Bike Rides

Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Miles: 
32
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Getting plenty of riding in for January. Just one really rainy day so far. 

Date: 
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Miles: 
56
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
MVBC

Gorgeous day in January. Sunshine and no wind. Hard to beat. 

Decided the Ravn with Schwalbe tires is too sluggish for a club ride. 

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Sheep green grass
Sheep, green grass, and sunshine.
Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Miles: 
30
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Surprisingly good weather so far this year. 

Date: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Miles: 
32
Bike: 
Ravn
Buddies: 
Melissa, Teddi, Tracy

Sunny day and not so cold. Up Oak Creek down Horse and Dan's trails. I then did a loop around town as it was too nice to not ride. Rain tomorrow.

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