Surprisingly good weather so far this year.
Sunny day and not so cold. Up Oak Creek down Horse and Dan's trails. I then did a loop around town as it was too nice to not ride. Rain tomorrow.
First we had to duck into MoC and wait for the freezing fog to lift a bit. Then on to Philomath and out Fern to Airport. Then back Bellfountain to Nutcakes. It took almost to the end of the ride but the sun finally did come out.
Started out with the tenners but was feeling really weak. Turned around after Philomath and crawled home at 7mph. Got back in bed and slept the rest of the day.
Year end commuting on the Saga.
Partly sunny and cold. I was not very motivated and didn't get going until 11:00. Through Philomath and south on Fern. I was considering Decker but dark clouds that way so I took Llewelyn to 99w and back to town. Everything was closed for Christmas day. Took the 34 bike path and Riverside to Albany. Cold wind was picking up out of the north. Found an open gas station store in Albany and got a hot drink. Then it started to drizzle, but it didn't last and soon the sun was back out. Headed home over Gibson hill. As I was coming to the last hill on Pettibone I looked to the right up a really big hill on Avalon and some strange force turned my bike and headed me up that hill. Really big hill. But after it the road turns to gravel and it comes out on 99w at Thousand Oak. Then home over Highland.
Missed the tenners. Rain stoped but it kept misting all day and got colder.
Warmer but 100% humidity so it felt colder at the start, but it cleared up a bit as the day wore on and I was never too cold. We headed out Independence and went to Tracy's house for lunch. I left the group at Airlee and took Berry Creek - Soap Creek - Lewisburg Saddle home.
Mostly sunny cold days with no rain so far in December.
Another beautiful sunny cold day. Perfrect conditions. The road that we couldn't ride because of ice last January, was dry and clear. The worst frost was on the paved roads. There are some good climbs on this route, and some great views.
We went off route to have lunch (pizza) in Monroe. The detour only added 2 mile to the ride. Another great ride!