Amongst many of the other things I signed up for this year, the Portland Bridge Pedal was one of them. With a goal to conquer something, each month this year that would scare or push my physical/mental abilities, the bridge pedal was my August commitment. I decided instead of the full 15-mile ride that covered an additional three bridges, I instead signed up for the 12-mile ride. As cool as the additional bridges would have been, this allowed for a couple extra hours of beauty sleep due to the start times.
I've never done the bridge pedal before. And to say the least, I really enjoyed it. To see the bridges from that perspective and to stop, stand, take pictures in the middle of them was incredible. Driving over them vs riding your bike are so different. I've come to appreciate their beauty even more now. Amazing!