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Old 12-10-08, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by FlowerBlossom
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.
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Old 12-10-08, 08:42 AM
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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.
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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.

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Old 12-10-08, 01:45 PM
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From the SR 518 overpass by Air Cargo Road (South 154th Street).



A field of dahlias I saw in the Kent Valley.



Hops in Toppenish, on the way to Fort Simcoe.

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You have a great eye, East Hill.
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Originally Posted by City_Smasher
cougar mtn, yesterday:



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.
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A few shots from the San Juan Islands.





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Originally Posted by mattm
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.
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Hops in Toppenish, on the way to Fort Simcoe.

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MMMMMMM... Hops! 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!
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Foggy ride...


The path is shrouded in fog
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From a night ride to Gasworks Park in Seattle:

New wallpaper. Thanks!
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These are from the Straits of Georgia in southern British Columbia. Still Pacific Northwest, right?





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This morning, Rattlesnake Lake just outside North Bend. Man, it was c-cold and windy!
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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.






Golden Gardens.



thats all, enjoy yourselves everyone.
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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




Newport, OR.
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Cold and foggy the day after Christmas.

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From my front yard:





Actually taken last year but the scene is nearly identical this year.
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Mid-February on the Oregon Coast
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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.




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


An old silo


Covered bridge of course !!!


View from the bridge.


Just some open road.


And one from my back yard last fall
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Here's another thread where I posted some photos from a ride to Mount Tabor in Portland yesterday:

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

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A few recent shots. Enjoy.










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

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A few shots from the WA okanogan back in october:


Columbia River Road, west of Nespelem


Omak Lake Road, south of Omak


Loomis-Oroville Hwy, west of Oroville


Pine Creek Road, west of Tonasket
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