Nov 112014
 

The Columbia Gorge is one of the most beautify places I know. So when Chris Hoy decided to lead a Salem Bicycle Club ride along the old historic highway on Veteran’s Day, I jumped at the chance to join him.

Chris Hoy

Chris Hoy – Our Ride Leader

Our Route would have us starting in Hood River and riding to The Dallas for lunch and then back the way we came. We started on the Columbia River in Hood River and climbed up hill on a very steep Old Columbia River Dr. Soon, we were at the entrance to the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Our climbing continued but at a lessor grade. Very soon, we reached a view point overlooking the gorge.

Columbia Gorge Looking Toward the West

Columbia Gorge Looking Toward the West

Columbia Gorge Looking Toward the East

Columbia Gorge Looking Toward the East

As the day of the ride approached, we were concerned about the weather. However, our concerns evaporated and as the sky cleared. It was a bit cold and windy, but we were dressed well and were warm. I took my Litespeed Appalachian out. I love riding this bike.

My ride for the day - my Litespeed Appalachian

My ride for the day – my Litespeed Appalachian

The road was neither flat nor straight.

The road was neither flat nor straight.

 

Avg Max
Speed 11.9 mph 36.7 mph
Heart Rate 108 bpm 164 bpm
Cadence 63 254
Power 108 Watts 573 Watts
Calories 1,935
Temperature 36?
Elapsed Time 6:11:34

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