Cycled another training ride, this time from Eugene to Salem. I took Amtrak overnight to Eugene and stayed at the Econolodge. Next morning called for cloudy skies with chance of rain, though it stayed dry through the day.
The route from Eugene is fairly flat and speed was ok though not very fast. Stopped in Junction City to pump up the rear tire, a pressure of 30 psi so that helped rolling speeds. After this a brief stop at rest area for Applegate Trail and then on into Corvallis for a morning break. Bike was riding well, though after Corvallis, started to get a bit slower. There was a slight headwind and a few gentle grades though I’m sure I wasn’t in top shape either. Without too much difficulty made my way into Salem and relaxed in afternoon before taking morning train back to Portland. So far the new bike has “connected” Eugene with Portland.
Specifics of the ride can be seen at: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/161385290