Last week, I rode in the Pioneer Century, put on by the Portland Wheelmen.
This is always one of the top bike rides in the area. The route, support, and food are all top notch.
Just did the 45 mile loop as I didnt want to spend a lot of time out on the bike, as there was lots to do for the day. This route heads west out of Canby, crossing I-5 and out past Champoeg park, south down Riverside/River road, and in through St. Paul.
From there its back east on French Praire and through Donald.
Then taking Lower Boonesferry, and Arndt road back into Canby.
Where we pass this abandoned Lumber Carrier on the side of the road. It has sat seemingly undisturbed, here at the side of the road for many years. My Dad operated a machine just like this in a sawmill, back in the day when the lumber mills worked long and hard hours.
Essays like this are so important to brindeaong people’s horizons.