Stumptown Mountain RideJul 19, 2017
As a nice summer kickoff, a crew of sixteen Stumptowners, hailing from Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles teamed up with Gabriel Amadeus Tiller of Limberlost for a three-day bike ride that took us to Mt. Hood and back. We rolled out of our Portland HQ on day one geared to spend the next three days crushing hills, gravel, and cans of Cold Brew. The first two days we covered around 120 miles, with leisurely lake dips, flat fixes and snacky pit stops along the route before coasting into camp to set up tents, make dinner, bathe in the river, crack cans of wine, and settle in for some dad jokes around the fire. We also invited our friend Jason Goodman of Swift Industries along for the ride and he brought along his sweet Tenkara and Redington rods for a camp fly fishing lesson.
On the last day, we packed up and hit the road home early fueled by a little residual camp wine, coffee, Cold Brew, and Red Vines. In three days we clocked 183 miles with 11,000 ft of elevation, earning ourselves some pretty awesome tan lines and some cold team beers at the finish. Special thanks to Hannah, and her pup, Bean, for driving our support van and keeping us hydrated along the way. Pooling some fresh jokes for our next adventure!
Trip report courtesy of long-time Stumptown Human, accounting boss, avid cycler, and all around stellar individual, Mackenzie Courtney.