2013 Petal Pedal Ride

The 2013 Petal Pedal benefit ride for the Oregon Garden, starting in Silverton OR, with the scenery of Silver Falls State Park. Perfect morning weather – sunny, no wind, no jacket weather. Of course, that meant that things got toasty (mid 80’s) on the last hour of the ride. Inspire spoils me. Took off 60 minutes from my time in 2010! 62 mi, 3839 ft, 4 hrs 22 min. Started with a small group of TDC riders but the right-from-the-gate 5% climb left me with Dean and Mike Warner. We proceeded on our merry way. Good time to be had by all.

TDC Starting crew at 2013 Petal Pedal

TDC Starting crew at 2013 Petal Pedal

2013 Petal Pedal

2013 Petal Pedal

2013 Petal Pedal

2013 Petal Pedal

2013 Petal Pedal

2013 Petal Pedal

2013 Petal Pedal

2013 Petal Pedal

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Geek stats (Kent’s bicycle stats) on his Connect page.

2013 TDC Training Ride #11 – Yamhill County

Tour de Cure Training Ride, the “Century Course” through Yamhill County.  It was a perfect riding day.  45+ cyclists, of which 17 riders joined Kent on the “short loop” (20 miles), with the rest doing 36 miles. A compilation of pictures from riders and volunteers.  Margo was able to ride almost 10 miles of the short loop today.  Slow progress!

Kent gives the pre-ride talk

Kent gives the pre-ride talk

Left half of the starting group

Left half of the starting group

Right half of the starting group (with Margo)

Right half of the starting group (with Margo)

Go Margo, Go!

Go Margo, Go!

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2013 Pioneer Century

A slight morning drizzle yielded sunshine, great temperatures, and only a moderate headwind toward the end of my annual 55 mile ride. Different from years past, I was joined by a trio of Tour de Cure riders (Janie Hansen, Dave Anchel, and John Reynolds.  Spent most of the day riding with Janie, tackling the big hills on this course for the first time. That kept my pace controlled enough on the climbing part to let Inspire fly on the flat 20 mile return.

2013 Pioneer Century

2013 Pioneer Century

2013 Pioneer Century

2013 Pioneer Century

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