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STP ’08: 9,500 cyclists roll through town tomorrow

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on July 11, 2008 at 11:03 am with No Comments »
July 11, 2008 11:03 am

Here we go again.

The Adventure Guys will once again be tagging along with the 9,500 participants in this weekend’s Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.

Jeff, who hasn’t been on a bike since Nixon was in office, has trained nearly as much as me for the STP but he’s decided I’ll be doing the ride again this year.

It could get really ugly this year. I’m about 15-20 pounds overweight (not pretty in spandex and a bike jersey) so I’m planning on doing the ride in two days. Last year I did it in one day. I only have 900 training miles and my bike broke after 60 miles on my only century training ride.

I’ll be riding from Seattle to Kelso on Saturday (about 150 miles) and finishing up Sunday with a leisurely 50-mile roll into Portland.

I hope to talk to many riders along the way and I’ll post some of their stories here during the ride. Also check Monday morning’s News Tribune for coverage of this year’s event.

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