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Old 09-05-2008, 07:51 PM
vincentpaul vincentpaul is offline
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Smile driveway to driveway coast loop tour

OK, so I had planned to do Cycle Oregon but the finances didn't work out this year. (Dang, four kids aged 17-to-8 can put a crimp on the budget!). I had calendared it out as a vacation at work, then forgot about it. Four weeks ago realized I had it and decided to go for a loop tour of the North and Central Oregon Coast. I'd love to hear any comments or suggestions. I'm a fairly strong rider, putting in 20 miles a day on week days and another 100 each weekend on average. I've done four centuries this year and did the Summit to Surf Timberline Century in 6.5 hours (10k elevation gain). I'm leaving Sunday morning. My camping kit and panniers weight about 40 pounds. Here's my preliminary itinerary, but its flexible:

Sunday - SE Beaverton (Scholls Heights area) to Stub Stewart State Park via 219/Hwy8/Banks-to-Vernonia Trail
Monday - Stub Stewart SP to Ft. Stevens in Astoria via Mist/Jewell/Olney
Tuesday - Cape Lookout SP
Wednesday - Waldport
Thursday - Marys Peak via Hwy 34
Friday - Salem (bro's house) via 223 to Kings Valley/Monmouth-Independence/Buena Vista Ferry
Saturday - back to Bvtn through Champoeg SP
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