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Bend, Oregon. Which bike(s)?

Old 06-30-20, 04:36 PM
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Bend, Oregon. Which bike(s)?

I will probably be there for 3-6 months starting in late July.

I have a gravel bike, a road bike, a hardtail mountain bike and a vintage road.

I can definitely bring one. Possibility of 2.

Unfortunately the gravel bike isn't the type of monster that can do double duty as a road bike.

Mostly I think I'm going to go climbing at Smith. But I do want to ride a fair amount.

What are the riding options like?
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Many and varied. Find some way to bring them all.

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Having lived there for many years, I'd say gravel, and hardtail mountain.

The off-road riding there is excellent, whether gravel roads or wondrous, flowing single-track. There is nothing extremely technical that requires suspension.

The road riding is rather boring compared to other places like the Midwest or East. Very flat, with not much in the way of scenery, just lots of juniper and sage (although the mountains in the distance are nice).

And yes, Smith Rock is a true gem.
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