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My best rides of 2012

I did a lot of riding this year. 5025 miles worth to be exact, making this my second highest yearly total. 2010 was my highest with with 6313 miles. Of course I wasn't working that year, and did a month long tour. Coming in third is 2005 at 4639 miles, the year we did Rideaho.

This year I spread the miles over a variety of bikes:

Oregon Coast Tour - Stage 1

I leave Sunday for a two week tour. My plan is to go door-to-door from my house in Corvallis, ride north to Vernonia, and then west to Astoria. From there down the coast as far as Florence before heading off on back roads through the Siuslaw National Forest through the Coast Range to Alsea, and back to Corvallis.

Coast Tour Route

Soma Saga

Soma Saga

My new touring bike built on the Saga frame from Soma Fabrications in San Francisco.

Some of the highlights:

  • SRAM 2x10 drive train with 42/28 front and 11-36 rear
  • SRAM Apex shifters
  • Schmidt SON 28 front dynohub
  • LumotedIQ Fly head light
  • Old Man Mountain rear rack
  • Jand Extreme front rack
  • Schwalbe Marathon 700x37 tires
  • Avid Shorty cantilever brakes