Mt Hood National Forest to Portland: Rain ride to Portland with a warm bed awaiting.

Statistics for today
Distance 122.54 kms 76.43 miles
Climbed 464 meters 1,522 feet
Ride time (hours) 5.99 -
Avg speed 12.7 kph -
Avg climb 2% -
Max grade 6% -
Statistics for trip to date
Distance 29,979.76 kms 18,628.70 miles
Climbed 312,209 meters 1,024,308 feet
Ride time (hours) 2,112.37 -
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Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Je marcherai les yeux fixés sur mes pensées,
Sans rien voir au dehors, sans entendre aucun bruit,
Seul, inconnu, le dos courbé, les mains croisées,
Triste, et le jour pour moi sera comme la nuit.
- Victor Hugo

Get to Portland. That's all that today's ride asks, all that it promises, all that it delivers. The rain is a sideshow. It's cold from the get go, the rain soaks me to the bone, but I eat it all up with the prospect of that long-awaited rest.

Portland appears in the afternoon on a bike path populated with heavily tattooed hipsters, then city streets, then hugs and a warm bed. I made it.

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Ski area near the summit.
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Brief spot of sun between the downpours on the bike path heading into Portland.