Rolling out on the Market/Mill Street bike paths,
the weather began to break.
Spirits were high, as friends and families worked together to make a long steady climb from the river to the south slope of Mt. Tabor.
At a brisk pace, Bergmann and Dallas led the way out in two columns.
Lori and Tracy felt their son's energy put to good use with a helping hand at key moments.
Feeling the crush of time, Lori and Traci bid everyone farewell, and turned back at 122nd.
Out in the Sweetbriar of the back Gresham farmlands, the pack descended. This was the point where the Rydicks handed out more of Jean's cookies and pulled the plug on the high speed chase.
Meanwhile the dogs were all but let loose. I could hardly get the car out of the way as we moved onto the Stark Street hill.
Sprinting to the Springdale sign, Keegan O'Neill was victorious. When the climb to Corbett ensued Keegan, Kent and Jake pulled away.
Pellman, Lee, Beggs, and Mallon joined up with their trusty mentor, Tim Bergmann for a laughing group in hot pursuit over the high plain.
Coming home, after a raging descent, and a big sprint between Kent and Jake, Jake on his $100 1970's steel Peugot with steel wheels, Kent and Jake pulled the team fast into a light headwind on Marine Drive.
Rydicks rejoined on 33rd despite two flats since we had seen them last. Still in good humor they joined the lead group, riding back on Dekum.