Passed some beautiful farm country and images today along with some
wonderful morning and afternoon stops. More to come when I return home.
Tonight’s photo of the day comes from a sweet little cemetery at the top of hill in Albany, Oregon.
The big ride is finally here. Starting tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. PST I set off on my three day trek along the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. Follow the ride via my Instagram & Twitter account @KelseyIvey. I will also be, wi-fi willing, give an evening update at the end of each day. Wish me (legs & butt) luck!
In less than 36 hours I will be testing my leg strength and sunscreen in my first multi-day cycling trip through the Willamette Valley. While passing lush, growing vineyards and farm grounds being tilled, there are a few essentials that I know I’ll need along the way and a few things that are bulk just out of pure want – luckily for me my group has a support vehicle for the three-day trip north from Armitage County Park to Champoeg State Park.
For my packing list I divided my needs into four categories: Food, Clothes, Bike Needs, Blogging Needs/Others
Our bike trip is not only about the peddling but also about the stops, so many of our meals we plan on enjoying a local eateries. But with covering 139 miles I needed to pack at least a few snacks to keep up my energy. Additionally I am on a gluten and dairy light diet, so my food packing list is a little different from the ordinary crowd.
- 2 Peanut Butter & Jelly, Rice Tortilla Rolls
- 3 mini boxes of rice milk
- 1 baggy of cereal
- 3 baggies of peanut M&Ms
- 2 Gluten Free Lara Bars
- 2 Bags of Gluten Free crackers
- 1 Gatorade
- 3 days worth of vitamins & medications
For my trip, I not only needed bike gear for three days but also outfits for evenings out and sightseeing.
- 1 neon yellow wind/rain proof bike jacket
- 1 warm zip up
- 3 sports tank tops
- 1 half-zip biking top
- 1 pair cushioned bike shorts
- 1 back-up Capri exercise pants
- 3 pairs of socks
- 2 sports bras
- 1 pair of jeans
- 1 skirt & blouse for night out
- 2 T-shirts
- 1 dress shoes
- 1 pair of tennis shoes
- 1 pair of flip flops
- 1 bathing suit
Now for the real essentials of the trip. Most of the articles I plan on having on me during the trip on in my bike bag.
- 1 helmet
- 1 bike light
- 1 tire tool
- 1 spare tube
- 1 bike lock
- 1 water bottle
- First aid kit
- Toilet paper
I also plan of keeping all of my blog fans (you!) updated during the trip along with other writing opportunities so my list continues with blogging needs:
- 1 iPhone
- 1 phone charger
- 1 camera
- Spare batteries
- 1 note pad
- 2 pencils
- 2 pens
- iPad (work is providing this)
If you were taking a three day bike-ride what else would you bring? What would be leave behind?
My dad turned 60 this weekend and to celebrate we found tons of super cute baby pics. This is flashback to a beach out when my dad was just a wee little man.
I am one week out from my big three day ride. Today I took a training ride along McKenzie View Drive. The road trip totaled about 25 miles and minus the extreme bugginess, the ride was fabulous. Check out my route on MapMyRide.