It was very cool (60F/15C) and cloudy and breezy this morning, very atypical for August in these parts. Stifling heat around 100F (37C) is more the norm. I’ll take the cool and cloudy, thank you very much. In fact, to the north the foothills of the Cascade Range were being menaced by some very dark clouds.
Riding west was heading into the wind. I was very glad I had my windbreaker on. There were a couple times I pulled off the road to wait for traffic to pass. Tongue Lane (yes, really) is another narrow, two-lane road through farm country. You can see there’s not much of a shoulder to ride in.
Just across the road was this. Not sure what they are growing here.
So here is a shot from a couple miles away looking up at Iowa Hill. It doesn’t look like much in the picture, the road sort of undulates on the way. I think I got a little further up the hill this time than a couple weeks ago, but there’s still no way I can take this hill. But, it’s a goal to strive for! There aren’t many markers on the map so I’m guessing at how far I went.
I passed some farms on the way back on Johnson School Road that had rusting old farm equipment as lawn ornaments. One even had a big anchor, not quite sure about that. Maybe on my next ride I will photograph those, make that my theme. I passed this reservoir, designated on the map only as SIC Reservoir.
I took this shot of these water cannons that the farmers use to irrigate the fields, because I neglected to mention on my post last Saturday that when I passed the field across from one of the golf courses, these were being put to a different use than water.
This was a new one on me, but they were spewing (wait for it…) manure. I kid you not. The stench almost made my eyes tear up! It still stunk today, but not quite as bad. Wow. That was foul.
And here’s a shot of the Tualatin River, followed by one of my bike sitting on the bridge where I took the pic of the river.
So that’s pretty much it for today. Another 20.24 miles logged!