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Philomath

Date
April-30-2022
Miles
22
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Melo Velos

Still dodging rain showers. 

Rifle Range

Date
April-28-2022
Miles
31
Bike
Ravn

Some drizzle but better than yesterday. Out the northwest hills through Adair and the wildlife refuge to Coffin Butte to Wiles, Military, Robeson, and Rifle Range. 

Around town

Date
April-27-2022
Miles
19
Bike
Grando

Needed 30 miles for the month but the rain kept coming. Just showers but I was under dressed not expecting rain. 

Imagine

Date
April-26-2022
Miles
30
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Plus a couple of other trips to town. Spotty weather. Some rain. 

Brownsville

Date
April-23-2022
Miles
64
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

A really nice day after two weeks of cold rain. Great turnout. I had a flat. Same slow leak that has been plaguing me for months. 

Harlan - Elk City - Harlan

Date
April-17-2022
Miles
43
Bike
Ravn
Buddies
Sunday gravel riders

No rain, not too cold, and excellent road conditions. Good turnout as well. 

Imagine

Date
April-16-2022
Miles
21
Bike
Grando

With the Tenners out 53rd to Bellfountain, then turned back. Cold, wet, and miserable. 

Hyatt Bakery

Date
April-15-2022
Miles
41
Bike
Ravn
Buddies
Larry

Ran into Larry as I was turning off on Airport. After the bakery we took Ervin over to Decker and 34 and Gelatly back to Philomath. 
First nice day in a week and a half. 

Sauerkraut

Date
April-10-2022
Miles
30
Bike
Ravn

Thursday I rode in 70 degree sunshine. Today 40 degree rain. Wouldn’t have done it if I wasn’t the ride leader for this gravel ride. 

Brownsville Lebanon Albany

Date
April-07-2022
Miles
80
Bike
Grando

Birthday ride. Needed 74, got 80. Absolutely perfect day, with a high no less of 74.

Imagine

Date
April-05-2022
Miles
15
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Cool and breezy 

Bellfountain Gravel Loop

Date
April-03-2022
Miles
20
Bike
Ravn
Buddies
MVBC

Short loop. Cooler day but still nice with a little sun. Fresh gravel on McFarlan

Philomath

Date
April-02-2022
Miles
26
Bike
Grando
Buddies
John

Had the Free Bikes For Kids event in the morning then John Ro and I rode to Philomath. 

Philomath - Airport

Date
March-31-2022
Miles
32
Bike
Soma Saga

If I did the math right this ride gets me to 1,000 miles for the year, on this the last day of March. If I keep up this pace that would only be 4,000 for the year. Since I hope to do much better than that I will have to pick it up. 

Imagine and around town

Date
March-29-2022
Miles
27
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Spring weather is still holding. 

Valsetz to VOG

Date
March-27-2022
Miles
25
Bike
Ravn
Buddies
Lots

Another gorgeous spring day. This ride was a lot harder than I remembered. 

Helmick Park

Date
March-26-2022
Miles
42
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

Nice day. Good turnout. 

Mac Forest

Date
March-24-2022
Miles
23
Bike
Ravn

Started out sunny and cool. Headed north out Crescent Valley, Mountain View, Overlook. Was planning to do the gravel loop out Wiles, D’Armond, Rifle Range after a stop for coffee in Adair. But the fog rolled in and I got cold so I headed up rd 540 to warm up. Continued past the pond and climbed another couple of miles to rd 500. By the time I got to the pond I was above the fog and it was nice. Then another couple of miles up to Vineyard Mountain before dropping back down to Lewisburg Saddle and home via Jackson Creek  

Philomath

Date
March-22-2022
Miles
36
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tuesday group

11 riders showed up for the first ride of Spring. And Spring it was with temps reaching the upper 60’s. Destination was Timber Towne where they were out of biscuits but the coffee was still good. 4 of us continued south to Airport and then out Keiger Island where we met Grandpa Verne. 

Around town

Date
March-15-2022
Miles
22
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Sun showers today. Very spring like. 

Peoria Park

Date
March-12-2022
Miles
32
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

Bright sunshine to start, stormy rain threatening at the finish. 

Imagine

Date
March-08-2022
Miles
27
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Plus a couple of other errands. Colder and cloudy today but no rain. 

Valsetz

Date
March-06-2022
Miles
38
Bike
Ravn

17 people showed up on what turned into a sunny day. Great ride. 

Albany

Date
March-05-2022
Miles
41
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

Nice day. I was pretty charged. I think I'm feeling stronger after doing Dimple Hill on Thursday.

Dimple Hill

Date
March-03-2022
Miles
21
Bike
Ravn

Up Jackson Creek, down Oak Creek. Some sun, some rain. I seemed to have no difficulty on the climb even though I haven't been doing much climbing this year.

Imagine

Date
March-01-2022
Miles
14
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Warm rain

Muddy Creek School

Date
February-26-2022
Miles
32
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

Forecast was for rain at 1:00. It started at 11:00. Not heavy, but cold. 

Around Town

Date
February-25-2022
Miles
15
Bike
Soma Saga

Sunny but warming. Actually just over 40 but the sun was really warm. 

Town

Date
February-22-2022
Miles
15
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Cold and sunny with a very cold wind. Coffee at Susan’s. 

Thomson Mill

Date
February-19-2022
Miles
43
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

Fog lifted but still cold. Wind from all 4 directions. 

Town

Date
February-15-2022
Miles
20
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Cold and grey again but dry. 

Bellfountain Gravel Loop

Date
February-13-2022
Miles
21
Bike
Ravn
Buddies
Sunday gravel riders

Sunny for most of the ride as the clouds slowly rolled in. Roads in great shape. 

Albany

Date
February-12-2022
Miles
42
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

Via Seven Mile and Periwinkle Creek. Gorgeous warm sunny day. Good turnout. 

Around town

Date
February-08-2022
Miles
34
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tuesday group

Plus escorting Afghan refugees home from work Sunday night. 
Foggy to start, sun came out later. 

Peoria

Date
February-05-2022
Miles
38
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

A little wind and humidity made mid 40s feel like mid 30s. Still better than rain. 

Philomath

Date
February-03-2022
Miles
24
Bike
Grando

Sunny warm afternoon. 

Around town

Date
February-01-2022
Miles
19
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tuesday group

Another cold morning.

South Polk Gravel Loop

Date
January-30-2022
Miles
17
Bike
Ravn
Buddies
Christi Teddi

Bike Indy event. We did shorter loop. Stapleton Highland Haley Parker Old Fort Helmick Parker Highland Stapleton and back. 

Bellfountain to Decker

Date
January-29-2022
Miles
37
Bike
Grando
Buddies
Tenners

Back via Fern. Sunny. Cold to start but warmed up nicely. Gorgeous day. 

Imagine

Date
January-25-2022
Miles
14
Bike
Soma Saga
Buddies
Tuesday group

Cold cold fog then cold sun.