OK, here goes my first major post with pictures.
Since I'm over 50, I'd thought I'd start here.
This ride is from just north of Newport, Oregon, on Highway 101 along the Pacific Ocean, up and over a local landmark named Otter Crest/Cape Foulweather.
It has just gotten quite warm in the Willamette Valley, which usually brings fog and wind here along the coast.
Yesterday it was up to 70 degrees in Newport, somewhat above average (55 or so), but then cooler today. I just did a short ride yesterday, a recovery ride from the 3 day weekend.
Expecting fog today, I was pleasently surprised it was mostly clear with not much wind this morning, but it did start up this afternoon.
The ride was an out and back, 7 miles one way, with 2 trips over the hill for hill work, for a total of 21.5 miles. The part out to mile 4 (it's in the wrong spot, too much trouble to change it) was into about a 10mph+ headwind with gusts to 15+. A bit of work going north, but nice cruising on the way back south.
Here is a link to the ride map with a profile. The north side is approx. 1.55 miles, the south side is 1.3 miles
Pictures to follow....