Bike Rides

Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018
Miles: 
52
Bike: 
Ravn
Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Miles: 
45
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

Cold morning but the route started climbing right away. Back up from the wide prairie to 5,889' at the summit. Then 20 miles downhill to Prairie City. Second breakfast which I regretted because the service was so slow and the day was getting hot. 

Then east on 26, now following the route of my 3010 tour.  Soon came a brutal hot climb. The first part to the prairie schooner was the worst. We all stopped and took shelter inside the display which was funneling through a nice cool breeze. Spent a good deal of time recovering before heading out. 

The rest of the climb was not as bad. Still very hot but every now and then a cloud would roll by or a breeze would spring up. I stopped a lot. There were some shady places which were delightfully cool as we gained elevation. The summit was 5280'. 

Then a long downhill to Austin House. The heat picked up as we lost altitude. Camping out back is very nice. 

Date: 
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Miles: 
31
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

Left Canyon City and immediately started climbing at a very gentle grade. We slowly made our way out of the valley and up into the trees. 

Date: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Miles: 
12
Bike: 
Ravn

Testing various loaded configurations before loop tour. 

Date: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Miles: 
37
Bike: 
Grando

Rode to where NWTR was happening at Timber Ridge School. Biketopia was there playing music. Strong headwind to Albany. No wind on return via Riverside. Big party happening on the river front when I got to Corvallis.

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Biketopia
Biketopia. They all all their gear on bikes and use bike powered generators for their amplifiers.
Date: 
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Miles: 
40
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Probably the lowest milage June since I started riding. Well not quite, but low, and no doubt I'll pay for it on Loop Tour next week.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Miles: 
10
Bike: 
Ravn

More narrow steep streets until you get down to B street, then it's flat.

Date: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Miles: 
46
Bike: 
Ravn

All the way. 

Date: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Miles: 
100
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Rick and many others

After over a month of dry weather it rained. Not as cold as last year though. I finished, and not last, but it was hard. Might be my last time doing the full century.

Date: 
Friday, June 8, 2018
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Tandem
Buddies: 
January

We have learned to ride a tandem!

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Heading to school
January and I heading to school