Day 0: Portland to Astoria

Today’s Highlights:

Today we drove from Portland to Astoria, where our riding will start from.  It was a very scenic drive through the farmlands of the Willamette Valley and over the coastal range of pine covered mountains, and finally to the Pacific coast.  We had a little time for sightseeing and headed to the popular local landmark, Astoria Column.  It is a tribute to Lewis and Clarke who ended their exploration near here at the mouth of the Columbia River.  After enjoying the views and having a picnic, we said good bye to Jane and Aaron, then went to our hotel to start the ride preparations.

Our bikes arrived safely and we reassemble them.  The entire group of about 28 riders met outside for a bike safety review, then assembled again inside for introductions and a review of ride procedures and tomorrow’s route overview.

We had dinner tonight at a Mexican restaurant and started getting to know several of the riders.  Many of them rode cross-country together two years ago and are enjoying their reunion.

Pictures Of The Day:

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