Bike Rides

Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Miles: 
94
Bike: 
Grando

Got a ride to Albany and started with 5 others. Cool cloudy morning. After Scio they turned back and I continued on the 100 mile route to Lebanon. Then directly home instead of back to Albany. Gor hot in the afternoon. 

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View of the valley
Going down?

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Thomas Creek
Thomas Creek

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Hannah Bridge
Hannah Bridge
Date: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Miles: 
28
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Beachside to Newport. Then bus to Corvallis, out to the garden and then home.

Still cool and wet in Waldport, but warmer and almost sunny in Newport.

Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Miles: 
24
Bike: 
Soma Saga

From Beachside. Saw whales. Went up the valley. 

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Yachats River
Yachats River
Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Miles: 
54
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Hot summer days. 

Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Miles: 
57
Bike: 
Grando

Got out early enough but procrastinated before the climbing started. Then went slow the rest of the day. It never got too hot. Partly cloudy skies with haze and smoke. Went down Woods Creek.

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Haze and smoke over the valley
Clouds above, smog below.

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Fireweed
I usually do this ride earlier in the year, so I don't get to see the fireweed in bloom.

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Looking south
Smoke from as far away as Canada coupled with typical Coast Range haze.

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Woods Creek road
Nothing beats a nice gravel road through the woods.
Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Miles: 
68
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Mid summer heat. 

Date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Miles: 
48
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Nice turnout. Beat the heat for the most part. Some wind coming back.

Date: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Miles: 
28
Bike: 
Grando

Regular Tuesday ride. About a dozen people. Very nice. 

Date: 
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Miles: 
30
Bike: 
Soma Saga
Buddies: 
George, Val

Mini-Loop 2017 Day 4 - Waterloo to Corvallis. Cooler day and windy.

January opted to go with Grandma which was good because I was beat. Riding with the tag along bike is way harder then loaded panniers. Rode most of the way with Val and George.

We went off course and took River Drive. A lovely ride and only a mile or two longer. Got back on route in Lebanon.

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Val, George, and Paul
Val, George, and I before leaving Waterloo park

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Coffee in Sweet Home
They made me drink coffee in Sweet Home
Date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Miles: 
18
Bike: 
Soma Saga
Buddies: 
January

Mini-Loop 2017 Day 3 - Sunnyside Park to Waterloo Park

Shorter ride by some big hills.

Linda came and bailed me out. I need some help with January.

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More swimming
More swimming. The water was much colder here.

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Kids playing
Kids playing.