|Welcome to Salem!|
We had just settled into our tent for the evening and within a half hour or so the sprinklers popped on. So at a regular interval, our tent was being watered. Not knowing how long the sprinkler would be one, Tom decided to "fix" the problem and tied a trash bag over the sprinkler head.
AAAAHHH....no more sprinkler.
THEN - it started to rain...not long after the sprinkler incident. It's hard to say how much time went by. The rain was pretty constant throughout the rest of the evening. Into the morning hours.
Oh, if we weren't awake enough...there was the TRAIN.
Lost count of how many trains went by Friday night but we know that it was more than one train.
So, yeah...sprinkler, rain and trains...great start to our weekend away from the 'Couve at a Cycle Oregon event.
Morning rolls around and low and behold...it's not raining - much. So we got up, ate breakfast and got ready to ride.
|Pork Carnitas, Garden Salad and Mexican rice|
Day 2 wasn't nearly as enjoyable. We went from planning to ride all the way to Champoeg Park (75 miles) to just to riding to Willamette Mission State Park for lunch (35 miles) to making the final decision at the first rest stop to just do the short route (a whopping 24 miles.) It rained and rained and rained...oh, it was also windy. So, yeah...not so great of a day.
|Wet and unhappy.|
Overall, it was nice to get away from our reality for a couple of nights. The past couple of years were so great - but you just never know what the weather will do, especially this year. We learn to just roll with what comes.
A couple of extra shots for fun...
|A field of Daisies!|
|A much happier Tom on Saturday evening.|
|A mini tune-up by the one and only - Grand Fromage, Jay Graves of Bike Gallery|
|Waiting...come on Jay!|