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Old 09-26-10, 09:04 AM   #1
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Idaho/Oregon Car/Bike Trip with Photos

Click here for my photo diary of our camping trip in Oregon and Idaho.

My two recommendations for "must-do" rides:

1. Trail of the Coeur d'Alene. This is 71 miles of smooth flat pavement with no cars and great views.



2. Rim drive around Crater Lake. This is a 34 mile ride with lots of hills, but nothing too steep.

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Old 09-26-10, 01:57 PM   #2
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I like the rakish tilt to the helmet Al.
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Old 09-26-10, 03:46 PM   #3
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Love the pictures - what a great and memorable time!

My singing group sings at nursing homes and retirement communities around Denver.
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Gorgeous pictures! So different from flat hot Florida. Thanks for the trip!
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Click here for my photo diary of our camping trip in Oregon and Idaho.

My two recommendations for "must-do" rides:

1. Trail of the Coeur d'Alene. This is 71 miles of smooth flat pavement with no cars and great views.



2. Rim drive around Crater Lake. This is a 34 mile ride with lots of hills, but nothing too steep.

I like the AEROBELLY in pic #1. Oh, wait, that's just jacket flare. lol

What an awesome ride. Thanks for sharing!!!
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WOW!! What a great trip!! Thanks for sharing.

In regards to the stairs with the troughs alongside for wheeling your bikes up and down, we have a set of steps very similar to that in Fairport. A gent that I used to work with thought they were intended for riding down and almost broke his arm trying.

He was all set to complain to the town until I explained their intended use.
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Thanks for sharing, Al, nice pics! I've done #2 on your list and I'm happy to see you had better weather than us.
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Disposable frying pans!?
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I think that's a great idea

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Great posts. Any more pictures? Looks like awesome area. Oops, I just saw the click here bit. Thanks
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As the others have said, your pictures are beautiful and it looks like an amazing trip, although a bit more rugged than I could handle. However, I find the most impressive part of your story is your spontaneous piano playing at the senior center! I'm sure you made the day for a number of your audience! Nice work!
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