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On July 11th 2009 I will be riding the Seattle To Portland bike ride with about 8,000 other riders. The ride is about 204 miles long and is sponsored by a number of Biking Club including Cascade Biking Group in Seattle and Group Health.

The one day riders start off at about 5:30 am from Husky Stadium, and I am hoping to arrive at the park in Portland about 8 or 8:30pm.This will be my 10th ride in the STP, one year I did it without a team mate and that was not as fun. This year Brad is going to ride with me. I have done it several years with daughters and a few times on a tandem bike. This year the ride is on my birth date and this is the best birthday party I can think of – what a way to celebrate.

Months ago I made reservations at an Inn near Husky Stadium to spend Friday night with only a short ride to the stadium. On Friday before the ride, I am planning to take the day off from work and ride north to Seattle – about 65 miles. But this ride will include a ferry trip across the Sound, and a ride across one island from terminal to terminal. Just for fun.

Father’s Day brought me some new gear from my family and it looks amazing. I share it with you:

Here is a picture of my new Jersey from my daughter the IT guru:

New Bike Jersey

New Bike Jersey

And a picture of my new Keen bike cleated sandals:

Cleated Keen Sandals

Cleated Keen Sandals

I also got several gallons of real lemonade made without corn syrup.

I am set to go!

What is your favorite way to celebrate your birthday? Ever thought of doing a major bike tour?

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