Back in Bend

We’ve been back in Bend a week and a half and we’re still loving it here.  The weather has been tricky–snow at higher elevations, colder cloudy morning with clear sunny afternoons, a little rain and mid week trail closures due to logging.  Despite all that we’ve managed a ride almost every day-mostly old favorites put together differently, lots of climbing, fun fast downhills.  After this weekend we head to Klamath (OR), then to Nevadde and on to St. George UT and Cortez and Durango before heading to Santa Fe and then Texas.  Pictures are from top of Tumalo Crrek, M. Bachelor in distance, the Three Sisters, butch at the Swede Ridge Cabin and the Swede Ridge Cabin.

 

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2 thoughts on “Back in Bend

  1. It is gorgeous! Mike is home and resting. Overall he is doing very well, just tired and stiff. Not much pain. He plans on taking it very easy so he will be ready for SPI. If we are able to ride on our way down we will probably just do “rail trails” since they tend to be flat and not bumpy. (Bumpy is not a good thing right now.) Still planning to leave Nov. 7 and eta is Nov. 11. We’ll be at Jibbers again.

    Love, Kathy

    On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 1:07 PM, werelivingthedream wrote:

    > pfchurchill posted: “We’ve been back in Bend a week and a half and we’re > still loving it here. The weather has been tricky–snow at higher > elevations, colder cloudy morning with clear sunny afternoons, a little > rain and mid week trail closures due to logging. Despite all th” >

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  2. Hey Paula and Butch, Susie and I are very envious of your travels- often to many of the places that we’ve been and really enjoy. Over the years, we’ve spent months in Bend and we’ve always loved just about everything about it- all seasons of the year.

    When you were leaving for this little excursion, I went by your house on late Sat afternoon, before what I thought was a Sunday departure. I had a few Rolling Rocks and a quart of those super sweet cherry tomatoes, but it looked like you’d already left. I left the tomatoes just in case, but went back the next night to see if they were still there. Didn’t want to waste them! Sure enough- they were still there, you were gone. Sorry to have missed you.

    One unfortunate note to share with you. I don’t know if you happen to know Roland Dubois. He lives in Jackson, is both a road biker and a mountain biker and an awfully nice guy. I rode with him a lot as we were about the same speed. He was doing a rail trail from Washington, DC to Pittsburgh with a bunch of valley riders, and when almost in Pittsburgh, fell. No one seems to know precisely what his injury is, but whatever it is, it required a metal rod in his neck from C-3 to C-6 and he has neurological deficit in both his right arm/hand and he is having real difficulty walking. This happened a couple weeks ago and he is still in a Pittsburgh rehab center. We aren’t getting as much info on the specifics as we’d hope, so we still aren’t really sure just what his ultimate prognosis is. I believe he’s made some progress but it isn’t fast.

    So stay on top of your bikes! Have a great trip. See you in the spring. Jeff

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