Aroundegon Day Seven: Eugene to Paradise

A covered bridge over the McKenzie River.

Distance: 60 miles (of 205 total)
Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet (of 6,100 total)
Peanut butter and honey tortilla wraps: 3

I got on the road around 6:30 a.m. today to begin the long, gradual ride up the McKenzie River. The ride wasn't quite as nice as yesterday on account of a little more traffic and a little less shoulder, but I got through it just fine.

It was around 1 p.m. when I pulled into Paradise Campground. I cracked open a beer I'd bought at the last gas station along the road, drank it, and promptly fell asleep on the picnic table for a couple hours (I'm sure you can picture it). When I woke up I pitched my tent a few feet from the McKenzie and headed to Belknap Lodge for dinner and some sweet, sweet WiFi.

If all goes well, tomorrow will take me up and over the pass to Bend on the McKenzie Scenic Highway. It's one of two days on my trip with a mile of vertical elevation gain. Needless to say, I'll be taking my time.

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