Don't bother doing a forum search for my first six trip reports, they don't exist. This is my first VMB TR. Just trying to be pretentious with that title and also reflect the fact I've done a trip with this group of friends many times before. About to leave home and navigate the varied layers of road destruction projects that passes for Portland's road network. You see, here in Oregon, road construction projects are done by descendants of the 100 Years War, managed by the grandsons of Tolstoy. Projects that seem to never end.