The 2nd day was like panic, woke up late and it had just rained almost all night long and the sky was covered with clouds and it looked like it had more rain to give. Needless to say I was in a hurry to ride up the coast and I decided at Lincoln City I wasn't going to continue up to Astoria. I finished lunch after 1pm and I took off for Troutdale, the start of the Historic Columbia River Gorge Scenic Hwy. It was still overcast when I got to Portland but at least it didn't look like the clouds were packing rain. Talk about culture shock, when I arrive in Portland it was in the middle of rush hour, ahh but not for me I thought. So I do what comes naturally during rush hour and start splitting lane and man those people didn't like it a bit. They were honking the horn and 1 guy tried to close the lane w/his 6wheeled Dodge truck. No courtesy at all, I guess they hate the idea of someone getting ahead while they're stuck in traffic.
What can I say about the Columbia River Gorge that hasn't been said b4. It was just an awesome
experience 4me. While there I visited the Multnomah Falls, The Bridge of the Gods, Bonneville Dam (it was already closed when I got there), Rowena Crest Loop. My day ended w/dinner at Cousins Restaurant and a good night sleep at Motel 6.
Day 2 slideshow.