July 21, 2007--We couldn't make it to the Pacific Northwest for the official 2007 Seattle to Portland ride, so we went up a week later and rode the course solo and unsupported on our fixed-gear Quickbeam.  We started a little south of the official start but still logged about 190 miles in under 14 hours despite riding into a southerly headwind all day long.

Presented below, photos from the ride.  Click here for GPS info.

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Starting point in Kent, WA (a little south of Seattle)
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Roads were wet for about the first 30 miles
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Volcano evacutation route
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First glimpse of the Cascades, off in the distance
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First glimpse of a shadow
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Lots of trees
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Tiny McKenna
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Read this sign
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Bike path south of McKenna
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Nice view from the bike path
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Skookumchuck River
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Entering Centralia, the halfway point on the ride
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Lunch stop in Centralia
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Historic homes in Centralia
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Rolls of hay
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Napavine
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Pile of brush left over from clearing this forest
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Lots of rollers
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Downtown Winlock
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Interesting stop sign
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World's largest egg, in Winlock, WA
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Back road
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Stopped at Starbucks before crossing the Columbia River--you can see our bike and the Lewis and Clark Bridge outside
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Entering Oregon on the Lewis and Clark Bridge
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Views of the mighty Columbia River
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Looking back at the Lewis and Clark Bridge
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Welcome to Oregon
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Dari Delite, St Helens
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Hi-School Pharmacy, for all your high school drug needs.
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Almost there!
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First view of Portland, with Mt Hood in the background
Map of Seattle to Portland
Click on the image for detailed GPS info (ignore the part from Reno to Seattle--blame that on poor satellite signal)

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