Bike Rides

Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Miles: 
28
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

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. 

Date: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

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. 

Date: 
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Miles: 
25
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Year end commuting on the Saga. 

Date: 
Monday, December 25, 2017
Miles: 
52
Bike: 
Grando

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. 

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Clouds and sun
Looking across the valley
Date: 
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Miles: 
22
Bike: 
Ravn

Missed the tenners. Rain stoped but it kept misting all day and got colder. 

Date: 
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Miles: 
54
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

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.

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Soap Creek
Looking up Soap Creek valley
Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Miles: 
56
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Mostly sunny cold days with no rain so far in December.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Miles: 
32
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
Edward, Kelli, Lori, Lyle, Teddi, Tracy, Tracy

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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!

 

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Frosty road
Most of the ride was on dry sunny roads, but this section of Williams road didn't get much sun.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Miles: 
36
Bike: 
Grando

Another cold sunny day. Took Metge to Gibson Hill to N Albany road. Back on Riverside. Albany is a mess with construction. Need to stay away for a while.

Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Miles: 
38
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

Freezing and foggy to start, but the sun came out and it was pretty nice. 

Surpassed last year's total miles on this ride.  Also now have over 1,000 on the Ravn.