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Old 09-20-11, 12:42 PM   #1
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Finding Friends in Klamath Falls?

I'm not sure where to post, but this seems appropriate.

I just started commuting 3 miles to work on September 6th when school started (I drive a school bus), and during the day I've been poking around these forums. Somehow I ended up at the Let's Go Ride a Bike site, and I must say it looks wonderful. I have no fashion sense, but those girls look so happy and colorful and they get to ride their bikes with a bunch of friends just having a good time.

Does my new home have anything like that? A simple get-together to go eat cupcakes, or have a picnic?



I realize it's getting chillier and winter is coming, and some of that is more springtime/summer activity, but I love my bike and I'm hoping to keep going with it through my first winter.

I lived a few years when younger in Maryland and played in snow there, but I'm sort of nervous about driving in it, not to mention possibly biking. I don't think my clothing selection is adequate... Any information or tips and advice about winter here would help too.
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Old 09-20-11, 11:12 PM   #2
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My in laws live just outside of Klamath Falls. I'm not sure what cycling clubs might be in the area, but I can tell you there are loads of good cycling routes in the area and good mountain biking nearby. It hardly ever snows enough to stick on the roads in K-Falls, but it can get extremely cold. The OC&E rails to trails runs right through town and is an good option for a winter ride when you want to stay off the main roads. The locals often don't yield the right of way to cyclists, especially in the off season, so keep your guard up. There will be days you will not want to attempt to ride, but there are often winter days where you can make it work.

Try asking at Hutch's Bicycles, they should know what clubs are in the area. You also might want to think about joining a gym for those times you just can't get out and ride. Many gyms have fantastic classes that end up having a social aspect that might be just what you're looking for.

If you're wanting to try a new sport, look into cross country skiing. There are many excellent places to ski within a 45 minute drive including Crater Lake.

I always look forward to visiting my in-laws although I spend more time off exploring the country than actually visiting!
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Old 09-21-11, 10:19 AM   #3
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Thanks mtnbud
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redeyedtreefr0g pretty much covered the basics. K Falls offers most of the outdoor activities of much better known Bend, with the exception of nearby downhill skiing. Many of the houses have geothermal heat, too. Great to have both Crater Lake and Mount Shasta nearby.
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