Reporter Name – Kristin Bott
Ride Date – Tuesday, June 22, 2010
By the numbers:
- 20 people
2,150 feet of climbing (estimated)
0 drops, crashes, flats, disasters
With Rob Anderson (team P/T Rehab, category “wrist”) as rabbit and KBott (team P/T Rehab, category “hip”) as sweep, we stuck together as a good pack through the near-40 miles of starts, stops, ups, and downs. Our crew of 20 rockstars included folks training for STP, one rider prepping for a 5-week backpacking trip in Alaska, many just out for more hills, a daily Tabor-rider, a woman sporting a recently-broken elbow, a founding member of Team Awesome, that guy who did the Ronde on a hybrid while smiling (oh, Jonathan), a true Fred, and one lady rocking a Hawaiian dress (go Erin!).
We rolled upriver from Salmon St Fountain, took a lane on Barbur, and then it was up Riverview Cemetery and down the Terwilliger Curves (no slowing here!). Regrouping on the Hawthorne Bridge, we swung through Ladd’s and up the Harrison/Lincoln rise – then up to the top of Mt Tabor, where we saw bike-yoga in action! Down Tabor, 205 bikepath to Mt Scott, where we tried out a new approach to near-summit, sprinted up two steep dead-ends, gauged daylight as little, and called it a night. Some debriefed @ North with beers, others opted to grab some Voodoo dinner on their way instead or sped home to tuck their chickens in for the night.
Thank you all! for coming out and making this happen. Interested in more hill riding? Drop me an email – we could make this a habit.
Pick it up!