August 2014


Outbound along the Columbia River

Outbound along the Columbia River

The Portland Century is really just another hundred mile ride, but is does have one distinguishing characteristic. Each year the course is on a different and mostly unique route. This year, I believe for the first time, the route left Oregon altogether and crossed over the Columbia River and into Washington and the rural country in outlying Vancouver.

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This bike came to me from Portland Oregon when I was looking for a bike to ride in L’Eroica Italia in 2012. I ended up taking another bike to that event and so this one sat in the shop as an unfinished project for a couple of years. It is now finished and well ridden, and has completed one heroic event so far.

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I took this bike to the 2014 inaugural L’Eroica Britannia last month in the Peak District and completed the 100 mile route. Just a simple century you say, but this one had almost 10,000 feet of climbing in its course! More on L’Eroica Britannia here.

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