Leave it on the road rides again
What is the bike ride equivalent of a mixtape? Some of you may be old enough to remember the hours put into crafting a cassette with two perfect sides. Do you start with a banger or do you ease on in and blow it out later? Is the mix full of hits or are you digging for those unknown gems that simply must be shared? How do you transition from Side A to Side B? The countless decisions and directions and planning and curating and recording and erasing and recording again. The consequences you face if you make a wrong decision. The pride you feel when you've fucking nailed it and you have a perfect mixtape that you listen to again and again and again. And of course, the whole time you have a person in your mind that the mixtape is dedicated to. Swap music for roads and you can see where we are going with this. One more adventure to fight cancer begins next Saturday 8/27. You're going to want to listen in to this one.
Side A Track 1: 96 miles, Teton Pass, 8/27/16
Side A Track 2: 121 miles, Craters of the Moon, 8/28/16
Side A Track 3: 98 miles, Oregon Trail, 8/29/16
Side A Track 4: 110 miles, Off That Grid, 8/30/16
Side A Track 5: 100 miles, John Day, 8/31/16
Side A Track 6: 94 miles, Painted Hills, 9/1/16
Side A Track 7: 95 miles, Mt Hood / PDX, 9/2/16
BONUS TRACK: PDX Group ride & party at The Vanilla Workshop, 9/3/16
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Side B Track 2: ??? 9/5/16
Side B Track 3: ??? 9/6/16
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Side B Track 5: ??? 9/8/16
Side B Track 6: ??? 9/9/16
Side B Track 7: ??? 9/10/16
Side B Track 8: ??? 9/11/16
1. Roll with a good crew.
2. Ride from the heart.
3. Leave it on the road.
There aren't really any rules to LIOTR, but if we had to make some up, they'd go something like this. Ride with good people, challenge yourself to do something epic, and do it for something you believe in. Oh, and #4 – take really good photos.