The 2nd day on the road landed me in Longview Washington. I stayed with Jean and Dennis who host cyclists through Warmshowers. They had also put me up ( put up with me?) in 2012 when I did that little cross country bike tour.  Dennis escorted me from the house to the Lewis and Clark bridge.   The L&C bridge is not the most pleasant place to cycle. I’ve had the pleasure three times now and hopefully am done with it for a long time. 

The leg of the ride from Longview to Portland is the only part of the trip I’d done before. The morning weather was a little nasty, but it cleared up by the time I arrived in PDX.

I stopped by Volce Bicycles to top off the air in my tires, grab an extra tube and shoot the breeze.

In Portland I had dinner and caught up with some old “Texas” friends. One night wasn’t enough, but I had to keep rolling.