Bike Rides

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
Date: 
Friday, August 11, 2017
Miles: 
28
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Beachside to Newport. Then bus to Corvallis, out to the garden and then home.

Still cool and wet in Waldport, but warmer and almost sunny in Newport.

Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Miles: 
24
Bike: 
Soma Saga

From Beachside. Saw whales. Went up the valley. 

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Yachats River
Yachats River
Date: 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Miles: 
54
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Hot summer days. 

Date: 
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Miles: 
57
Bike: 
Grando

Got out early enough but procrastinated before the climbing started. Then went slow the rest of the day. It never got too hot. Partly cloudy skies with haze and smoke. Went down Woods Creek.

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Haze and smoke over the valley
Clouds above, smog below.

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Fireweed
I usually do this ride earlier in the year, so I don't get to see the fireweed in bloom.

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Looking south
Smoke from as far away as Canada coupled with typical Coast Range haze.

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Woods Creek road
Nothing beats a nice gravel road through the woods.
Date: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Miles: 
68
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Mid summer heat. 

Date: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Miles: 
48
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Nice turnout. Beat the heat for the most part. Some wind coming back.