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Old September 4th 05, 08:44 PM
Bill Patterson
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Hi All,

Dian and I are planning a trip through the Northwest and would love to
do some tandem riding on nice flat bike paths. Your suggestions are
welcome. We will be in Eugene and Portland Oregon and Seattle
Washington. We will then loop across to Battle Mountain Nevada for the
big race.

It wouldn't hurt to visit with some recumbent friends along he way. It's
always fun to tell some lies. ha ha

Notice that the spammers have forced me to add REMOVE to my email above.
So replies should be done without the remove.

Bill and Dian
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Old September 5th 05, 05:46 AM
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Bill,
From downtown Portland you'll definitely have to check out the

Springwater Corridor trail, which you can get to from the Eastbank
Esplanade trail. You can get on the Esplanade from almost any of the
bridges near downtown and just head south and follow the signs on the
Springwater trail. It follows the Willamette and takes you through
some beautiful wetlands and into a little town called Sellwood where
you can grab a pastry or coffee and head back into the city!
Have fun on your trip.
--Jonathan
http://bikeportland.org

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Old September 5th 05, 05:54 AM
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Bill Patterson wrote:
Hi All,

Dian and I are planning a trip through the Northwest and would love to
do some tandem riding on nice flat bike paths. Your suggestions are
welcome. We will be in Eugene and Portland Oregon and Seattle
Washington. We will then loop across to Battle Mountain Nevada for the
big race.

It wouldn't hurt to visit with some recumbent friends along he way. It's
always fun to tell some lies. ha ha


Bill- email me before you leave and I'll try to arrange for some of the
Portland Recumbent Mafia to escort you around town. Eastbank Esplanade,
Springwater Corridor, whatever.

FWIW: We rode a portion of the Banks-Vernonia rail trail this morning.
Really pretty, but it's starting to need some maintainence. If you come
back in a couple years, the Scappoose-Vernonia trail should be in-
that'll be 35+ miles of off-highway biking.

Jeff

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Old September 5th 05, 07:10 PM
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"Bill Patterson" wrote in message
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Hi All,

Dian and I are planning a trip through the Northwest and would love to do
some tandem riding on nice flat bike paths. Your suggestions are welcome.
We will be in Eugene and Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington. We will
then loop across to Battle Mountain Nevada for the big race.

It wouldn't hurt to visit with some recumbent friends along he way. It's
always fun to tell some lies. ha ha

Notice that the spammers have forced me to add REMOVE to my email above.
So replies should be done without the remove.

Bill and Dian
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While in Eugene/Springfield you can cruise all around town via our wonderful
bicycle paths which connect the two cities. Lots of nice low traffic streets
too, so don't be too afraid to get off the path and explore a little. Here
is a link for the paths around Eugene.
http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/serv.../EugeneMap.PDF

And here is a link for the paths around Springfield.
http://www.ci.springfield.or.us/Pubw...ngfieldMap.pdf

Some like to travel up the Mckenzie Highway Hwy126, but the traffic is quite
heavy and it is a little too scarry for me. Local mass transit buses will
also let you load your bike on front of the bus, so that is another way of
getting around when road may not be suitable for bicycles, or length of ride
is too long.

We are actually a very large bicycling community with some great paths and
even quite a few tandem riders. Hope to see you on the paths.

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Old September 5th 05, 07:38 PM
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If you're going to Seattle you have to try the Burke Gilman trail which
starts in Ballard and ends on the northern end of Lake Washington. The
trail can get a little congested on the weekend and/or if the weather
is nice so keep your eyes open. Here is a link:

http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/B...an/bgtrail.htm

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Old September 7th 05, 07:41 PM
Bill Patterson
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Thanks everyone. We will get in touch when we have firm plans.

Bill and Dian

Bill Patterson wrote:
Hi All,

Dian and I are planning a trip through the Northwest and would love to
do some tandem riding on nice flat bike paths. Your suggestions are
welcome. We will be in Eugene and Portland Oregon and Seattle
Washington. We will then loop across to Battle Mountain Nevada for the
big race.

It wouldn't hurt to visit with some recumbent friends along he way. It's
always fun to tell some lies. ha ha

Notice that the spammers have forced me to add REMOVE to my email above.
So replies should be done without the remove.

Bill and Dian



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Old September 11th 05, 06:03 AM
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Catzwisker wrote:

"Bill Patterson" wrote in message
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Hi All,

Dian and I are planning a trip through the Northwest and would love to do
some tandem riding on nice flat bike paths. Your suggestions are welcome.
We will be in Eugene and Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington. We will
then loop across to Battle Mountain Nevada for the big race.

It wouldn't hurt to visit with some recumbent friends along he way. It's
always fun to tell some lies. ha ha

Notice that the spammers have forced me to add REMOVE to my email above.
So replies should be done without the remove.

Bill and Dian
--

Reply to



While in Eugene/Springfield you can cruise all around town via our wonderful
bicycle paths which connect the two cities. Lots of nice low traffic streets
too, so don't be too afraid to get off the path and explore a little. Here
is a link for the paths around Eugene.
http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/serv.../EugeneMap.PDF

And here is a link for the paths around Springfield.
http://www.ci.springfield.or.us/Pubw...ngfieldMap.pdf

Some like to travel up the Mckenzie Highway Hwy126, but the traffic is quite
heavy and it is a little too scarry for me. Local mass transit buses will
also let you load your bike on front of the bus, so that is another way of
getting around when road may not be suitable for bicycles, or length of ride
is too long.


The local mass transit buss can handle a tandem bike?


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Old September 11th 05, 06:34 PM
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The local mass transit buss can handle a tandem bike?
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-TTFN

-Steven


Sorry no, it can not...

It has a rack in front of the bus similar to the buses I saw in Seattle that
can handle up to two 'regular wheelbase bicycles.

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Old September 11th 05, 09:57 PM
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In article , Catzwisker
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The local mass transit buss can handle a tandem bike?
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-TTFN

-Steven


Sorry no, it can not...

It has a rack in front of the bus similar to the buses I saw in Seattle that
can handle up to two 'regular wheelbase bicycles.


Consider going over the 49th to Vancouver Island. Victoria has some
nice trails for riding. The Galloping Goose Trail goes out past Sooke
to a bonified ghost town. The Lochside Trail which connects to the
Goose will take you out to the ferry to Vancouver on the mainland.
Vancouver is beautiful but not quite as peaceful as the island.
Depending on when you go you see the salmon spawn at Goldstream Park.
If you've never seen such a sight, well lets just say its not to be
missed. There are two ferries you can take to get here. One is from
Seattle (Victoria/Seattle Clipper - catamaran boat) The other is the
Coho from Pt. Angeles, This is a car ferry and a longer ride than the
clipper.
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Old September 12th 05, 12:48 PM
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"Slugger" wrote in message
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[...]

Consider going over the 49th to Vancouver Island. Victoria has some
nice trails for riding. The Galloping Goose Trail goes out past Sooke
to a bonified ghost town. The Lochside Trail which connects to the
Goose will take you out to the ferry to Vancouver on the mainland.
Vancouver is beautiful but not quite as peaceful as the island.
Depending on when you go you see the salmon spawn at Goldstream Park.
If you've never seen such a sight, well lets just say its not to be
missed. There are two ferries you can take to get here. One is from
Seattle (Victoria/Seattle Clipper - catamaran boat) The other is the
Coho from Pt. Angeles, This is a car ferry and a longer ride than the
clipper.


Be sure to take plenty of money if you are contemplating those ferry rides.
They mean to get rich off of you. Some states will provided free ferries for
crossing minor bodies of water, but not Washington.

I spent over a month in Seattle a few years ago and did not see a single
cyclist in downtown Seattle all the time I was there. Apparently, all the
cyclists were on the bike trails. I did see some cyclists at the University
of Washington, but they were mainly on the bike trail. I do not know where
Seattle gets its reputation as a great town for cycling. I suspect Vancouver
and Victoria are much like Seattle.

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Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota




 




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