Distance: roughly 46 miles.
Bicycle Used: Linear Recumbent
Weather: Sunny and Hot
Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Map: Route runs clockwise.
Summary: I wanted to see what would be the easiest way to get from
our apartment at 185th and Cornell to Salem and back. One must go through
Newberg to get to Salem, and there are two ways to get to Newberg from
Hillsboro. In the summer of 1992, I rode from Hillsboro to Salem, and got
to Newberg by riding on 219. This was really (!) hard, so for this ride
I thought I would try both ways.
The way out was the 99W route. There were, however, several hills between
my apartment and 99W, which I picked up in Sherwood. The way is really
steep for a quarter of a mile on 175th street, which becomes Reusser Road.
Once in Sherwood, it was an easy ride to Newberg. Then came the ride back
into Hillsboro over Chehalem pass on 219. This was much harder than the
So, if and when I ride to Salem, I will do it by getting out to Sherwood,
then taking 99W to Newberg. It was a beautiful day for a ride, but I was
pretty shot by the time I got to my parents house in Hillsboro.