Not a hard ride, but we are adding a twist. You must bring everything you need to spend the night and have steaming cup of coffee in the morning. This means carrying a sleeping bag, pad and tarp or tent and sufficient water and food. Consult www.bikepacking.net for ideas.
This is a trial run for some of us thinking about doing this on some more epic rides, so come on along, none of us have done it before. The plan is:
5:00 pm Leave Portland
7:00 pm Leave Ape Canyon trail head
8:30 pm Find a place to sleep on the hard cold ground and enjoy the full moon
6:00 am Wake up for sunrise – make coffee and race back to town/lives and jobs.
Have a stove and french press already.
If done right, nobody will even know you were gone from work/home.
If interested send me an email, times are negotiable and may change.
(extra points to identify the guy checking his phone last time we were on a sunrise ride)