The weather was ride-conducive so I grabbed my atlas and looked for a low-elevation destination that’s never been visited by moi. I chose Lacomb, Oregon, nestled at the base of the Cascade foothills northeast of Lebanon.

The ride through Molalla, Silverton, Stayton and Scio was old hat so I didn’t engage my Zumo GPS until just south of Scio. The roads were of the two-lane country variety and were in great shape, passing through farmland and dotted by small hills. Although patches of road were still wet from recent rain, the sky was mostly cloudy but rain-free.

Lacomb is a community rather than a town per se, at least I didn’t see any indication of it. There is a small BP gas station and store, so I stopped for a Snickers. Their selection was minimal, however, so I had to settle for a Reses Peanut Butter Cup. The guy working there seemed very surprised that I had taken a day trip all the way from Sandy. I got to ride through an historic covered bridge near Lacomb as well so that was another first.

The ride back was fine, although I had to pass some slow people that were going 10-15 mph under the speed limit. It boggles the imagination how they can think it’s safe to do that. I got home safely, however, and very happy. There’s nothing like time spent on two wheels to put a smile on your face.