The sound of a lone bike shoe clicking in to a pedal isn’t particularly noteworthy. But the sound of a few thousand clipping in on the first day of Cycle Oregon always is. In fact, it’s nothing short of incredible. So began the ride. Today’s course from Bly to Silver Lake covered some remote territory, even by Cycle Oregon standards. The course featured high desert, rolling hills, high forests, alpine meadows and virtually no traffic. It was spectacular.