Saturday April 27 2013
Before heading home today we wanted to get in another ride, making the spread of our riding reach from outside of all four corners of the town of Walla Walla. This morning's ride would be a short one through more peaceful farm scenery, wheat fields, ranchland, and orchards that make up one of the northwest's premier agricultural areas.
Yesterday we touched a toe into Oregon, today we put wheels on some Oregon roads, roads with names like Tum-a-Lum Road, Telephone Pole Road, and Pipeline Road.
If our somewhat out of date guide book is correct, the old Tum-a-Lum school house has been turned into a processing and canning facility for gourmet specialties.
We entered Oregon on Stateline Road, and immediately were in the midst of fruit country.
|More greenery than we have seen lately|
Our ride may have been a bit shorter than the others, but there were some hills to negotiate that gave us a little workout at least.
|Looks like you can just roll up and down these hills - but you have to pedal hard on some of them|
As we entered the outskirts of town on our return, we came upon a cycling class.
|Learning to bike to school|
|Making the turn correctly over the curb|
Members of the Whitman College bike team were holding a bike learning session at Prospect Point Elementary and doing a fine job of teaching these little folks how to ride carefully. There were several groups of children -- quite a few on bikes with training wheels -- lining up for first some bike inspections and verbal instruction, then riding with their instructors. A fine highlight for us to end our bike tour week.
This ends this adventure. I will let you know when the next one begins ;'-) Thanks for following along.