100 miles. Uphill. Into the wind.

Whenever a team member asks Conor how the next day’s ride will be, he ALWAYS says “100 miles uphill into the wind” in order to prepare us mentally for the worst, so however it really is won’t be so bad.

Today we rode 100 miles uphill into the wind.

We started off the morning early, meeting the intense winds around mile 10.  With each other’s support, we toughed it out, crawling along WA-14, occationally even hitting speeds in the double digits!  Our team’s trusty trio of speed rushed ahead to reserve a campsite, while everyone else took the day at a more human-like pace.  Many riders stopped to pick blackberries and get attacked by thorns.  Delicious blackberries!  Sharp thorns!  After a very long day, the team arrived at Columbia Hills State Park to delicious spaghetti.  We were all very exhausted upon arrival, so we all went to sleep.

Comments (6)
  • Nancy Odon (Steve's Ma) says:

    Sorry it was such a grueling day for you all. At least Conor was telling the truth when asked about the day’s ride. We’re VERY proud of you all. Have faith, be safe, and LIVESTRONG!

  • Colette Whicker says:

    my sister mary, jordans aunt texted me yesterday and was sad to report the prediction for the terrible winds you were to encounter ….she said she could predict the blog headlies ahead of time….oregon was a terrible state…fooy with this place and its hellish winds…BUT racing to the gorge with tremendous delight were the wind surfers and their mountains of ‘fun gear’…then i thought about you biker folk and your mission and your determination and then this big smile (much like the one in the Grinch who stole Christmas)came to my face…life is what you make of it and you have all done such a fabulous job with this…your personal goals to make this happen ‘for a cause’ thinking of you all with great respect…colettes..jordans ma

  • jschlesinger jonathan schlesinger says:

    Hooray, you found the berries!

  • Jill Canaday says:

    Colette was right! THINKING OF YOU ALL WITH GREAT RESPECT…AND LOVE!

  • Carol Russell says:

    Sorry that was such a tough day. I am sooo proud of all of you! Your dedication and determination to this cause is truly inspirational! It’s hard to believe you are almost done…ride on I4K ride on! God Bless you all!

  • donna kalis says:

    mmmThanks team1
    Perhaps you see olumbia River Gorgr.
    zzzzlove, Donna

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