It was a great day in the hills of Westfir with friends. What a rare treat, getting to enjoy Sourgrass Meadow in November, and Tire Meadow as well! It sure beats sitting home and watching football.
We all rode upper Alpine together, and then rode out to Tire Meadow. While Al, Caz and Davey descended part of Tire Mtn, Candy, Steve, and I descended lower Alpine.
Here's the view from my perspective.
God speaks to Albee
Steve enjoys the views
Davey on the dark side
Snowy Sourgrass meadow
Davey on the edge of light and dark
Steve rails a turn
Cazloco cruises along
Davey flies by
Big trees abound
Davey with the famous tree in the background
Diamond Peak over High Prairie
The gang pt.II
Albee looking cool
Steve and Candy enter Tire meadow
Davey ruins my photo
Climbing to the viewpoint
Greeen and Gold
Steve and Candy arrive on top
When Albee smiles, the world smiles
Soaking in the sun
Retrotec is happy
The 3 Sisters
A trail with a view
Steve and Candy
Steve flies past
Steve is glowing
Oakridge, Diamond Peak, and a snag
I love mankind - it's people I can't stand. ~Charles M. Schulz
Nice stuff kids. I went to PDX to see new bike porn at the Oregon Handbuilt bike show...
Did you take photos? If so, please start a new thread.
Originally Posted by Mudflaps
We missed you on the trails yesterday. See you Wednesday night.
"What a rare treat, getting to enjoy Sourgrass Meadow in November" -Sasquatch
Seems pretty lucky; I don't imagine too many more rides will include upper Alpine this year. In 2003 I rode a full loop of Alpine on my birthday (my birthday is Dec 2); the sun was shining, it was pretty warm and the trail was clear. Hmmmm, comparatively it seems to me we might have a little case of global cooling on our hands.
Heaven & Hell
While you enjoyed a beautiful view and cool weather... those of us closer to the equator had to deal with 80 degrees and sweat in the eyes... ugh how much longer must I endure this heat? BTW this is considered "great" riding weather here ;o)
Originally Posted by Wreckless
Indeed, it was a breathtaking ride!
Originally Posted by Sparticus
Great group, great day, great ride. And I still made it back in time for part of my daughter's volleyball game.
Great riding AND scoring good daddy points -- doesn't get much better than that!
p.s. You're getting the hang of that photography thing, s'Party!
so the top half is covered in snow now?
Great Ride! Big Yard!
Nice pics all! Great day to be in the woods. The high country is soon going to be left to the x/c skiers - oh, thats us as well!
The yard needs a bit of grooming. We'll start w/ WhyPass and get back to Alpine in the Spring.
Good work folks, way to represent Oregon. Alas I was south of the border, representing in the Sierra Madres, pictures soon. Bob
Originally Posted by thegromit
No. (see above photos)
I am a Mountain Biker therefore I am late
What a great day. We were so lucky to experience such good weather in November. I loved every minute.
Is that poison oak I see?
Originally Posted by Fat Bob
Sorry about your heatwave down there. Remember to bring a jacket when you come to Orygun. Fortunately, humans are waterproof, eh.
Great trail shots! Thanks for posting. It t'was a good weekend for riding, I was able to sneak in a stellar night ride in the gorge amidst baby duty all weekend, uggh. Keep the wheels a turnin'.