Images taken 2002
Look back. Peddling through Picture Gorge along Oregon's Highway 26.
Countryside around Picture Gorge.
Many campgrounds offer
special bike and hiker rates. $2 was a great deal for cyclists in 2002
Forest Service campground in Ochoco Forest just west of Mitchell.
In downtown Mitchell, OR. Can't stay in business when the ghosts don't pay.
Grocery store in Mitchell, 2002. Aisles are real narrow. Looks like a mobil home. Don't stumble over the pop can box as you enter that sliding glass door. Hardly a supermarket, but character.
City Hall in Dayville, Oregon is not much larger than a tool shed. The even smaller building to the left is a public library. One could call this a small scale "municipal plaza." Notice the brick walkway.
Red white and blue can be a friendly welcome; bicycle style. Different from an S.U.V. that may have thundered past, with flags flying, while you landed in the ditch.
This great flag and country can be what we are willing to make it.
At the Dayville Mercantile,
banners welcomed cyclists along Oregon highway 26. It's a route recommended
by Adventure Cycling Association as part of their Cross America bikeway.
Route 26 has been designated, by Adventure Cycling Association, as part of a cross country bike route. Some places roll out the welcome mat for cyclists.