I'm flirting with the idea of a trip out to your part of the world next month to pick up a Bike Friday (something about picking up the new baby at the place where s/he was born I guess), which begs the question of where best to take the new machine for his/her shake-out rides. Options include staying in Eugene, and riding around there, heading back to Portland and checking out Bike Capital USA, or trying the coast or Crater Lake -- or anywhere else for that matter. Priority would be to find quiet roads or trails, and perhaps a hill or two to test out the new machine before folding it up and taking it back to Canada.
Any recommendations out there? I should say I'm a road biker in my normal life, with rides that range from 40-50 miles a day to the (very rare) century. But this would be a much gentler trip -- 20 or 30 miles would be just fine to try out something new. And then I could visit bike shops, be a tourist and generally enjoy life. Likely time period is middle of September, hopefully before it starts raining too very much.
Ideas welcomed, including suggestions where to stay. I'll have a week or so in total, and will be aiming at hotels/motels rather than hostels or camping.
Thank you in advance.