Bike Rides

Date: 
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Miles: 
52
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

I got ahead of the group on the way home and then went off course to Soap Creek. Met Craig from the Santiam Spokes. 

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My new bike
Lots of pictures of my new bike
Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Miles: 
130
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Lynne, Ray

Gorgeous cool clear day after weeks of heat and smoke. 

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Lynne and Ray
Lynne and Ray
Date: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Ravn

New bike bliss. 

Date: 
Monday, August 28, 2017
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Ravn

Loaded her up to see how it felt. Then went to the garden and added a lot of weight. 

It was amazing how easy it was to put the rack and cages on. Both just went on with no modifications. However this is not the best setup for this bike. I need to get more weight in the front and less in the rear. I also really don't like the anything cages. So I need to get a low rider rak for the front and use panniers, and then maybe get by without the rear panniers. More likely go with all 4.

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Trial run
Probably not the way to go with this bike.
Date: 
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Miles: 
26
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

Reverse loop. First club ride with the Ravn. So far so good. Probably the best it's going to get. Once I start adding racks, fenders, etc. it probably won't feel this responsive.

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Rawland Ravn
The Ravn
Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Miles: 
15
Bike: 
Ravn

First ride on the Ravn.

Date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Miles: 
50
Bike: 
Soma Saga

More summer commuting 

Date: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Miles: 
28
Bike: 
Grando

Tuesday group. Day after eclipse. 

Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Miles: 
57
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Good showing at the start. Nice cool morning. After Shedd it was Brandy, Beth, Lyle, John and I. Nice route back but strong headwinds.

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