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April 24, 2007

Cherry of a Ride

Sunday I went out to the Dalles for the 3rd annual Cherry of a Ride century. Jennie and Nate had organized a bunch of us to come out for the ride. I dropped Sam off at Jennie's to play with Walnut for the day and then we all headed to the start. Meredith and Kristen did the 48-mile loop while Nate, Gary and I did the 100-mile option. This was the first big ride of the season for me and was full of hills, especially in the second half of the ride. However the weather favored us and we had an incredible day. It got me excited to get on the road bike more and to look forward to other road rides, such as the Barlow Trail Century. As usual I had my Forerunner on and you can view the course at motionbased.com. Check out the elevation profile! I would love to get out to the eastern reaches of the Columbia River gorge for some more riding as there was very little traffic and beautiful views.

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Posted by Dave at April 24, 2007 08:46 AM


hey bub - happy riding! how about the CDT in 2009? though i may only be up to walkin it -

Posted by: Lisa at May 19, 2007 08:46 AM

Wow, what a beautiful ride; but tough!

Posted by: Dennis Ross at April 25, 2007 03:03 PM