Aroundegon Day Six: Albany to Eugene

Sunset on the McKenzie River.

Distance: 47 miles (of 145 total)
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet (of 4,000 total)
Crops: Grass seed, corn, wheat, filberts (hazelnuts for us city slickers), mint, squash

I got a late start out of Albany today but a brisk (and welcome) tailwind made up for it. The route took me through Brownsville and Coburg, and over a small but steel climb on Gap Road. I rode by a cousin's house and stopped in to catch up over a tall glass of ice cold lemonade. It was a really pleasant ride.

A tent would've kept the earwigs at bay, but I was too lazy to set it up.

I stopped at Armitage County Park for the night and paid twenty dollars to lay out my sleeping bag in the grass and take a shower. Dinner was a zaatar pizza in Coburg, half of which became breakfast the next morning (well, a little less than half - I had to share it with a few earwigs that made their way into the foil wrapping).

Tomorrow I'll point my bike to the east and head into the mountains.

This post is part of a series on my bicycle tour around Oregon. You can find my other posts here.