Bike Rides

Date: 
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Miles: 
16
Bike: 
Grando

About 10 days ago I injured my knee while building an add-on to my patio. As I stood up I heard a loud "pop", then it started hurting the next day. This was my first ride since the injury and I'm glad I didn't try and go farther. The club ride was to the annual fall event in Peedee, which is a great ride. I just went as far as Adair and turned around. All was good until about 14 miles when my knee started hurting. I had to nurse it the rest of the way home by going slow and clipping out and pedaling one leg a lot.

Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Miles: 
42
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Wednesday 9:30 group

No one showed up for the 9:00 ride so I continued into town and met the 9:30 ride at The Beanery. This group rides a little slower. Another dry, warm, gray day. The sun cme out in the afternoon after the ride.

Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016
Miles: 
134
Bike: 
Soma Saga

It was a very rainy October, possibly record setting, yet I got rained on very little when out riding. Really enjoying the Saga as my commuter. I put on my Arkel panniers and have kept them on all the time.

Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Miles: 
52
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

We lucked out again and had a beautiful day with no rain and temps around 60. Short ride to Albany. Then Tracy and Rick joined me to Philomath. Fall colors at their peak right now. 

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With Tracy and Rick
With Tracy and Rick
Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Miles: 
54
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

Forecast was for rain all day. Headed out in full rain gear, but it was not raining. And it was warm, close to 60. Pretty soon the rain gear came off, and never went back on.  It was a really nice day. No rain, no wind, cloudy, and warm.

We took the Buena Vista ferry and Talbot road into Jefferson. Back on Scravel Hill into Albany and then Riverside. Very nice ride,

Date: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Miles: 
37
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Tenners

Fog not rain. Lifted when we got southwest of town. 

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Tenners
Tenners
Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Miles: 
53
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

It's been raining for days but this morning was foggy. Forecast was for chance of rain, but it never really happened. Fog lifted and  the sun even peaked through the clouds a bit. We took a road I'd never been on from just north of Buena Vista down closer to the river near the Rogue Brewery, which came out at the T back on Buena Vista road. Wells Landing Road and Wigrich.

Stopped at Ovenbird backery in Independence. Then back Corvallis Road - Independence Highway.

Date: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Matt, Susan, Tracy

Forecast was for torrential rain and gale force winds, none of which happened. Light rain and little wind to Philomath. Wind increasing from the south as we rode back to Imagine. When we came out it was raining hard, but the wind was at our backs. Then the rain stopped. Not bad at all.

Date: 
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Miles: 
52
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
Tenners

First to Albany via RIverside with Tenners. Back over Gibson Hill. Then solo to Buena Vista. Nice day.

Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Miles: 
33
Bike: 
Grando
Buddies: 
MVBC

First ride of fall. Cool, very windy, threatening rain. Rode into the wind heading out. Went to the farm store on Peterson road just of Llewellyn.