Bike Rides

Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Miles: 
40
Bike: 
Ravn

Over Lewisburg Saddle and out Soap Creek. Then nice little loop from Tampico on Wiles Road (gravel) and Robison Road (gravel) to Airlee Road and then back on Berry Creek to Tampico. Nice day but still cool and a bit breezy. Warm weather is coming.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Miles: 
30
Bike: 
Ravn

Starting to get antsy for touring. Playing around with configurations. 

Date: 
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Miles: 
42
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Gray windy day but dry and not cold. Reverse loop out to Sevenmile and Boson Mill. Then Shedd and back on Green Valley. Nice tailwind coming back. 

Date: 
Monday, April 9, 2018
Miles: 
50
Bike: 
Grando

Via Springhill. Back Riverside and White Oak.Then through South Town and out the bike path to 53rd and home.

Nice day but the north wind was cold. The sun was out and it got up in the mid 60's by afternoon.

Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018
Miles: 
38
Bike: 
Grando

The sun came out unexpectedly. Out through Philomath, then 34 to Decker. Back on Bellfountain. 

Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Miles: 
25
Bike: 
Grando

Put it off all day. Zero inspiration. Finally got out at 4. Warm dry day and rain in the forecast for the next week. A few extra miles out 53rd to the gravel and back.

Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Miles: 
36
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

Nice day but I'm ready for a lot warmer. Stopped at Buena Vista House cafe. Nice. 

Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Miles: 
58
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Out and about 

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Miles: 
74
Bike: 
Ravn

Epic loop on a sunny first day of spring. First over Lewisberg Saddle to get the big climb in early, out Soap Creek and across to Buena Vista. Took the ferry across and followed th WVSB to Independence. After a quick snack I headed west to Monmouth and then continued west on Monmouth Hwy. Then inspiration struck and I turned off onto Fishback. Very steep climb for a couple of miles on pavement and then after the summit it turns to gravel for the downhill. Fishback ends at Smith Road which and I went left to Elkins. Back on pavement I continued west to Airlee and took that back south east to Berry Creek. Up over a couple more hills to Tampico. Then, wanting more gravel and miles, I turned left on Wiles road to Robison road and then back to 99W. At the junction of Wiles and Robison it says Airlee 7. I'll have to try that one day. Then back through Adair and stoped at the store for another snack. Sat in the glorious sunshine for a few minutes before heading out Ryals to Independence Hwy to Pettibone and on home. Great route. I wish I knew what the vertical was because it wasn't trivial.

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Fishback Road
Heading down on FIshback Road
Date: 
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Miles: 
38
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Rain was in the forecast but it held off. We we're supposed to go to Brownsville but everyone wanted to turn around at Shedd. Some nice tailwind heading back,  but mostly side wind.