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ski_pdx
09-28-2008, 10:19 AM
Figure having one thread with loops in (and around) PDX would be a good idea.
I'll start...

http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/or/lake%20grove/801074946088

This route is my new favorite. The interval training mixed with incredible views, foggy valleys, and quiet country roads makes this one a must try.

What do you like?

ski_pdx
09-28-2008, 04:11 PM
Bald Peak to Canby Ferry Loop
http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/or/portland/893518665250

brock
09-29-2008, 12:40 PM
All the good hills, Flanders stylie:

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/or/portland/193594627

Attornatus_Oregonensis
09-29-2008, 06:35 PM
Figure having one thread with loops in PDX would be a good idea.
I'll start...

http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/or/lake%20grove/801074946088

This route is my new favorite. The interval training mixed with incredible views, foggy valleys, and quiet country roads makes this one a must try.

What do you like?

Hey, that's a cool route. Thanks for posting. I'll go map some of mine for posting. Two questions: (1) Why stay on 99W for so long when you can go through Sherwood instead? (2) That loop is not "in PDX," is it?

fetishridr
09-30-2008, 09:26 AM
i'd steer clear of sherwood. i was run into the curb there on tualitin sherwood road. its called the eric kautzky memorial route for a reason. tons of crappy commuter drivers with phones and the like. cipole is more pleasant, when not during the rush hour.

ski_pdx
09-30-2008, 10:55 AM
No real reason for staying on 99. I ride with a crew and it feels ok I guess. But I hate it (I hate cars). I have kicked around actually driving out there (gasp) to avoid having to ride there at all. Such a great ride, once you are there, it is a shame to have to stress about getting there.

Road up Cougar last night. Another amazing ride. I will map it soon.

As for the rides being in PDX, let's just say it starts in the greater metropolitan area.:D I just want to get some good routes in the area. I hope to prime the pump and see some new ones I haven't done yet.

Here is another one I like a lot. A trip to get there. But I can't describe how beautiful the Windy Ridge road is. If that is all you do, it is worth it. 10 miles in and ten miles back and closed to cars (if you didn't know).
http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/wa/cougar/128807578453
A must do.

ski_pdx
09-30-2008, 10:59 AM
All the good hills, Flanders stylie:

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/or/portland/193594627
Heh, I bet we have passed eachother on this route. I love this ride. Your map is crazy, but perfect to get all of the key hills in. 5000 ft of climbing right in your backyard.:cool:

brock
09-30-2008, 11:14 AM
It was a semi-organized ride last spring, Johnathon did an article on it on BikePortland. You can still follow the little yellow Lion of Flanders markings at the key turns.

ski_pdx
09-30-2008, 11:20 AM
That's what those are?!!?

That clears up one of my life's mysteries. Seriously. This is working out for me.

lazlo
09-30-2008, 11:43 AM
One of my favorite hill routes close to St Johns. A bit of gravel on Mason Hill Rd, but it's not too long.

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/or/portland/275259581119

Here's a version without the drop down the west side.

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/or/portland/586019178331

Rocky Point Rd is a killer.

Oldguyonabike
10-03-2008, 03:59 PM
So I was looking at all your great rides on MapMyRide one at a time and then realized that there's 163 pages of rides to choose from on the website. Probably old news to most/all of you, but I found it pretty cool;

http://www.mapmyride.com/find-ride/united-states/or/portland

ski_pdx
10-03-2008, 10:17 PM
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ski_pdx
10-03-2008, 10:17 PM
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Psyfalcon
10-07-2008, 07:18 PM
Do Skyline to Germantown and take Leif Erikson back instead of HWY 30. Warning, Leif Erikson can be very cobbly, I almost want a full suspension on it sometimes. Its one way to guarantee you won't see a car for 10 miles, and Skyline isn't too bad either! (Views at least, but I havn't had a car problem early in the morning).

If you start in Beaverton you climb to Skyline, end up in NW Portland, and get to climb Vista to get home. Adds another nice climb