After over a month of dry weather it rained. Not as cold as last year though. I finished, and not last, but it was hard. Might be my last time doing the full century.
Started at 8. Great ride
Straight up Tum Tum. Robert wanted to take us to Thompson Lake but the road in was clearly marked "private logging road, no public access". We decided not to go.
Instead we kept going up Tum Tum looking for the C2C trail, which we found right in the middle of a new clearcut. We continued up to the Woods Creek trailhead.
Sunny and warm all day. We took the Wheatland ferry and rode into Salem on the west side of the river. We took a nice bike path/bridge attached to highway 22 back across into River Park. We then discovered this amazing new pedestrian/bicycle bridge which tied into the trail system from Mento Park. Then back on River Road to Independence. This rout was 10 miles shorter than the way we came. We even picked up Robert who road out to meet us.
Bike overnight. Great turnout. Tenners even rode out with us as far as Buena Vista. Picked up the Tracys just before Independence bridge. Nice day. Cloudy with no wind. Flo rode with us the whole way and Loren picked her up at the park.
Ashland is steep. I couldn't believe how steep it was going up Holly and Terrace to the start of the loop road. Didn't have time for much more other than some trips into town.