We started with a fantastic breakfast from our host Michael: Blackberry pancakes! At 11 AM we rode to the Japanese Garden in Portland and found an oasis which really calmed us down. At 2PM we started actually riding on the Skyline Drive out of Portland. It was mostly in the forrest but anyways hot and humid, so that we felt like in the appalachiens again. In the afternoon we rode down to the Columbia river and rode in the opposite direction of the 200 miles race Seattle – Portland of 10’000 amateurs. As we were not advancing very far and had a meeting the next day on the coast we decided for the first time to have dinner and ride on afterwards. In mostly flat area with occasional small hills we rode next to the river until 9 PM to Rainier right before sunset.
Portland – Rainier