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Old 02-16-2008, 05:32 PM
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Default NE to PCC Rock Creek

OHM, i'd go as follows - may or may not be the best, depending on your taste. I'd take Thompson/Cornell for the return trip, as the fast downhill on pavement seems a better idea-
  • from NW Portland take st Helens Rd.
  • L on Hwy 30
  • L on Saltzman - it's a minor street so it's hard to spot, and also hard to X St Helen's Rd.
  • climb - go pas the gate, continue on gravel (pretty good stuff)
  • keep climbing as you pass Lief Erickson
  • come out at Skyline (back on pavement), hang a Right
  • LEFT on Springville
  • follow to PCC
about 11 miles. Saltzman is a fairly gradual ascent & the gravel's reasonable. I've done it on 28c tires. I don't know how Springville is -- it's fine on weekends, but might depend on time/day.
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