I waited for Patty Jackson, our chef/ride leader so we could ride together. She was also ride leader on my 2011 Northern Tier ride, and we rode together for half the way. (She and the other ride leader, Michelle, take turns riding.)
Kirby joined us about the time we decided to stop and take the 1/2 mile hike up to see the 'Cape Disappointment Light House.' It was worth the effort to walk up and down the hills to see it.
The second half I rode by myself, which was actually very nice. Total miles: 53
Fortunately, there was no one behind us!