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ski_pdx 09-28-2008 10:19 AM

Highly Recommended Routes
 
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...e/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

Another good one...
 
Bald Peak to Canby Ferry Loop
http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...d/893518665250

brock 09-29-2008 12:40 PM

Ronde
 
All the good hills, Flanders stylie:

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...land/193594627

Attornatus_Oregonensis 09-29-2008 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ski_pdx (Post 15521)
Figure having one thread with loops in PDX would be a good idea.
I'll start...

http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/or...e/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

response to sherwood route
 
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...r/128807578453
A must do.

ski_pdx 09-30-2008 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brock (Post 15554)
All the good hills, Flanders stylie:

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...land/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...d/275259581119

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

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...d/586019178331

Rocky Point Rd is a killer.


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