Bike Rides

Date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020
Miles: 
10
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Maybe the last sunny afternoon for a while. Had to get out. On Saturday's Halloween ride I stopped and looked at the names at the Jewish Cemetery in Albany. I then learned that one of the prominent residents Lewis G. Kline built this house on 8th and Van Buren in Corvallis. So I rode by it today. There is also an old building on 2nd street that was once his dry goods store.

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Kline house
The Kline House on 8th & Van Buren
Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Miles: 
52
Bike: 
Grando

Fantastic ride. Beautiful day. Halloween day. I needed 52 miles to get 500 for the month and got it exactly.

The bike club always stops at cemeteries on Halloween. I passed a few on Riverside and then again in Albany. Then I couldn't resist stopping at the historic Jewish Cemetery in Albany and looking at the names. Amazing to think there were Jewish pioneers here in the 1800s.

Stopped at the boat launch on the Santiam in Jefferson. Then on Talbot road I was passed by an emergency vehicle towing a boat. Uh oh. There were a bunch of them at the ferry landing and they were doing a water rescue, but the ferry was not delayed and I got across fine. Then a stop at Buena Vista park before enjoying a nice tailwind home.

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View of the Coast Range
Nice view of the Coast Range
Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Miles: 
28
Bike: 
Grando

Drove up with family, rode back. Another gorgeous day. Took Airlie and Berry Creek. 

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Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Ankeny Wildlife Refuge
Date: 
Monday, October 26, 2020
Miles: 
34
Bike: 
Grando

Gorgeous sunny late autumn day. About 50 degrees, little wind.

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Buena Vista
Mt. Jefferson is barely visible.
Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Miles: 
20
Bike: 
Grando

Turned around at the gravel. First winter ride. Although it had warmed up to 50 by the time I got out, there was a strong cold north wind. 

Date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020
Miles: 
44
Bike: 
Ravn

Cold morning in Waldport, 44 when I left at 9:30. Warmed up a bit but stayed nice and cool all day. Stoped at Blackberry and made some hot tea out of the cold bottled tea I got on the way out. Stopped again at Salmonberry. Rain was starting when I got to Alsea where I waited for Linda to pick me up.

Once again 34 was a lovely ride home. Once again traffic was very light. Once again there was always a wide spot to pull off just as a log truck was approaching, The later was really uncanny. I had 4 log trucks pass. Only one time did I have to pull off on the gravel shoulder. Three times a driveway or wide spot just appeared out of nowhere right on time. Another time a big oversized load truch passed as I was stopped off the road to pee. Highway 34 has always been a great ride for me.

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Morning on the Alsea River
Morning on the Alsea River
Date: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Miles: 
11
Bike: 
Ravn

Around town and around Bayshore. Sunny with a cold north wind. Very warm out of the wind. 

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Alsea Bay Bridge
Alsea Bay Bridge
Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Miles: 
58
Bike: 
Ravn

Harlan Road to Elk City. A little rain in Toledo. A little wind and a little rain on Yaquina Bay Road. Sunny with a tailwind on the coast. 

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Morning view
First glimpse of morning
Date: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Miles: 
34
Bike: 
Ravn

Over the mountains and through the woods. Left at 10:30 arrived at 3:30. 

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Mary's Peak
The route skirts Mary's Peak to the north. It would be interesting to see a 3D flyover of the route.
Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2020
Miles: 
10
Bike: 
Soma Saga

Ride into town to drop off ballots. Then coffee by the river.