I am planning my summer get away and thinking of either Bend OR or the Seattle WA area.
If I was to go to the Seattle area, where would you recommend with the following in mind?
1. I want to ride lots, both road and mtn. I plan to race and I figure there will be a bunch of races around the Seattle area but I donít mind driving in to the city. I love long mtn climbs and open roads. I realize that in Seattle proper this is not going to happen.
2. Frankly, is it possible to be in this area and minimize the amount of rain I will see? Rainshadow anywhere? (I know Bend takes the cake here but there are not a lot of options in Bend actually.)