Bikes: 13 Cannondale EVO Red, 2005 Cannondale Six13, Dave Scott Ironman
I-205 and Spring Water trail and the homeless
They are getting really bad at leaving things in the path. Be careful at Spring Water to 92nd up to Johnson Creek Rd. Morning commutes look out for camps and shopping carts.
Ride well stay thirsty.
The Springwater Trail is a crapshoot. It is a nice MUP that allows one to ride 30+ miles east, crossing many major sections of Portland and Gresham. However, it is not without its major faults. During the daytime, and especially any day where there is any hint of sun, the trail is full of runners six abreast, unleashed dogs, and wobbly cyclists. These annoying issues are minor compared to the real problem on the Springwater Trail: the homeless population. These are not your friendly got-any-spare-change-ma'am types. Many of them are downright nasty and aggressive.
There have been many physical assaults, muggings, open drug use and general boozin', illegal camping, fights, vandalism, and r-a-p-e (why is this word censored??)
The path is compleltely dark at dusk and might because there are no ambient light sources; a powerful lamp is required. It is not recommended to use the trail (especially the further away you are from Portland) without pepper spray and a weapon.