I finally took my bike out for the first time since the move. From the house, it’s only a mile or two to connect with the Bear Creek Greenway, a paved trail that runs all the way from Ashland to Medford. Since it’s a 20-ish mile ride one way, the full ride would be 40 miles, a distance I’m not in shape for yet.
It’s a beautiful trail much of the way as it dances with Bear Creek. It’s also giving me a sense of the landscape around here. Here’s my ride. It’s the funnest bike I’ve ridden since I was a kid.
A vineyard looking back towards the west tip of Ashland.
Bear Creek runs to the left of the trail and passes through the dark gap in the trees on the left. I think this shot gives a pretty good idea of the color palette here.
This is taken from near Phoenix (Oregon) looking back towards Ashland.
I discovered that the Talent truck stops here.
A view of the hills rising out of the west end of Ashland. I’d be lying if I said that was the first cloud I’ve seen here, but not by much.
Another view from the trail nearing town.