Bike Rides

Date: 
Monday, February 19, 2018
Miles: 
24
Bike: 
Ravn

Out 53rd to Bellfountain. Then Airport to Fern. Cold, a bit windy, but dry. 

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Green in the Valley, snow in the mountains.
Green in the Valley, snow in the mountains.
Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Not much to say.

Date: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Miles: 
130
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
Craig, Susan

Took the Ravn on a 200k. The Compass RTP tires made it possible. A little slower than the Grando but more comfortable and much easier climbing. The low gears really came in handy on this ride. 

Started in Willamina with the temperature right around freezing. My fingers were killing me but Craig gave me some chemical hand warmers. It was bright and sunny when the sun came up but we rode under a cloud layer when we got out in the valley. It was still could and now gray at the first control in Dayton. 

We stopped again in Carlton. Craig had a loose fender and I needed coffee. The climb started almost right away after that. Meadow Lake road climbs over some big valley hills before it even starts into the Coast Range. Some sections were very steep. Susan rode off ahead but would catch up to Craig from time to time and made it to the top first. 

After another 20 or so miles of mostly downhill we made to Beaver where Susan was sitting in the sunshine for 40 minutes waiting. We stayed together mostly the rest of the way back. There was a lot of traffic on hwy 22 which was not much fun in the dark. 

Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Ravn

Put the RTPs back on the Ravn with tubes, but then rode into town and had Trevor mount them tubeless. 

Date: 
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Miles: 
132
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Craig, Michal, Susan

Started early in Eugene, FInished late in Eugene. In between we rode over or along the Wilamette, McKenzie, Mohawk, Calipooia, and Santiam rivers. We also went over every hill between Eugene and Lebanon. On the return we hit Gap road at 100 mile in. Somehow I survived.

Photos by Susan.

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Nuclear Free zone
Leaving the safetry of Lane County
Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Miles: 
60
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Amazingly warm and dry for January. 

Date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Miles: 
74
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Jeff, Susan and friends from Seattle

Loop from Willamina. Misty mountain day. 

Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Miles: 
36
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Via Springhill. We were headed for Jefferson via BV ferry, but the wind started gusting from the south so we decided to just head in to Albany. Again the forecast said it would rain all day and we didn't get a drop. 

Date: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Miles: 
28
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Another unrainy day. Some wind though coming back. 3 riders got flats, but not me on my ultralight tires. Amazing.

Pictures by Patti.

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Sara and Sara
Me with the two Saras
Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Ravn

Out Crescent Valley. Back hwy 20 into town. Rained all day but stopped when I went out.