Bikes: Kirk JK Special, Colnago Master X Light, Puch Pacifica 1982
Spring Dreams: What was your favorite ride this past season?
These are photos of a ride up to Mt. St. Helens my Son-in-Law and I made back on May 13th of this year. It was a great ride and a blast on the descent we rode about 55 miles 1st part climbing 2nd part the descent. What was your favorit ride this past season?
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
The ride up Mt. St. Helens is spectacular - I've done it twice, once the route you took and a second time from the other side (up to Windy Ridge). Anybody who wants to do the route should consider doing the Tour de Blast, held each year around June 20 (don't know what the 2011 date is).
I had 2 favorite rides this year:
1. RAMROD (Ride Around Mt. Rainier), and
2. A solo century I did from my house, to the ferry, over the the Kitsap Peninsula, big loop around the peninsula, and then home.
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
In the summer- one of my mates that moved away about 10 years ago- came back to the area for a visit. So we got as many of the "Old" group together to take him for a ride. It may have been offroad- He may have lost his fitness altogether but the day was fun. So down to the front for Pie and coffee before trying to kill him.
Road ride up to the top of the Downs and Barry has not lost much of his BMX skills- but He did not like the hill
Only a 30 miler or so and we took the gentle route out of respect for him but it was great just to ride with him and my current role of "Tail end Charlie" turned into the role of "Minder" Didn't help him much as he found out that Butt ache is just as bad as it used to be- and he still has to find out what shoe leather is for.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.
Riding across Florida from the gulf to the ocean with Bob/FLA and Corey. 128.2 miles on November 14. In my entire athletically pathetic life, I never expected that I would have been able to do that ride.
Bikes: Rodriguez Shiftless street fixie with S&S couplers, Kuwahara tandem, Trek carbon, Dolan track
Up to the top of Hurricane Ridge (just outside Port Angeles, WA on the Olympic Peninsula) with a fixie (42x16). I flipped the rear wheel around to the freewheel side for the ride down. I'm not THAT stupid!
We have some fantastic rides just out of town, so I get to do favorites any time, I'm so lucky to live in Eugene. I rode the week long Cycle Oregon this year and the rides were excellent, and a super fun event overall.
But my favorite always is the Moab Skinny Festival in Utah last March. Moab is magical, no other way to put it, and the trip to the canyonlands sun is a welcome break from Oregon rain and gloom that time of year. Rides along the Colorado River canyon, Arches National Park and to Dead Horse Point State Park are all sensational.
Arches National Park, yes that's the road we ride down there
The views from Dead Horse State Park across the canyons to the LaSalle mountains
Along the Colorado River the roads are out of this world