Getting ready to attempt a self-portrait of the first two signs, the Champoeg sign and ourselves:
Not quite, but good.
Here's how this bike trip will unfold: we ride. Every thirty minutes we stop and drink water or Poweraid. We ride. We stop for a bit and eat. We ride some more. Sometimes we stopped and ate standing up. Sometimes we sat down to eat, as outside this church near St. Paul. At this point, we're about 4 miles in.
Right before this picture was taken, one of the supports for the front bike basket had scraped across my calf as I was moving my bike. It was my--and the only--big injury of the trip.
Don't worry, it's public, you don't have to be a member of Facebook to see it.