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.
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.
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.
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.