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Duncan
06-27-2007, 12:04 PM
I am thinking about biking to work from SE 62nd to Troutdale next week, but the only way I know is bike friendly is the 205 path, which I have been told is down for a time... where is this work done and how would one get around the closure?

Oldguyonabike
06-27-2007, 12:19 PM
Check out
http://www.trimet.org/i205/construction.htm#multiuse

Duncan
06-27-2007, 12:24 PM
alternatives?

Oldguyonabike
06-27-2007, 02:42 PM
The "best" for me has been 92nd. There's actually a bike path along much of it. The problem is glass and urban detritus. Carry at least one extra tube. Also check out the forum about the best tires against flats that's been running. Trimet is having a "party" / ride on July 13th at which they are sponsering a ride from Gateway to Clackamas Town Center (5:30 - 7:00) and when they are going to unvail the new alternative route. I suspect its going to be 92nd. There's road work going on south of Johnson Creek where the bike path just disappears on both sides and I hope they are widening the road to accomodate bike lanes there. Big SUV's and narrow uphill rides are not a good thing in Clack Co.

Oldguyonabike
06-27-2007, 02:46 PM
Sorry - I got diverted off your original question.
From SE 62 why not take Springwater out to Gresham. From Gresham its just a drop down the hill into Troutdale.

Duncan
06-27-2007, 03:15 PM
seems counterintuitive to go south for a northerly destination, however it sounds fun. maybe i will ride it this weekend and check it out. thanks

D

cecilanne
06-27-2007, 03:48 PM
I am thinking about biking to work from SE 62nd to Troutdale next week, but the only way I know is bike friendly is the 205 path, which I have been told is down for a time... where is this work done and how would one get around the closure?

What's your cross-street? The I-205 path is open from north of Powell on out to its end at Marine Drive - once you get to Marine Drive, hang a right and ride on out to Troutdale. There are various places along the way where you can drop down on to a bike path on one side of the road or the other, but you will have to be up on the shoulder of Marine Dr. for some periods. Nevertheless, I prefer that to the chipseal hell of the pre-Gresham portion of the Springwater . . .

cecilanne
06-27-2007, 04:22 PM
Trimet is having a "party" / ride on July 13th at which they are sponsering a ride from Gateway to Clackamas Town Center (5:30 - 7:00) and when they are going to unvail the new alternative route. I suspect its going to be 92nd. .


It's partly 92nd, but it veers off for a weird little tour of outer-SE's narrower streets. I followed the orange directional signs and very large pavement markings for a while last night (starting from the south at 92nd and Flavel where it intersects with the Springwater) and decided that with all the turns, stop signs, and overall street narrowness it's simply not worth it, so I am going to find other, more interesting routes of my own . . .

Oldguyonabike
06-28-2007, 01:01 PM
I agree. I tried their scenic route through the neighborhoods and only found tht it added >10" to just staying on 92nd. We lose the bike path around Lentz Park, but I haven't found the traffic to be too bad. The broken bottles on the other hand....
Cecilann's right. Kinda depends on how far south on 65th you are. If you are north of Powell you might be better off w/ 205.
Make the circle! Go out that way and come back Springwater.

Duncan
06-28-2007, 02:51 PM
I live off Division- I will go scope it out this weekend.

It will be nice to get some excersize on the way to work, this desk job thing is a hard change from my previous life. Luckily it is only for a week.

They told me today that they are going to put me on a split shift, and they were sorry... then I said, its all good, I will have four hours to go biking in the middle of the day between shifts.

:cool:

Jakelin
06-28-2007, 03:33 PM
This is on the other end of the 205 path, but last week I rode from Oregon City to Powell and starting at Sunnyside road, I'd say over half, maybe even closer to 2/3rds of the bike path is shut down. The worst part is the detour signs they put up are less than clear as to where you are supposed to turn or take cross streets and I had to do some exploring and a little backtracking to find exactly where I was supposed to be riding. On the way back I took 92nd for a good portion of the ride so I didn't have to deal with the path.

Until I see their detour, I'm picking out a different route if I ride that way again.

cecilanne
06-28-2007, 06:29 PM
then I said, its all good, I will have four hours to go biking in the middle of the day between shifts.

:cool:

Ooh, and from Troutdale you can get some EXCELLENT Gorge riding in in 4 hours. Heck, I'd be headed for Larch Mountain every day . . .

Duncan
06-29-2007, 07:44 AM
Ooh, and from Troutdale you can get some EXCELLENT Gorge riding in in 4 hours. Heck, I'd be headed for Larch Mountain every day . . .

actualy the split shits are i clatskine, but I am sure there is some good biking out there too.

cecilanne
06-29-2007, 09:51 AM
actualy the split shits are i clatskine, but I am sure there is some good biking out there too.

There is indeed much excellent riding around Clatskanie - and you can take the ferry from Westport over to WA for some good rides on that side of the river as well. . . .