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Country's largest organized ride - STP - start tomorrow(6 posts)

Country's largest organized ride - STP - start tomorrowt0adman
Jul 11, 2003 1:17 PM
I'm getting excited for the 7,500+ rider Seattle to Portland ride that starts tomorrow. Although I gave some thought to attacking the 206 miles in one day, I only have 285 miles on my new bike and don't think it's wise. Next year I'll be leaner, meaner, and dialed in for the one-day jaunt. RBR member Ron from Reno has been in Seattle all week and despite our efforts we failed to get together for a ride. He's doing the trip in one day - good luck Ron! I'm opting to stop at the 120 mile mark, take a freezing cold shower (no other option), get a message, enjoy the spaghetti feast, pitch my tent in the soccer field and sleep like a dead man, wake up for french toast breakfast, and hit the road for the final 86 miles into Portland. The finish line is a huge party with tons of sponsors, booths, bands, food, and BEEEEEER! Belgium Brewing Company is the supplier this year. If you're riding along have a great time. Hope I meet you on the road.
re: Country's largest organized ride - STP - start tomorrowcrestlinefarm
Jul 11, 2003 1:34 PM
This is my first year too and I also contemplated a one-day ride but figured I'd get a feel for the course this year. Another option--if you feel fresh at 120--you can go the distance and 'reward' yourself with a nice dinner & hotel room in Portland!
I thought Providence Bridge Pedal was the biggest, 25,000+alansutton
Jul 11, 2003 2:27 PM
The Portland, OR Providence Bridge Pedal had about 25,000 riders last year. That's a lot more than STP.
Somehow I knew...t0adman
Jul 11, 2003 2:36 PM
I'd be corrected. I believe it's the largest century or longer ride? (or is the PBP a century too?).
The Bridge Pedal is a lot more fun, too, IMHO - nmmdehner
Jul 11, 2003 2:38 PM
Bring it onshamelessgearwhore
Jul 11, 2003 4:21 PM
I'll be the guy drinking beer at the Vader High School! This will be my third STP. I always do it in two days instead of one because that way you get to eat more food.