Corvallis Biking - Evan And Erin have Embraced it
|In the fall of 2000 we acquired two new bikes. Corvallis has an
abundance of biking lanes along side major roads, and a lot of the
population bikes. There are even a handful of independent
walking/running/biking paths around town for exploring. Corvallis being a
small town, almost any point can be ridden to, but the hills along the periphery
of town can still make for an exhausting ride.
Below is a picture of our new bikes and gear.
To the Top of Chip Ross Park
On 8/20/00 (Sunday) we made our second venture to Chip Ross Park, about a mile or so north of town. This time though, we brought a camera. The park has two features that makes it worth visiting. Biking/hiking/horseback riding trails encircle the park and they are well maintained. Even better is that the park, although only perhaps a thousand acres, includes a great 800-900ft hill to climb. The view of town is great, and below are some links to show it to you. To date we have yet to make it to the top of this rather meager hill without having to stop and walk our bikes a bit - but we're getting there! We're sure that within a few months we'll cruse right on up (or just be dead tired of trying). Either way we consider it a great workout and a ton of fun. (Riding back down-hill is especially fun.)