Day 4 - 6/7/17 - Corvalis, OR to Coburg, OR - 36 Miles
Average Speed - kinda like flying, but not
Hammock - no
Lodging - Eugene Camping World - $20 split 2 ways
Such an unassuming name for an amazing road.
Today was a short day. Keith had to ride into Eugene to get his bike looked at in one of the shops. He rode ahead and I rode alone all day.
Peoria Rd paralleled the Williamette River. It was smooth, with a good shoulder and minimal traffic. What a contrast to the nightmare roads we rode yesterday.
It was a cool, overcast morning. What a contrast to the blaring, unrelenting sun yesterday.
The winds were calm. What a contrast to the gail force headwinds of yesterday.
The terrain was flat. What a contrast to the insane, unending hills of yesterday.
It was quiet and peaceful. What a contrast to the cacophony of truck traffic of yesterday.
It was a perfect ride to unwind. I relaxed my shoulders. Softened the muscles in my face. I entered a state of mindfullness. Mindful of each pedal stroke...the cool breeze blowing through and around me...the view.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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