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jwdoom 04-06-2007 10:23 AM

Clackamas to NoPo?
I'm interning on Sunnyside for the next two months and I need to get to PCC Cascade for classes afterward. Any ideas on how can I do that without suffering the 205 wind tunnel?

fetishridr 04-06-2007 12:49 PM

its not that windy
the 205 path is the least sucky of you're options. you can go west and ride surface streets in, but that would be far more difficult than just dealing with the wind. i've tried and tried to find routes through the felony flats, and the most pleasant ride is on the bike path.
good luck

bikieboy 04-07-2007 09:42 AM

via Milwaukie
JWD, here's an alternative to the I-205 path:


Uses Monroe (a low traffic street) west to Milwaukie, then north via 17th & the Springwater to the Eastbank Esplanade, up Williams Ave. bike lane to PCC.

Matt P. 04-09-2007 11:10 AM

Bikieboy's route is a good one, but if you want a slightly different alternative, a little flatter and safer, try the following:

Take Bikieboy's route to Causey Rd, but instead of turning right on Fuller, keep going straight - the road will curve around a hidden gem, a big-ass farm right in the middle of suburbia. If you follow the road around the corners, it will dump you out onto Monroe. Turn left, and ride Monroe up to the stop sign at Linwood. Turn right. Ride Linwood down the slope and turn left at the light (King Rd.) ride one block west on King and turn right on Wichita. Wichita is a low-traffic residential street - it'll take you roughly 1/4 mile to the Springwater Trail. Turn left there, and ride that until it dumps you off at Ochoco after 3 Bridges. Turn right and ride up to Umatilla, then left on Umatilla, keep going until you get to the railroad tracks and the start of the Springwater along the Willamette. Follow Bikieboy's route the rest of the way from there.

jwdoom 04-09-2007 04:44 PM

Thanks for the ideas, I'll report back after I try them.

bikieboy 04-10-2007 08:12 PM

Matt, thanks for the tip --- I'll give it a try the next time i'm out that way.

Getting on the Springwater trail sooner rather than later is a good idea, too.

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