On the way to collect it we stopped briefly at the USPS to send some parcels ahead (Andre and Lee) and then to Summit NW to collect the bike. I confess my heart leapt ever so slightly to see her standing there. Reconnected the battery, smacked on th panniers and headed out the gate, reminding myself all the while to keep right! But what a pleasure she is to ride: smooth, balanced, powerful, responsive!
I GPS'd my way to a local Chevron to fill up with patrol (what are gallons, again?) And took off to the hotel in Lake Oswego where Liz had preceded me in the cab. A shower, iPhone call to my old friend from Wendywood, Louise, and a snooze!
Refreshed, kind of, we walked over the road for dinner at Stanford's. I had yummy ribs and Liz polished off a grilled salmon. I guess we should mention the baked slab of brie with garlic that was our appetizer!
Back to the hotel for a chemically assisted sleep which was very restful.
Today Louise has very kindly offered to show us around Portland. That will be interesting and also we can fill in the forty or so years since we last saw each other! Hopefully some photos in the next post.
Otherwise, tomorrow we start the journey!