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Apr 19, 2013:

Rain & Snow Will Not Stop Us

Distance to Date: 20,305 km / 12,530 mi

The pass on US 26 from Bend to Portland had snow, so we took the road north towards the Columbia River instead. But cold weather followed us and caught us. Oooops! If we can survive Oregon's weather, we'll be okay in Alaska!

We made it to Portland yesterday in time to clean up, get a beer, and then do a presentation. We've been "on the run" for the past couple of days since leaving Bend. The road was hard with headwind, cold weather, rain, snow, hills, etc... So now we're taking a break to relax and to re-energize our spirits. Portland is just the right place, too! Beer, beer, and more beer!



The temperature reads 39 F as we leave Madras.

Will this storm hit us?

We take a lunch break in the sun and wonder how the afternoon will be.

Looks like the storm is getting darker and closer.

An hour later, it hits us. But then it goes away and there's sun... then it starts to rain, then snow, then sun, then rain... Here we are caught in another snow storm.

The road ahead is too cold and foggy to ride.

We walk and walk. We are still 20-some miles away from Maupin; but we know that we will have a warm and cozy place there, which motivates us to push on.

The road clears up a little and we ride.

Snow continues to come down. Our fingers and toes freeze, but knowing The Oasis Resort has a room waiting for us warms our spirits.

Yay! We get there by 6 pm and thaw off. Christi records our day's episode in the warmth and comfort of a room.

Thank you soooo much, The Oasis Resort, for hosting for the night! They wanted to support our ride by providing this cabin free of charge. Again, THANKS!

The following day, the sun comes out. We walk through Maupin to check it out.

Christi walks the bike over the Deschutes River.

The days starts out beautifully. It later gets cloudy.

Below the bridge, a train passes alongside the Deschutes River.

We make to The Dalles (along the Columbia River separating Oregon and Washington) and then the following day continue along the gorge.

Honna and Bob from Skamania host us for night before our final run into Portland. Thanks, you two!

Tauru poses in front of the Multnomah Falls near Portland.

We take a break at a state park for lunch.

Tauru is interviewed by Portland's KXL radio about our project.

And, yay, we make it in time into Portland to share our ride with folks in downtown Portland.



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