Thursday, September 16, 2010

Our epic bike ride over the North Cascades Highway... to our Wedding!!

I've spent most of my summer getting ready for our wedding, which happened about three weeks ago in Winthrop, WA.  It was a phenomenal event that many of our friends participated in- people poured their hearts and souls into it!  Recaps will be posted on the wedding blog soon, but this post is about our epic bike ride to our wedding.  That's right- up and over the North Cascades Highway.

A mighty group of 10 riders, all in all, we started the ride in Newhalem.  Well, all of us except Jeremy, who is insane (and a super strong rider) and left from Seattle at 3am to do the complete 190 mile ride in one day.  The rest of us opted to do a "mere" 65 miler with about 7000 feet of climbing, up and over Rainy and Washington Passes.  Anyhow, we met up with Jeremy at about mile 130 for him, at Newhalem Creek Campground, just west of Newhalem. Accompanying us was our awesome sag wagon driver, Mr. Connor Hegarty, and first mutt Miss Lexi Lou. Here's the route we took:

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