In November, sunny days are not routine in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, so you have to grab them when they occur. Which is what I did when I got the chance on Friday afternoon before the fog rolled in.
This being the week before Thanksgiving, it is fitting to express gratitude for the many cycling facilities that mid-valley road authorities, especially Linn County, have built and maintained over the years.
The “cycling facilities” I have in mind are the good roads out in the country with reasonably wide shoulders. The term also covers the network of designated bike lanes along all the major streets in Albany.
And on a personal note, I’m grateful that I’ve been able enjoy riding a bike for many decades, and that I still can, as I hope the video below makes clear.
One of these days I might get video equipment that suppresses the noise from tires and the wind. In the meantime I apologize for the poor audio in this clip. (hh)