Eugene to Walterville/Return
April 24, 1982
To celebrate the first day of Daylight Savings, five cyclists left Eugene at
9:00 a.m. for an intended 45 mile ride.
The route took us through Alton Baker Park to Armitage Park for a rest stop,
then along the rolling hills of the McKenzie View Drive — beautiful views
of the spring-green fields and the river.
A change of route on Marcola Road to visit the Prouty-Fontana farm and cabinet
shop added some distance to the trip.
At the intersection of Camp Creek Road we met Günther Füernsteiner,
out for a Sunday ride, who joined us for the rest of the ride.
On through Walterville, with a stop for lunch at Elaine’s Cafe, then a
return trip via Deerhorn Road and the Springfield-Eugene bike paths.
Of course, as all good cyclists do, we made many stops for food and drink.
Back to Eugene by 4:30 and surprised to learn that Carolyn’s odometer read
65 miles — making an intended moderate ride into a full metric century.
Cyclists were Carolyn Orum, Mary Fulton, Günther Füernsteiner,
Bob Devine, Glenn Meares and leader Doris Allen.