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  1. Stringio

    Added February 24 2014

    Marmot Rd - Barlow Trail Rd

    I note that I found your commenting system a bit cumbersome. We have a number of comments collected and while I understand you guys want them spread over the route, that is tedious.

    I also found the "clicking on a route, click add comment" when there is a blue box just sitting there caused me to waste 3 emails to Scott to find out how you guys decided to allow comments.
    => yes, it is "obvious" after the fact if "your mind is right".
    If you do this again, I suggest changing
    "clicking on a route"
    to
    "clicking on a specific place in a route and a description/comment box will pop up"

    I wonder how many folk were filtered out by the obscurity.

    Susan Corwin
    Executive Director
    Barlow Trail Association

  2. Stringio

    Added February 24 2014

    SE Bluff Rd

    1. starting in the middle of nowhere on Bluff road?
    => Why in the world isn't this starting at Boring Station Park?
    Yes, this year, the connection is not the greatest but with Springwater into Rugg Rd done
    as well as the connection to Portland
    2. I'm not a fan of Marmot Road: too narrow, too many idiots driving/cutting corners at 65mph
    and, of course, it is now chip seal.
    -> low traffic - good; likelihood traffic is stupid - high.
    3. the other end should be Timberline, not Govy.
    I expect to get a set of KOM marks on Westleg as well as Lolo Pass.
    I don't know if you see I refreshed 1828 last summer and did a few trials on Lolo
    4. If you're staying off 26, then Rd. 19 to Henry Creek to the Bridle Path is the
    "all terrain bike" route. (if you like chip seal, how about gravel?)
    5. I'm surprised you don't have an alternate route up Still Creek Road.
    that is a beautiful way to get up to Trillium Lake and Govy.
    6. then there is Kiwanis Camp Road/USFS Road 39 a.k.a "Old Loop Highway" that both
    gets back to 26 and also ties into the Bridal Path at a neat swale that looks to be
    part of the old Barlow Road

  3. Stringio

    Added February 22 2014

    SE Bluff Rd

    I am the ride director of the Barlow Road Ride and know this route really well and you need to make Dunn Road and Compton Roads to get back to Boring and Barton Park and Clackamas River Drive because you have the overpass at 26. If you constructed a bike ped overpass at Kelso Road then you could use that connection. At the other end on the west you need to make Still Creek Road a part of the PAT to reach Government Camp. The US Forest Service Ranger supports such a bike and ped route to Government Camp to avoid 26 and ending the PAT at Zig Zap makes no sense. The Barlow Road Ride Route route from End of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City to Government Camp should not only be a continuous PAT but should also be a designated scenic Oregon Bike Way and I am working on that with George Wilson and others who hvae the vision of this route that also connects to the Springwater so that riders and hikers can get from either Oregon City or Portland to Government Camp and Timberline Lodge without the route being on Hwy 26 other than the very short connection from Zig Zag to Still Creek Road

  4. Stringio

    Added February 21 2014

    Marmot Rd - Barlow Trail Rd

    US 26 is way too busy and fast to mix safely with bicycles and pedestrians

  5. Stringio

    Added February 21 2014

    Marmot Rd - Barlow Trail Rd

    Please consider opening up and providing signage for the old Mt. Hood Loop Highway between Government Camp and Kiwanis Camp Road/Laurel Hill (approximately 2 separate mile-long sections of intact roadway that just need minimal clearing of brush and debris for bike and foot traffic) Road bed is in great shape, with exception of 200 yard length of upper section that was inexplicably torn up by Forest Service in 2012. Excellent alternative to unsafe travel along shoulder of Highway 26.

  6. Stringio

    Added February 21 2014

    Marmot Rd - Barlow Trail Rd

    yes, I think this should be the principle route

  7. Stringio

    Added February 19 2014

    US Hwy 26

    Yes please.

  8. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    Marmot Rd - Barlow Trail Rd

    Ten Eyck is OK going down because bike speeds can match car speeds, but coming up needs more shoulder for safety.

  9. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    SE Bluff Rd

    Unless one has an elevated sense of their invulnerability, a better route from Gresham to Sandy would be getting on to SE Powell Valley Rd (Roork Rd) at 282nd, dropping down to Dodge Park Blvd at Short Road or 302nd avenue, continuing to Cottrell Road then south to Bluff Road. With less than a quarter of a mile on Bluff (scary as shit) go south on 352nd, east on Dunn Rd. then south on 362nd to Kelso. East on Kelso then south on Jewelberry Avenue. This take you past the new Sandy High School leaving only a half mile to travel on Bluff Road where there are bike lanes. Bluff Road traffic outside Sandy is way too fast and without shoulders. Except for possibly adding a little shoulder for the 1/4 mile between Cottrell and 352nd, nothing else needs any physical work to make this a whole lot safer than riding Bluff the whole way.

  10. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    Coalman Road

    This route, going uphill from ZigZag to Govt. Camp is generally good now, but there is one very narrow pinch point,on a corner just below the Mirror Lake parking area where the shoulder is VERY narrow. Located on a blind corner, it is unsafe.

    Going downhill, the re-paving left an elevation change to the old pavement in the middle of the shoulder. Makes it unsafe for bikes traveling downhill at high speed. Extend the pavement to the edge of the old pavement or at least feather it out so there is a smooth transition and no "trip" hazard

  11. Stringio

    Added February 12 2014

    Marmot Rd - Barlow Trail Rd

    I have ridden this route and the Hwy 26 route up to Government Camp many times. This is certainly the route with the least cars and probably better views. It is also the more physically challenging route because of harder climbs. I am worried that some people may find this ride just too hard compared to 26. Overall though people will probably appreciate being on low traffic pretty roads.

  12. Stringio

    Added February 11 2014

    Marmot Rd - Barlow Trail Rd

    the road connexion between Dodge Park and Marmot Rd. is likely to be a route for touring cyclists originating in East Portland