2009 Cycle Oregon, where we going?

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2009 Cycle Oregon, where we going?

Postby Shifty » Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:31 pm

Hey, it's bound to come up sooner or later! :lol:

Where do you think it will be in '09? Where would you suggest?

It's no fun waiting for the kick-off party, time is now for wild speculation and some summer fun!!
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Postby Force 5 Robert » Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:48 pm

I am thinking further west...
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Postby aktiv » Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:00 pm

Probably further south too....

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Postby Chuck B. » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:49 pm

We were west and south last year, east and north this year, so it's east and south next year...
The voices tell the stories. I just record them for posterity.

And the voices have some good ideas sometimes!
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Postby leisure1 » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:44 pm

How bout Idaho
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Postby Jackson » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:03 pm

We've been to Idaho and dipped into California. How about a little of Washington?
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Postby Shifty » Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:12 pm

Cycle Oregon Weekend will be in Washington tomorrow, maybe they are checking things out? Hummmmm...

No, we need to stay in Oregon for next year, some one said west of this years ride, should be west of the Cascades, have we been down toward Brookings lately?
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Postby MarbleMtn » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:06 pm

I did the Astoria Cycle Oregon Weekend. We had great fun. I always love the companionship of CO. But I learned three things that CO should consider for any trips back to NW corner of state.

The Astoria bridge is no fun. We did it twice going to Cape Deception and back. I know I do not want to ever do it a third time.

Riding on 101 is also not much fun. Too much traffic. You cannot talk with your friends or ever just relax.

NW Oregon is a convienent distance for Portlanders to go for a CO Weekend, but in general the eastern and southern Oregon roads are less busy and the people happier to see bike tourists.

No, the Coast and NorthWest Oregon does not make a good CO Week destination.


Maybe I am spoiled but I like quieter places to ride.

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Postby Force 5 Robert » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:22 pm

I would vote for the most REMOTE place to ride or at least the most desolate roads that still pop in and out of small towns. The LAST thing I want to do when going on a week long CO ride is go on roads with a lot of traffic. YUCK.
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Postby aktiv » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:28 am

Interesting thought, though my travels haven't shown much there. I couldn't even find any shade. :)
Chuck B. wrote:We were west and south last year, east and north this year, so it's east and south next year...
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Postby Red Zinger » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:51 pm

Our visit to the Steens (Cycle Oregon in 2001) was one of my favorite Cycle Oregon tours ever, in spite of the events of September 11.
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Postby wayneh » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:46 am

This ride had a surreal quality for me, not only because of 9/11, but because I lost my father to cancer three weeks before the ride. I carried his WW2 dog tags with me, and felt his hand on my back pushing me along. Memories of the long day's ride into Crane, the wind and rain in camp near the Steens so strong they used the trucks to hold down the dining tent, riding in to Diamond to watch TV at the hotel - it was quite the week, and stands out as one of the best CO's I've done, even though we never did make it up to the mountain. I would gladly go back to that part of Oregon again.
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Postby IbisRider » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:31 pm

because we never got there--still and all a great CO.
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Postby Oroluk Lagoon » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:40 pm

So, according to Jonathan, Cycle Oregon '09 will go somewhere it has never gone before; i.e. a city, a park, a ranch, etc. that it has never visited before. Any bets?
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Postby bogiesan » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:38 pm

Oroluk Lagoon wrote:So, according to Jonathan, Cycle Oregon '09 will go somewhere it has never gone before; i.e. a city, a park, a ranch, etc. that it has never visited before. Any bets?


I'm thinking the course will make a hook into Washington.

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