Each day of the views only gets better. Riding through the Hood River Gorge reminds me why many claims the Gorge compares to the Grand Canyon. The ride was 101 miles, 8,300 vertical feet burning over 5,000 calories averaging 13.9 miles with a maximum speed of 38 mph taking 7 hours, 29 minutes. I stopped several times to cherish the moment and taking in our beautiful country. Enjoy.