Tuesday, July 17, 2012

C2C 2012

Just completed the 7th C2C (Corvallis to Coast) Invitational mountain bike ride. This year we had 11 riders and perfect weather. It was 48 degrees when we left at 5:45 a.m. and 70+ when we arrived in South Beach for the BBQ at 2:02 p.m. Time in the saddle was 6 hours and 2 minutes and total time was 8 hours and 17 minutes. The route includes 6000 feet of climb. This year we had a mix of bikes, hard-tails, 29'rs, carbon, full-suspension, and even two single speeders. We had only one flat about five miles in and one broken derailleur hanger about 25 miles in (and we had a spare).  Even with all that we still set the second fastest time, which is impressive considering the large group we had (which included 5 first time riders).

The route this year had a lot of downed trees because of all the snow the coast received this past winter (there was 4" to 6" inches in Newport on the beach). So there was a lot of getting on and off the bike, especially through the Nettles section. The late rains then warm temperatures over the past two weeks really made the vegetation grow, many of the old fire roads are single tracks this year.  The best part is always the BBQ at the end. The families are there to meet us and we spend the afternoon eating, enjoying the hospitality of our hosts and laying in the sun recovering. It was a perfect adventure this year.

Made it

Adventure on the Nettles

Lots of Green

Lunch on the Randal Saddle

40 miles in at the Clear Cut

Heading down to Big Rock road

Party Time

The Rig
All Smiles at Mile 10

Steel Bridge Damage
The ground and a Camelback never felt so good


  1. Is there a gpx route for this trail? Looks awesome.

  2. Great pictures you have, I know you all have fun there. Thank you for sharing.

    Jacob of biking Philippines

  3. With your story, readers will surely be inspired to join one of those exciting bike events! Keep joining and do share your experience!