Last week John Day seemed like a relatively small town. But after the places we’ve been and the things we’ve seen, we’ve come to realize it’s the big city — at least in these parts. Well that suits us just fine. John Day has proved to be a most welcoming and excellent place.
Today’s ride was another beauty. For anyone who has been counting, that’s seven days and seven incredible routes. Just a few miles out of Seneca, we turned off onto FS 21 a narrow strip of pavement that meandered up down and around through ponderosa groves, meadows and streams ending up at Murderers Creek. One more climb then a very nice descent to highway 26 and a quick 20 mile spin to John Day.
In my humble opinion (and not only mine) this was one of the most spectacular Cycle Oregon routes ever. The region is serene, the people as friendly as friendly can be and the solitude refreshing. Thanks to everyone for making this another great week. See you all in February at kickoff.