The tri-country ride report got me thinking – what are your favorite local riding haunts, and what do you like best about them?
In all honesty, I often don’t know where I’m riding. If I’m out for recreation, I often head out in a direction and then just see where I wind up. I frequently have no idea what road I’m on, though I recognized a bunch from the tri-county ride report. I’m intrigued by by Otto Miller which I haven’t ridden yet – wondering if it’s packed hard enough for my 23mm slicks.
My favorite area in the PDX environs is the west hills. The climbs with tight turns are my thing because they’re typically quiet with little to no traffic, most give you some views somewhere along the line (maybe some wildlife if you’re lucky), wind isn’t a factor because aero isn’t, and they’re not that high so you get a break and don’t have to deal with significant temperature differentials.