking to average 18 MPH (or better) and roll in to Portland by arond 6 PM. Last year I managed to average 17.5 mph until the bike computer died at about 167 mile mark... not solo but with limited amounts of drafting. (My buddy was on a recumbent which is damn near worthless to try to draft behind on a regular DF bike.) This year it would be nice to be part of a larger group or paceline and finish faster.
If anyone with similar goals and abilities is in the same boat as me, drop me a line and maybe we can meet up at the starting line. Feel free to e-mail me [btp] directly ["at" s16v dot com] or phone/text: two five three 9514712.