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Willamette Cycling Trip – Wednesday

Today is Saturday and the trip is all over, except for the flight home.  We’ve been without usable internet service since we departed Tuesday morning; thus, I am backtracking to catch up on each days.

These two days were effected by the fires around Oak Ridge.  Wednesday morning started with a breif wake-up climb and then settled down into many long flats, winding through Oregon farm land.

There's a a big John Deere tractor in that cloud of dust.

There’s a a big John Deere tractor in that cloud of dust.

As a group, we had an abnormal number of flat tires.  I had my first just before lunch.  John Humphries was driving the support vehicle and showed up within 2 minutes after I pulled over.

The rest of the day was spent detouring to the Dexter Reservoir and then riding an “out and back” along the lake.  The scenery was pretty, but this was our longest day and I was glad to be finished.   We gathered by the reservoir and waited for each rider to come in before shuttling 23 miles to Oak Ridge where we stayed at the Cascade Motel.  From the picture at the top of the post, yo can see they were waiting for us.  John always picks first class places to stay wherever he can.  Some legs of the ride, however, put the group in a small town with limited accommodations.  Such was the case with the Cascade Motel: simple and clean – gracious owners, and limited amenities.  We slept great and that is all that matters.


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