Bike Rides

Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Miles: 
37
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

Nice tenners ride. Sunny at the start and dry. Good turnout. 

Date: 
Friday, March 9, 2018
Miles: 
26
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Starting to work in the garden. It's trying to be spring.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Miles: 
62
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Wednesday group. Gray skies but not too cold, not too windy, and no rain. 

Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Miles: 
82
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Oregon Randonneures

My first DNF. Nice day, but I didn't have what it takes.

Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Miles: 
34
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

Out Bellfountain to Greenberry. No rain until just before we got back to Corvallis. Lots of wind though. 

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