Deschutes River

A variety of factors conspired to prevent me from bicycling as much as intended during our expedition to Washington, Oregon, and far northern California, although for some reason I ended up doing more hiking than anticipated. That tends to happen when I travel with she who shall remain nameless.

I did manage to spend a couple of hours pedaling on a route along the Deschutes River outside of Bend, Oregon.

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10 response to "Deschutes River"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: August 24, 2022

    The photo with the “There’s the Rver Again” was my fave. And every time you wrote Deschutes, all I could think about was a pint of fine ale. I don’t know why.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: August 24, 2022

      Ah, Deschutes Brewery! We didn’t have a chance to visit this time, but the brewery and public house are a big part of Bend. This Twilight Summer Ale is for you!

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 24, 2022

    The featured image is a great photo — the way the rails lead to the waterfall.
    All beautiful photos.
    The tunnel reminds me of Ryan Van Duzer and his “Ole Ole” song he sings in tunnels and underpasses.

    Looks like you had/have a great trip going there!

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: August 24, 2022

      In part because the weather cooperated following a heat wave, it was a delightful ride. You’ve been practicing, so I bet you could handle the unpaved route. Heck, you could probably ride the rapids at Benham Falls!

      • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 25, 2022

        Hee Hee — I can honestly say when I saw the photo of the single track, my immediate thought was: Never, Ever. Ever again! I was never so glad to get to the end of a ride as that one! Ravines, boulders, trees just missing the bars, not to mention the stick in the wheel incident — and the DB chastising me for getting him into that mess. Huh Uh, no!

        Now, Benham Falls with the 42mm tires on the Diamond Back . . . . . maybe 😉

  3. By: NancyG Posted: August 25, 2022

    YEP, I will leave those off road and single track rides to you all. Like Rich, I think you feature photo is fantastic! Nice ride for you ;’-).

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: August 26, 2022

      Not really all that difficult. Nearly flat. Way more dirt roads than singletrack.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: August 26, 2022

    Looks like a great ride with all those fantastic photo op’s. I don’t know about the single track, though.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: August 26, 2022

      With a few modifications to the route, I think it would be possible to ride dirt roads rather than singletrack, but still hit all the highlights. Quite flat.

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