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    Monday, July 14, 2008

    Seattle to Portland on a Skateboard: STP 2008

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, or STP, is an annual one and two day supported bicycle ride from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon in the United States. The STP "is considered one of the 10 biggest recreational bicycle rides in the country, drawing riders from across the nation and from other nations", and has been operating for more than 25 years and is organized by the Cascade Bicycle Club.

    It is approximately 200 miles (322 km) in length. Most riders complete the distance in two days; however, about 15% complete the ride in one day. Only two have completed it on skateboards (see below).

    James Peters of PavedWave.org (see excellent Seattle Times story here) and Barefoot Ted
    Photo by
    Dave Nottingham around mile 165

    James Peters and I did the entire STP course on skateboard. What a trip!!!

    Photo by Dave Nottingham

    Many folks took photos of us and we are looking forward to receiving photos to add to our blogs and record the history.

    TOPICS (to be expanded on?):

    IT'S THE JOURNEY DUDE: SPIRITUAL ENDURANCE

    ALIEN TECHNOLOGY: THE BICYCLE

    LONG DISTANCE PUMPING: NATURE'S ANALOGS

    NUTRITION | HYDRATION | ELECTROLYTES | FRUIT

    FOOT POWER

    THE ROLE OF HUMOR IN TRAVEL

    EXPANDING THE POSSIBLE: THE IMPORTANCE OF INSPIRATION

    MEDITATION FOCUS AND THE EVER CHANGING ROAD

    SYNERGY: THE MAGIC OF FRIENDS

    Photo by Craig Howard somewhere near Spanaway, WA

    Skateboard from Subsonic Skateboards in Portland, Oregon

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