The sun that had been out for over a week, left us and come Sunday morning we were facing low clouds and rain. Still, we had about 40 bikes show up. But some of the less hearty were already wet and cold, and werent looking forward to another couple of hours riding in the rain. So about 20 of the bikes left, and headed back south towards Oregon. The rest of us headed east up the highway and into more rain and clouds.
It wasnt to bad for the first 20 miles or so, just a light rain and the temps werent too bad. But after that we began climbing up from about 200 feet in elevation to 3800 feet. The temps were definitely dropping as the elevation climbed, and the clouds actually engulfed us a time or two.
At least there wasnt much snow on the ground at the summit of Johnston Ridge. But there wasnt any view of Mt St Helens either, sad to say. But as we headed back down, and made the 50 mile nonstop run back to Castle Rock, it was still a good ride. Even with all the wet and clouds, it was better than sitting at home and vegging out in front of the boob tube.
Catch ya on the road sometime...