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