A touch of Eden: The Applegate River

When riding your bicycle around Oregon in the summer, it's hard not to stop every time you come to a stream -- like, for example, the Applegate River in this little video. I was heading out Highway 238 west of Jacksonville when I came to a sign advertising Cantrall Buckley Park. I took the side road and came to this bridge across the Applegate. Someone asked me if I thought riding on 238 was safe. It has plenty of curves, fast traffic and no paved shoulders part of the way. Well, nothing is 100 percent safe, but as long as you ride in a straight line and keep as far to the right as is practical, it seems to be safe enough.

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