Bike Rides

Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Miles: 
36
Bike: 
Ravn

First overnight on the Ravn. Highway 20 to Burnt Woods. New pavement with wide shoulder most of the way. Road to Harlan is also paved, then 2 miles of gravel to nice campground. 

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Loaded touring bike
Loaded up and ready to ride.
Date: 
Monday, September 11, 2017
Miles: 
35
Bike: 
Ravn

Didn't have the strength to pedal up the steep parts. Lower gears are great but won't make up for weak engine. 

Ravn handles great on downhill gravel. Very stable. It was hot and motivation was low so I turned around at Harris Bridge. 

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Mary's River
Ravn by Mary's River

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Harris Bridge
Ravn by Harris Bridge
Date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Miles: 
50
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Out Bellfountain after road cleanup and back Fern. The Saga feel heavy and slow compared to the RAVN and Grando, but I was able to haul a very heavy load back from the garden with ease.

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Campus way bike path
I led the group out campus way bike path

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Road cleanup
Plymouth road cleanup
Date: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Miles: 
35
Bike: 
Ravn

First gravel ride on the Ravn. Handed great. Nice to have low gears. Fun to descend in the drops. 

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Dimple Hill
Smoky view from Dimple Hill.
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.