This is Cycle Oregon’s first weekend ride in the Corvallis area, but it isn’t the first time we’ve ventured into the southern Willamette Valley. Why do we come here so often? Lots of reasons including the silky smooth roads, the terrain of the Coast Range and the bucolic splendor of the rolling farmlands. Riders of all levels had a rockin’ good time, though we did get several reports of this strange yellow orb in the sky that followed folks around for the majority of the day. Here’s a taste of what we saw. Keep an eye out for updates to the Cycle Oregon Weekend 2012 flickr page for more photos later this week.