D. Cooper Stevenson
September 15, 2010 3

City Lights and Council Crest

By in Cycling

31.1 Miles, that’s the distance from the Hollywood District Up and down Taber Mountain, through Johnson creek, around the water front, the summit of Council Crest, through Downtown West Side, and back.

“We’ll do Taber first to get us in the mood,” John said as we headed out. What ‘in the mood’ meant I wasn’t exactly sure but I would find out soon enough.
Basically, if a steep incline were to be found in Portland we found it. Portland is no doubt one of the top cities for her beauty. You could see the entire city, both rivers, and out to the mountains as the sun set behind us. Then, downtown West side, as usual, was lit up, clean, and bright.

We started around 4:00 p.m. and returned at 8:30. Here’s a rough map outlining our route:

3 Responses to “City Lights and Council Crest”

  1. Wendy says:

    Wow! What a long and pretty ride!
    I bet you are excited to get your new bike!
    I wanna go someday!

    • Thanks! Yes, the ride was beautiful! John and I seem to “click” when we go out. Actually, as I’m grinding up those steep inclines I think to myself, “oh, I rue the day I met that guy!”

      The friendly camaraderie and competition makes it all the better.

      I’d like to see us go out on ride–just easy and nice, maybe along the river or Sauvie’s Island…make a day of it and bring lunch.

      I can hardly imagine better.

  2. Wendy says:

    That would be amazing!

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