I’ve been looking for a nice way to finish my summer riding schedule and this year, I was able to do some riding in my old stomping grounds and help out a good cause all at the same time. The Coos Bay, OR police Dept. were raising monies to travel to the UK and one of the activities planned was a 20, 50 and 100k ride around the Coos Bay inlet and up the Allegany river. This isn’t a hilly course, but it can be challenging with the wind and a few step climbers in the middle 20 miles. Anyway, great ride, though I was a little dissappointed with the turnout. As far as I can tell, only three of the riders, myself, one Coos Bay officer and a member of the Coos Bay bike club completed the 100 k — but it just left more room on the road for me. 🙂 By my best guess, the ride took about 3 hours and 30 minutes or so (9:15 am start time to 12:50ish finish) — alittle longer than I had hoped to finish, but a nice pace all the less. However, the officers really know how to put on a ride. We got a six car escort out of Coos Bay, closing three lanes on hwy 101 for a short period while our small group made their way to the Allegany exit. What fun. Definitely a ride I’ll do next year and hopefully next year I can finish in around 3 hours.