Mendocino, CA to Bodega Bay, CA. Photos by James Kendi.
This is hands down one of my favorite rides in the Portland area, and my last big solo training ride before the PDX > LAX ride. BoG is a 110+ mile loop through Washington and over the steel grate of the Bridge Of The Gods. On the way back you're treated to one of the most beautiful roads in Oregon, the Old Columbia River Highway. On this occasion I rode over something sharp and slashed both of my sidewalls, so the last 70 miles were done at a snail's pace. So I took the opportunity to grab these photos, eat a cheeseburger, and generally just enjoy the hell out of the day.
Whenever I'm in NYC I always try to swing by the Rapha Cycle Club for a well-made coffee and a brush up on my cycling history. They've currently got a great Richard Sachs + House Industries cyclocross exhibition going on with tons of ephemera and unique House-designed souvineers on display. Richard's personal backup race bike is the star of the show, and it is a beautiful sight indeed. I especially love the hand-painted Cole race wheels. If you're in the area don't sleep on this great little exhibit. It'll be on display until September 21st. More details on the Rapha blog.