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11-05-08, 10:52 AM
I need to go on a long, long ride somewhere. I lost my dad last night, then my uncle calls. I lost my uncle Henry last night also. Does anyone know of any good road riding in the Toppenish area? We will probably get a room at the Oxford suites in Yakima. I know there is a trail along the river there. Anyone know how far it goes?
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I'm so sorry to hear this news. I'm not sure where to ride in Toppenish. The trail in Yakima is good along the river, but not very long. You could try driving to the Selah exit on I-82 north, pull into the park and ride by the gas station and then head up into the Yakima River Canyon. I rode that alot in the spring. Not much for a shoulder but traffic is also not that bad. It's a nice, scenic ride and might be what you need. It's about 26 miles up to Ellensburg that way.
11-05-08, 06:45 PM
Whoa........That's some rough stuff. My most sincere condolences.
11-05-08, 09:04 PM
So sorry to hear of your losses. Prayers and sympathies from our family to yours
11-05-08, 09:33 PM
sorry to hear about your losses
the greenway trail heads up to 16th ave exit then crosses the freeway to 40th ave exit from there you can go up to fred meyer and take the road behind that either cross at the bridge or go the other way out to naches and back on the other side of the freeway , south it goes to the valleymall boulavard exit or at nobhill / Hwy 24 you can cross the bridge and head out hwy 24 to moxee or farther(nice wide shoulder)
i know of most of the roads around here well any questoins pm me
my prayers will be with you and your family
11-06-08, 05:35 AM
Thank you all for your thoughts, it may be a few rough days ahead.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I don't know of any rides on that side of the mountains, but I will pray for you and your family.
11-07-08, 09:08 AM
Sorry for your loss. Find a good long ride and let the miles sort things out.
11-07-08, 11:55 AM
sorry to hear about your loss. It shouldn't be too hard to find a ride from Toppenish. I know the area, but not the names of the roads. If you want an out and back you could go out 97. If you want a loop, there are many options depending how far you want to go. I would tend to go south towards Grandview, less traffic then around Yakima. None of the back roads should have much traffic since harvest season is over. If you want a real long ride look towards Prosser, then go east over the freeway. All the roads, eventually come back on themselves. Most of the roads are paved so look at a map, determine your distance, and that should make your ride.
From the Oxford Suites you could go east towards Terrance Heights and then Moxee. Nothing spectaculor, but is quiet. As mentioned above the Canyon might be the most scenic along the river, but tends to be slightly hilly.
11-08-08, 12:30 PM
I am really sorry to hear that. I hope you are holding up as best you can, and have managed to get in a few good rides to help.
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