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    Tour de Fronds

    The Tour de Fronds is coming up June 20 in the small town of Powers OR. Its a long way from nowhere, but if you live in Southern Oregon, you might want to try it. I did the ride a couple of years ago and it was a kick in the pants. Very small, gorgeous scenery, and the people of Powers bend over backwards to make sure everyone has a great time including live bluegrass music at all aide stations and a lasagna dinner afterwards.
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    Thanks for posting.

    I've been trying to avoid driving to ride. So, at 150+ miles to the start line, it rapidly becomes a very long trip. I have ridden south of here through Dorena, Elkhead, and Oakland before, years ago. It would be a nice ride, but it would end up being about 500 miles in 5 days.


    I see you're in Salem. Have you done the Reach the Beach ride that is coming up May 16? I will admit that I have found it annoying that they've dropped the Monroe and Salem starts that they had in the past. Not everyone lives in Portland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
    Thanks for posting.

    I've been trying to avoid driving to ride. So, at 150+ miles to the start line, it rapidly becomes a very long trip. I have ridden south of here through Dorena, Elkhead, and Oakland before, years ago. It would be a nice ride, but it would end up being about 500 miles in 5 days.


    I see you're in Salem. Have you done the Reach the Beach ride that is coming up May 16? I will admit that I have found it annoying that they've dropped the Monroe and Salem starts that they had in the past. Not everyone lives in Portland.
    I've done the Reach the Beach, but I don't like having to do the fund raising involved to enter. It is too bad they've dropped the Monroe and Salem starts. My brother does the ride every year. He has some business connections that make the fund raising a piece of cake.

    I've ridden the route you mention to Oakland, but I went by Cottage Grove Lake instead of Dorena. You have lots of great riding down there in Eugene.
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    Maybe it was CG lake, or perhaps I'm confusing rides.

    8000 feet of climbing? WHEW!!!! That is like doing the McKenzie Pass twice in one day.

    Maybe I could take the bus to Roseburg or Coos Bay which would put me about 50 miles from the start.

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    Anybody interested in carpooling from Eugene?

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    Quote Originally Posted by choteau View Post
    Anybody interested in carpooling from Eugene?
    That's a fantastic idea.

    I'm just getting back from a hub and spoke tour in Central Oregon on the 19th, so I probably have to pass on the Tour de Fronds this year. I'll give you a PM if I decide to make a go of it.
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