Bike Forums

Bike Forums (http://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Pacific Northwest (http://www.bikeforums.net/pacific-northwest/)
-   -   The Beautiful PNW Photo thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/pacific-northwest/487644-beautiful-pnw-photo-thread.html)

Shifty 12-10-08 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FlowerBlossom (Post 7995892)
Wow, the McKenzie Pass and Cougar Mtn shots are fabulous!

Riding McKenzie Pass would be so darn cool!

Edit: No pun intended.

The Pass road is cleared of snow and open to bikes only by mid-May for a few weeks. I'll post on the PNW forum when I hear the dates and we can plan a group ride. After the road is open to cars it's not quite as casual, but avoid weekends and the road is usually fun to ride. The best ride is from McKenzie Ranger Station, over the pass to Sisters for eats, then back over the pass for an awesome downhill run back to McKenzie River.

BTW, there is a very nice hot spring at the bottom of the pass on the McKenzie River. It's just the thing after the day on the bike.

FlowerBlossom 12-10-08 08:42 AM

Are there stats on that climb anywhere? Looks like it would be a good winter-training goal, be able to ride up the pass so early in the season.

Shifty 12-10-08 11:23 AM

The pass is at 5800 ft, from the Mckenzie River it's about 4000 ft of climbing in 16 miles. Availibility depends on snow fall over winter. last year snow was all the way down to gates until June.
This photo is from mid-May and was taken 7 miles from McKenzie River, really low on the road. If we get a light snow year, yes, you can train on the road beyond the gate.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1.../McKpass08.jpg

East Hill 12-10-08 01:45 PM

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...l/IMG_1507.jpg

From the SR 518 overpass by Air Cargo Road (South 154th Street).

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...l/IMG_1313.jpg

A field of dahlias I saw in the Kent Valley.

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k3...l/IMG_0912.jpg

Hops in Toppenish, on the way to Fort Simcoe.

East Hill

FlowerBlossom 12-10-08 02:36 PM

You have a great eye, East Hill.

mattm 12-10-08 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by City_Smasher (Post 7995167)
cougar mtn, yesterday:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/...074a93.jpg?v=0

Which way were you going? That looks like hell, to climb.

i was going down in that pic, but i usually go up the other way, e.g. up this hairpin. it's something like 20% grade right there!

descending that part is actually scary, since it's a tight turn, and there's a big drop-off on the other side of the rail.

stevemtbr 12-11-08 09:50 PM

A few shots from the San Juan Islands.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...r/IM000952.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...r/IM000940.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c2...r/IM000951.jpg

cheg 12-12-08 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mattm (Post 7999598)
i was going down in that pic, but i usually go up the other way, e.g. up this hairpin. it's something like 20% grade right there!

descending that part is actually scary, since it's a tight turn, and there's a big drop-off on the other side of the rail.

That is one nasty hill. The first time I did it was at the end of a hilly 80 mile training ride in the Cascade RAMROD training series. It seemed like that climb would never end.

1bluetrek 12-12-08 03:02 PM

Hops in Toppenish, on the way to Fort Simcoe.

East Hill[/QUOTE]

MMMMMMM... Hops!:beer: Its like the promised land! Actually I was in Toppenish last night, my sweetheart won $185 at the casino. Not much for gambling, we cashed out and split! :thumb:

K'Tesh 12-12-08 03:37 PM

Foggy ride...
 
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/...f1a03c491a.jpg
The path is shrouded in fog

cb400bill 12-12-08 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheg (Post 7928893)
From a night ride to Gasworks Park in Seattle:

http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/052_seattle_night2a.jpg

New wallpaper. Thanks! :thumb:

cheg 12-12-08 08:10 PM

These are from the Straits of Georgia in southern British Columbia. Still Pacific Northwest, right? :innocent:

http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/ss2.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/ss4.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/ss5.jpg

northbend 12-14-08 07:01 PM

This morning, Rattlesnake Lake just outside North Bend. Man, it was c-cold and windy!
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/j...attlesnake.jpg

kingcounty07 12-14-08 07:58 PM

Almost weekly, (if not more) I like to ride from Seattle Center out to Golden Gardens, a couple weeks ago i decided to bring my camera and snapped a few shot before the winter had really settled in....


Fisherman's Terminal.


http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/q...l/DSCN1439.jpg



Golden Gardens.

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/q...l/DSCN1442.jpg

thats all, enjoy yourselves everyone.

kingcounty07 12-14-08 08:10 PM

Some of these pictures you all posted are awesome I used to visit Yachats on the Oregon Coast every summer and have fond memories of these places.....


Cape Perpetua, central Oregon coast

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...peperpetua.jpg


Newport, OR.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3227/...1e9eb572_b.jpg

1bluetrek 12-26-08 09:34 PM

Cold and foggy the day after Christmas.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/o...uetrek/005.jpg

dminor 01-26-09 01:45 PM

From my front yard:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...C/IMG_0632.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t...C/IMG_0635.jpg

Actually taken last year but the scene is nearly identical this year.

Shifty 02-07-09 10:19 PM

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...ceportland.jpg

Shifty 02-07-09 10:21 PM

Mid-February on the Oregon Coast
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...febonbeach.jpg

leakysieve 02-08-09 10:29 PM

I came across some pictures of my last ride up Mt. Baker. It was the nicest day I think I have ever seen up there. Thought I would share them to help us all get through this winter weather.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...f/IMG_2237.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...f/IMG_2130.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...f/IMG_2131.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...f/IMG_2122.jpg

Hill-Pumper 02-12-09 11:44 AM

Here are some from the covered bridge tour out of Albany last year.


An old silo
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...Picture729.jpg

Covered bridge of course !!!
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...Picture775.jpg

View from the bridge.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...Picture773.jpg

Just some open road.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...Picture763.jpg

And one from my back yard last fall
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...Picture795.jpg

zpl 02-12-09 01:37 PM

Here's another thread where I posted some photos from a ride to Mount Tabor in Portland yesterday:

http://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/510564-new-place-called-home-photos-pdx.html

Scott

cheg 02-16-09 08:47 PM

A few recent shots. Enjoy.

http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/market1.jpg


http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/cloud.jpg


http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/peak_1024.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/montlakebridge800.jpg

northbend 03-09-09 07:03 PM

1 Attachment(s)
picture taken with my cell phone. next time I get over to vashon I'll take a real camera

forrest_m 03-10-09 02:37 PM

A few shots from the WA okanogan back in october:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/...7daed500_b.jpg
Columbia River Road, west of Nespelem

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3229/...6a580f2f1f.jpg
Omak Lake Road, south of Omak

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/...5343525a36.jpg
Loomis-Oroville Hwy, west of Oroville

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/...8968e62be8.jpg
Pine Creek Road, west of Tonasket


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:24 PM.