Snow melts fast here! Where we turned around on loops due to snow blockage last week is now rideable. Our loop the other day was dreamy. 34 miles of a gravel/paved mix with 2724′ climbing…from our trailer.
These roads were very quiet, in fact after the first 5 or so miles we saw only a handful of cars. The gravel is good other than a couple short rough rocky sections but no problem for my cyclocross bike with 35mm tires. There were a few muddy stretches, a river crossing, and TONS of great mountain views. The smell of the forest warms my heart.
The aspen trees are coming out of their winter hibernation and starting to leaf out. When you look out across the mountains, the green is a soft fuzzy blur. As the warmth continues we’ll get higher and higher.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a book lover. I love to read and I always have. Deschutes County Library has a program each year called Novel Idea where a committee picks a book and everyone in the community is invited to read it and then partake in several events. The culmination is always a live author talk. Obviously with the coronavirus that live event couldn’t happen this year. Instead, the event was broadcast live over the internet. I read the book last week and was able to get online and listen to the author talk. VERY COOL. The book was When All is Said by Anne Griffin. Currently I’m reading The Library Book about the gigantic devastating fire at the downtown Los Angeles library in 1986.
Beer, bikes and books seems like an appropriate blog title.