I was quite surprised that this ride did not fill! The Oregon Gorge is a fabulous tour! We are looking at a week of good weather, great riding, great ACA staff and a small group of cyclists that will be spoiled rotten.
Jack and I are looking forward to feeding this tribe and hopefully getting some ride time in for ourselves as well!
We will have limited internet access on this tour, but I hope to keep you up to date the best I can. We are going to kick off the event tonight at Oxbow State Park just East of Portland with our first map meeting and dinner. We are hosting a salad buffet with a tossed green salad with all the trimmings, a honey chicken salad, tuna salad, Orzo pasta salad, an amazing Quinoa salad with fava beans and fresh asparagus in a spicy fresh lemon dressing, and home made cookies for dessert.
We have some surprises along the way this trip: YUMMM! We will celebrate the Pacific Northwest one evening with a happy hour consisting of smoked salmon pate & crackers, (Jack caught and smoked the salmon!), grilled Olympic oysters on the half shell, Bourbon salmon as an entree and chilled dungeness crab to set off the meal. I am so so sorry that you are not one of the lucky 27 that will be feasting on this meal! (The rest of the week should be pretty good, too.)
So we're off on another adventure! We will keep you posted the best we can. Happy trails!