Did we get another perfect day? Yes we did (from the perspective of an Oregonian who is OK with sun, clouds, drizzle, lightning and rain all at the same time). The constantly changing weather really made the colors, shapes, patterns and textures of the landscape pop, which was something rider after rider kept mentioning with utter delight as they wafted by some of Oregon’s finest wineries. Days like this are why we ride.
A group of very enthusiastic students was on hand to greet the riders as they finished their journey. Hoots, hollers, hugs and general merriment abounded. Parting is sweet sorrow, but at least we get to do it all over again in a few months. Until then, keep training!
Hats off to the staff, volunteers, the communities and the riders for making this another great one.